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  • Audio Rating: C
  • Video Rating: B
  • Packaging Rating: A
  • Menus Rating: B+
  • Extras Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: 13 & Up
  • Region: 1 - North America
  • Released By: Geneon Entertainment (USA), Inc.
  • MSRP: 29.99
  • Running time: 75
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Nazca

Nazca Vol. #2

By Peter Schall     February 16, 2002
Release Date: March 14, 2000



The Review!
Good points first, so people don't think I hate this release. There's something intangible about this series that makes me enjoy it. When I first saw the release of the first 3 episodes at Katsucon it was unintentionally (a consignment wasn't finished, basically :D). I'm glad I go to see it though. That's about as far as the good goes, however. The reason I say 'intangible' is because both the animation and video quality are average, and the audio is produced horribly. I'm an ex-music technology major, and I find the audio mix to be horrendous. I found the second disc to be a bit less entertaining than the first, although the 6th episode leaves off with a good cliffhanger. When it comes down to it, I'll buy the next disc. But I don't know why.

Technical problems:

A few scenes seem a bit warped, but it may be the source material. There are some definite encoding problems at 1:04:xx including a slight vertical glitch and an audio blip. And of course, the entire disc seems a bit muted and not as sharp as I like to see my DVDs. On the plus side, the menu reacts very quickly.



Review Equipment
Panasonic DVDA120 connected via S-Video to Proscan 36" TV. Onkyo TX-DS575 w/ Infinity front/sub/center/surround

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