Mania Grade: C+
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- Audio Rating: A-
- Video Rating: A
- Packaging Rating: B
- Menus Rating: B-
- Extras Rating: C+
- Age Rating: 3 & Up
- Region: 4 - Australia / South America
- Released By: Viz Media
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
- Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
- Series: Pokemon
Pokémon - Pikachu vs Mewtwo (Brazil)
July 16, 2004
What They Say
This is the Brazillian release.The Review!
This disc is very similar to the one released on US by Warner, so all extras you can find on it are on this disc (including the lame clip). The only feature lost on the process to bring this over to South America was the French subtitles, which poses no threat to it's target audience (let's face it, while it's anime, the target audience seem far away from the average anime fan).
This disc features dialogues on English, Portuguese and Spanish (as the US release, there's no Japanese audio track). The audio is crisp, and all of them presented on DD5.1. You can also turn on the subtitles, which are available on all three languages. The video, while not the best out there, is nice, with vibrant color. Sadly, this is a pan & scan transfer, which leaves some details away. Bu then again, the target audience simply won't mind.
The plot is kind of deja vú to all of us, it's your average Pokémon episode, but running down one full hour. Team Rocket, as usual, saves the show with some good jokes at the beginning, but later they simply fade away, leaving us to some poké-crap moralist happy ending. In other words: if you don't like Pokémon, you won't have a reason to like this one.
The short Pikachu's Vacation is there, but unlike the theater release, where you was forced to watch this one BEFORE the real movie, you can select at the main menu which one you want to watch. Unlike you're really crazy over Pokémon you'll probably skip this section of the disc.
The extras, while not bad at all, simply won't work on this release, as they're not subtitled or dubbed (shame Warner!). Overall, this is for die hard Pokémon fans, or anime fans who wants to get a hold of one of the first anime discs released on Brazil (at a very lower price than the US release).
Portuguese DD 5.1 Language,English DD 5.1 Language,Spanish DD 5.1 Language
Philco 29" TV, Pioneer DV-414 codefree player, Sharp DD5.1 receiver