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- Audio Rating: B
- Video Rating: B+
- Packaging Rating: A
- Menus Rating: B+
- Extras Rating: A-
- Age Rating: 3 & Up
- Region: 1 - North America
- Released By: ADV Films
- MSRP: 44.98
- Running time: 375
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
- Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
- Series: Robotech
Robotech Legacy Set 2
By Mark McPherson
February 18, 2002
Release Date: August 07, 2001
If your serious about Robotech, you'll pay the extra $15 for the extra disc on the boxed set. And you won't be dissapointed with this set.
Audio: It's mono. What more can you say? Nothing has changed. Kind of a let down if you've been watching such highly restored classics like Gundam 0079 or AKIRA.
Video: I'm complimenting ADV on this one because ADV did nothing wrong with getting it transferred onto DVD. So don't go blaming ADV that it's their fault theres lots of scratches and grain.
Packaging: Pretty much the same as the first box, except this time the box features the SDF-1. Other than that, it's pretty much the same setup. Not bad, but not exciting either.
Menus: Compared to the last two discs, these menus are real treats. The same old Bretai and Exedore opening is still there, but the main menus are way different. Vol. 3 features a day battle on Earth between Veritech and Female Zentradi while Vol. 4 features a night battle between Veritechs and Zentradi. The Extra disc menu features Miriya and Max playing the Veritech game.
Extras: When compared to last disc, these extras are enormous. The first is a two minute video "Galaxy of Stars" featuring video from a Robotech toy convention. The next is Toy Commercials. One word: Cheesy. Very cheesy. My brother found them pretty funny though. Moving onto to Bios of almost all characters from the Macross Saga and Comic Book covers from the Macross Saga. PRetty fun to read and view if you REALLY like Macross. Otherwise you'll be in an anime enthusiast's nightmare. Then theres the mecha design sheets that are a must to see for all Macross fans and two more International Clips for all you interested in Europian and South American languages. Finally, a poor quality interview with Carl Macek on a public access show in Texas promoting the Robotech Movie (including some scenes from the Robotech Movie). Overall, a great number of extras that will leave you drooling for more.
Content: These two disc kick off the Macross Saga into it's main plot. The line between Zentradi and Micronian cultures begin to break and the war efforts get more and more brutal. No more messing around. Play times over.
The first disc features the triumphant return to Earth. After breaking through Kyron's forces and Azonia's as well, the SDF-1 lands in the ocean. The next two episodes are basically quiet time. And then Kyron attacks in full force this time. It seems basic on paper, but with the animation backing up the battle, it becomes one of the most memorable moments in the Macross Saga. Also, the relocation of the SDF-1 get's thrown all about in these episodes.
The second disc is nothing but action. After the SDF-1's Omni-Directional barriar system ends up leveling an entire city, the Earth Consule forces the SDF-1 off the Earth. Just in time for when Bretai returns with a massive fleet. The Zentradi even start defecting after foiling the SDF-1's Dataliss attack.
Overall, the episodes in this box only push the story further and further leaving you begging for more. Fear not. More Robotech is on the way.
Oritron 2001 DVD100; RCA 19-inch television