DVD Verdict reviews: ROBOTECH REMASTERED: EXTENDED EDITION (VOLUME 5) and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of ANGELIC LAYER: INHERIT THE LAYER
    (VOLUME 6), BLUE REMAINS, BUBBLEGUM CRISIS 2040 (VOLUME 1), DRAGON
    DRIVE: ANOTHER DIMENSION (VOLUME 2), DRAGON DRIVE: NEW JOURNEY (VOLUME
    3), FINAL FANTASY: UNLIMITED: PHASE 4, FINAL FANTASY: UNLIMITED: PHASE
    5, GUNGRAVE: THE SWEEPER (VOLUME 2), NADIA: THE SECRET OF BLUE WATER:
    COLLECTION 2, ROBOTECH REMASTERED: EXTENDED EDITION (VOLUME 5), ROBOTECH
    REMASTERED: EXTENDED EDITION (VOLUME 6), and TEXHNOLYZE: RETALIATION
    (VOLUME 3):


    ANGELIC LAYER: INHERIT THE LAYER (VOLUME 6) (reviewed by Sandra Dozier,
    overall score 92/100):
    "Misaki may be somewhat formulaic, but her kind and inclusive nature
    is endearing, and half the fun is rooting for her to do her best and
    win through."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/angeliclayervol6.php

    BLUE REMAINS (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall score 83/100):
    "From the simple introduction of the characters and plot to the
    beautiful and highly symbolic ending, Blue Remains proves itself to be a
    film that works even though it has little going for it. Simple, solid
    storytelling can still make up for the lack of a big budget and quality
    animation."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/blueremains.php

    BUBBLEGUM CRISIS 2040 (VOLUME 1) (reviewed by Sandra Dozier, overall
    score 85/100):
    "I gave BGC a wide berth -- the whole idea of punk riot grrls kicking
    ass (in high-heeled battle suits, no less!) sounded like animated
    torture to me. But because I am a die-hard Blade Runner fan my curiosity
    overwhelmed me, and I had to have a look. To my delight, I enjoyed
    myself immensely."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/bubblegumcrisis2040vol1.php

    DRAGON DRIVE: ANOTHER DIMENSION (VOLUME 2) (reviewed by Sandra Dozier,
    overall score 87/100):
    "I do appreciate the way things get shaken up in pretty much every
    episode. Dragon Drive is genuinely enjoyable to watch, the sort of rainy-
    day entertainment that can be watched several times without a sense of
    boredom setting in."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/dragondrivevol2.php

    DRAGON DRIVE: NEW JOURNEY (VOLUME 3) (reviewed by Sandra Dozier, overall
    score 87/100):
    "The story line isn't very showy or original, but the series has a
    strong foundation of action, humor, and good character interaction that
    makes it an enjoyable diversion and gives it an edge over some of its
    more cookie-cutter brethren."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/dragondrivevol3.php

    FINAL FANTASY: UNLIMITED: PHASE 4 (reviewed by David Ryan, overall
    score 80/100):
    "The episodes in Phase 4 link together in a way the earlier episodes did
    not, leading to a more satisfying viewing experience. It's still almost
    mind-numbingly complex and surreal, but at least it's got an internal
    consistency about it now."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/ffuphase4.php

    FINAL FANTASY: UNLIMITED: PHASE 5 (reviewed by David Ryan, overall
    score 83/100):
    "It's really starting to look like the Final Fantasy: Unlimited series
    sandbagged the entire first half of its run. Ever since Episode 14, this
    has been a totally different show. The three episodes here in Phase 5
    are far more interesting and well-written than anything previous."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/ffuphase5.php

    GUNGRAVE: THE SWEEPER (VOLUME 2) (reviewed by Mitchell Hattaway, overall
    score 85/100):
    "I was quite impressed with the first volume of Gungrave, and I was
    equally impressed by this release; this operatic tale remains
    compelling, and the story and characters continue to deepen."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/gungravevol2.php

    NADIA: THE SECRET OF BLUE WATER: COLLECTION 2 (reviewed by Joel Pearce,
    overall score 65/100):
    "By the time I got to the dreadful musical episode (which worked in
    Buffy but doesn't even begin to work here), I really wanted to send this
    collection 20,000 leagues under the sea."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/nadiacoll2.php

    ROBOTECH REMASTERED: EXTENDED EDITION (VOLUME 5) (reviewed by Bryan
    Byun, overall score 70/100):
    "If all these elements had been blended seamlessly into a focused, well-
    developed story, Southern Cross might have been my favorite chapter of
    the series. As it is, creator Carl Macek's retrofitting of existing
    anime series, which worked well in the first chapter (Macross), doesn't
    work as well here."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/robotechremasteredvol5.php

    ROBOTECH REMASTERED: EXTENDED EDITION (VOLUME 6) (reviewed by Bryan
    Byun, overall score 80/100):
    "The Regis, who's like the bitchier older sister of Star Trek's Borg
    Queen, is a delightfully over-the-top villainess, the kind whose
    inevitable defeat you can enjoy rooting for."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/robotechremasteredvol6.php

    TEXHNOLYZE: RETALIATION (VOLUME 3) (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall
    score 85/100):
    "Anime fans who have been intrigued by the first two volumes of
    Texhnolyze will not be disappointed by the direction the series takes in
    this third disc. There aren't very many answers yet, but it asks all the
    right questions and provides a few impressive surprises."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/texhnolyzevol3.php

    Mike Jackson
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    www.dvdverdict.com
     
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