DVD Verdict reviews: THE LION KING 2: SIMBA'S PRIDE: SPECIAL EDITION and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of AQUARIAN AGE: SIGN FOR REVOLUTION
    AWAKENING (VOLUME 1), THE BIG O II: MISSING PIECES (VOLUME 2), LAST
    EXILE: DISCOVERED ATTACK (VOLUME 3), THE LION KING 2: SIMBA'S PRIDE:
    SPECIAL EDITION, NURSE WITCH KOMUGI: A VACCINE FOR HUMANITY (VOLUME 1),
    SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HERLOCK: THE DECIMATED PLANET (VOLUME 3), THE
    TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON... AND MORE SLIGHTLY SCARY STORIES, and
    WEDDING PEACH: ANGEL BELL (VOLUME 5):


    AQUARIAN AGE: SIGN FOR REVOLUTION AWAKENING (VOLUME 1) (reviewed by
    Mitchell Hattaway, overall score 60/100):
    "The real problem here is the inability of the creators to fuse the
    disparate story elements. The musical side of the plot dominates the
    five episodes included in this release, and it's not the least bit
    interesting; if I want to see teenage girls chasing a band through the
    streets, I'll sit down and watch A Hard Day's Night."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/aquarianagevol1.php

    THE BIG O II: MISSING PIECES (VOLUME 2) (reviewed by Bryan Byun, overall
    score 85/100):
    "The Big O is nevertheless a solidly entertaining series, weaving sci-
    fi, mystery, and action-adventure elements together with a light comic
    touch. Despite its fantastical premise, The Big O rarely goes over the
    top, going instead for a drier, more restrained storytelling style."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/bigo2missingpiecesvol2.php

    LAST EXILE: DISCOVERED ATTACK (VOLUME 3) (reviewed by Bryan Byun,
    overall score 97/100):
    "Discovered Attack provides a good balance of character development and
    exciting action sequences, including a vanship race that is what the
    Phantom Menace pod race would have been if we gave a damn about any of
    the contestants. "

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/lastexilediscoveredattackvol3.php

    THE LION KING 2: SIMBA'S PRIDE: SPECIAL EDITION (reviewed by David
    Packard, overall score 85/100):
    "With Scar decomposing somewhere in the Circle of Life and the rest of
    his minions banished to the Outlands, the Pride Lands are once again a
    place of peace and scrumptious antelope. King Simba and wife Nala have
    knocked paws (Disney animators have once again spared us the details)
    and now have a daughter named Kiara. Just like her old man when he was a
    cub, Kiara is anxious and eager to prove herself. "

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/lionking2se.php

    NURSE WITCH KOMUGI: A VACCINE FOR HUMANITY (VOLUME 1) (reviewed by
    Mitchell Hattaway, overall score 85/100):
    "This jiggle fest is little more than an excuse to place cute high
    school age girls wearing skimpy outfits in a variety of absurd
    situations -- or is it? The more familiar you are with the conventions
    of anime, the more you're likely to enjoy this series, as it satirizes
    and sends up said conventions."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/nursewitchkomugi01.php

    SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HERLOCK: THE DECIMATED PLANET (VOLUME 3) (reviewed
    by Sandra Dozier, overall score 80/100):
    "Part of the appeal of a Matsumoto tale, traditionally, is the complex
    weave of characters, plot lines, and events that is presented simply and
    elegantly. It isn't formula, but it isn't a puzzle that the viewer has
    to figure out."

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

    THE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON... AND MORE SLIGHTLY SCARY STORIES
    (reviewed by Maurice Cobbs, overall score 85/100):
    "How does reading along with the TV compare with sitting on Mom's lap on
    a rainy afternoon and reading along with her? I can't find fault with
    the DVD or its advertised mission of providing an 'invitation to the
    world of reading' -- but I think that the mission would be better served
    by putting a book in front of the child instead of a DVD remote."

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

    WEDDING PEACH: ANGEL BELL (VOLUME 5) (reviewed by Sandra Dozier, overall
    score 88/100):
    "If the girls aren't kicking Devil ass or righting wrongs, they are
    swooning or squabbling over cute guys. It's funny, and silly, and it
    makes older folks grateful they are no longer in high school."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/weddingpeachangelbellvol5.php

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