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    20. My Neighbor Totoro

    1. My Neighbor Totoro
    Director: Hayao Miyazaki
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    5-0 out of 5 stars the finest family movie to ever come out of Japan
    Master filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki has created a delightful work of sheer beauty in My Neighbor Totoro. The story centers around two girls who move into the countryside with their father. Their mother is in the hospital, and when she seems to be getting better, she has a relapse. An urgent telegram is sent to the house, where it is read by Satsuki (the older sister). Neither child knows how to react to this; Mei runs away, and it is up to Satsuki and the Totoro of the forest to find her.

    I first saw this movie when the original Fox VHS came out (I was about 5 at that point, and got it as a Christmas present), and continue to be enchanted by it today. As soon as I heard that it was being released on DVD, I ordered a copy, but alas, I should have waited.

    To those of you who have the VHS and are considering the DVD, and even to those who have the Fox DVD, I strongly reccomend ordering a copy of the Disney/Studio Ghibly version. It is true that dubbing a movie can do tremendious injustice to a foreign film, and the Japanese language track is a feature that should have been included on the Fox release. Also note that the second disk will be packed with features, including storyboard drawings, cast interviews, and a myriad of other interesting morsels.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Animation -- Unforgivable Treatment
    My Neighbor Totoro is one of the greatest animated films ever produced (for children or otherwise). It is a film that devoted fans such as myself love sharing with children and friends (I even teach it in my Children's Literature class.)
    ----The delicacy of Hayao Miyazaki's tale of two young girls who must cope with the stresses of moving to a new house, neighborhood and school--while their mother is kept in a hospital for a problem they do not understand!--is extraordinarily well-told through delightful and surprising events and beautiful animation. That the girls need the friendship and support of their father, the neighbors and the Totoros (friendly nature spirits) is subtly presented and then heroically answered through Miyazaki's unforgettable imagery.
    ---But you'll have to trust me on that because a good portion of that imagery has been butchered away through the pan-and-scan process. Not only have the producers of this DVD version cut away much of the visuals but they have also left off the Japanese language track and given us a rather pale transfer.
    ----English speaking kids deserve to see this better-than-Disney film. They deserve to view the widescreen version and they deserve the option of hearing the dubbed version (if they cannot yet read) OR hearing it in it's original language while reading subtitles. A quality production would offer these things and more.
    ----This DVD offers a Masterpiece, but a badly Mistreated one----

    3-0 out of 5 stars Marvellous film, but beware this Fox release
    Charm, wisdom and beauty - Miyazaki style. "Totoro" is a real winner for all the family, but I would advise prospective buyers to wait for the Disney/Buena Vista release later this year. This Fox version is full-screen, cutting down the viewing area, and is only available with English dubbed voices (the original Japanese with subtitles offers much more subtle performances for parental viewing!)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Blown Away By the Mighty Voice of Totoro!
    I have spent the past day wondering what has gone wrong with children's entertainment, particularly American kids fare. This movie is, quite simply, awesome. Granted, there's that one iffy bath scene early in the movie, but I'm willing to overlook it because the rest of the movie is mind blowing beauty. This is the antidote to the usual American kid show, in my opinion. It is subtle, beautiful, simple, and yet complex. It is charming, wholesome, real, and superb. This is the breakthrough film for Miyazaki in America and I can see why.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Enchanting!
    "My Neighbor Totoro" is a beautiful film, comprised of lovable characters, decadent animation, and a plot choc-full of magical fun. It is simply marvelous!

    I was first introduced to Totoro in about the fourth grade, when we watched this movie at Japanese School. I remember wishing that I could live at the house that Mei and Satsuki live in so that I could see real dust bunnies and follow acorn trails to little Totoros. Some years later, I am still enchanted by Totoro's huge smile, the flying cat bus, and the amazing trees in the girls' backyard.

    Although there are some dramatic moments in "Totoro" (i.e. visiting Mother in the hospital, Mei running away, etc.), it is still a movie that you will want to watch time and time again. This is family entertainment at its very best!

    If you're looking for more great Japanese animated movies, try "Castle in the Sky" by Hayao Miyazaki. :) ... Read more


    2. Spirited Away
    Director: Hayao Miyazaki
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    From one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema comes the most acclaimed film of 2002. Hayao Miyazaki's latest triumph, filled with astonishing animation and epic adventure, is a dazzling masterpiece for the ages. It's a "wonderfully welcoming work of art that's as funny and entertaining as it is brilliant, beautiful, and deep" (Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal). SPIRITED AWAY is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. An unforgettable story brimming with creativity, SPIRITED AWAY will take you on a journey beyond your imagination. "To enter the world of Hayao Miyazaki is to experience a kind of lighthearted enchantment that is unique to the world of animation" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times). It's a fantastic tale the whole family will want to experience over and over again. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars An incredible animated movie
    "Spirited Away" won the Oscar for 2002's Best Animated Film. It richly deserved this award, for it is by far the best movie of its type in years. It may not be funny like 'Monsters Inc." or entertaining like "Shrek", but for sheer beauty and artistic integrity, it's almost impossible to top. Since words, like any other medium, have built-in limits, you will have to experience it for yourself to see what I am saying.

    Imagine this: A little girl is riding in a car with her parents. They are headed to their new house. Dad makes a wrong turn, and they wind up traveling along a dirt road which ends at what appears to be a deserted train station. Dad decides that it's really the entrance to a failed amusement park. He and Mom decide to go exploring, and the little girl, filled with trepidation, has no choice but to go along. After awhile, the little family discovers a restaurant that is still operating. The parents gorge themselves until they are turned into pigs. Suddenly alone, the child finds herself in a place full of witches, ghosts, goblins and other assorted spirits. Aided only by an unearthly boy, she must now save her parents and find her way out of this surreal place.

    The movie was made in Japan by animation master Hayao Miyazaki and his crew. It became the highest grossing movie of all time in that country. The people at Disney bought the American rights and lovingly added an excellent English soundtrack. The company's marketing department apparently was at a loss as to how to sell such an unusual animated movie. It was seen by relatively few Americans in theaters. I suspect that this masterpiece will find its audience here via video and DVD.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Hayao Miyazaki's Latest Masterpiece
    From the legendary Studio Ghibli and anime director Hayao Miyazaki (of "Princess Mononoke," "Castle in the Sky," and "Kiki's Delivery Service," among others) comes a new favorite among otaku (anime fans) world-wide. "Spirited Away" is the story of a young Japanese girl named Chihiro (literally, "heroine") who is, as the title implies, taken from her normal life and deposited reluctantly in a small town built around a bathhouse for spirits. Chihiro overcomes fear and other obstacles, including a large, faceless monster and a black-hearted witch named Yubaba (literally, "old hag") to save her parents from a rather unpleasant fate. The story is exciting, well-paced, and thoughtful, with a good mix of humor, symbolism, emotion, traditional Japanese legend, and moral.

    From an animation standpoint, "Spirited Away" is astounding. The sheer amount of movement and energy in Hayao Miyazaki's most recent work is quite impressive. Combined with the beautiful scenery (including several awe-inspiring and detailed shots of the bathhouse that can by themselves be regarded as masterpieces), and the realistic textures of the grass blowing in the wind, the flower gardens around the bathhouse, and the interior of the bathhouse, "Spirited Away" is truly a work of art.

    The only flaw in the otherwise near-perfect film is the dialogue. A few lines sound a little forced, and some intended to be funny simply aren't. Fortunately, these slip-ups are few and far between.

    Already, "Spirited Away" has earned several prestigous distinctions, including the 2003 Oscar award for Best Animated Feature. Also, "Spirited Away" was anime released in movie theaters, which is rare in the United States. Ever rarer, it became the top-grossing film in America for several weekends in a row. Not surprisingly, it was also popular in Japan, where it became the top-grossing film in that nation's history.

    Most people I have talked to have been very impressed with the quality of "Spirited Away." Many of these have been adults, mislead by the films "Disney" tag. When they sat down to watch it with their kids, they simply expected another children's movie, but instead found a film they could enjoy and appreciate as well. On the face, the plot is simple enough for younger kids to understand, but the symbolism and artwork is so complicated and intricate that it can be enjoyed by adults and older kids as well. In other words, however cliché those words may be, this film really does have something for everyone, and is well worth your time and your twenty-five dollars.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A work of art!
    First of all,don't listen to people who give this masterpiece bad reviews... they probably think disney movies are the only animations worth watching!
    This anime is fantastic... Miyazaki is truly a genius. Everything about it blew me away, from the animation and characters to its storyline! The characters have depth, and they show real emotion, and unlike disney movies, there are no annoying sidekicks or crappy songs... in fact, the music is very beautiful and heightens the feel of the movie.Even the dub is pretty good(at least in my opinion), but of course the original japanese with subtitles is best(as always)!
    I HIGHLY recommend this one to everyone, anime fan or not!This is definitely worth your money! Don't hesitate!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing
    I must admit that if it weren't for my friends, I probably would have never even given this title a second look, but after I watched it, I was amazed. Miyazaki has managed to create one of the most beautiful, not to mention entertaining, movies I have ever seen. The characters (especially Chihiro) are very true to life. I highly recommend "Spirited Away" even if you aren't an anime fan or, like me, are an otaku (you know who you are). I also encourage you to check out Miyazaki's other works, two of my favorites being "Princess Mononoke" and "The Castle of Cagliostro."

    5-0 out of 5 stars 6 stars
    This movie feels like a dream. There are not many works of art that can do this, but with this one I distinctively got the feeling that watching this film was the same as a really sweet dream. I love it. ... Read more


    3. Digimon Digital Monsters, Volume 3 - Beware the Black Gears
    Director: Hiroyuki Kakudo, Hiroki Shibata, Naoki Miyahara, Minoru Hosoda, Harume Kosaka, Tetsuo Imazawa, Takao Yoshizawa, Tetsuharu Nakamura, Keiji Hayakawa, Takahiro Imamura, Takenori Kawada
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    This third installment of Digimon finds the seven lost campers and their Digimon on an unfamiliar island. In "Ikkakumon's Harpoon Torpedo," Joe climbs Infinity Mountain to get a better look at the group's surroundings, and encounters flying black gears that turn normally friendly digital monsters into combative foes. Luckily, the group follows him, and Gomamon digivolves into Ikkakumon to save the day with his harpoon torpedo. In "Evil Shows His Face," the kids discover that they are "the digidestined": the ones chosen to preserve the existence of the digital world. An encounter with Devimon, the evil ruler of the underworld, and his subjugates Ogremon and Leomon, teaches the group the value of teamwork, and lends insight into the mystery of the flying black gears. Thanks to a little help from a digivice and a host of digivolved Digimon, the kids survive the attack, but find themselves scattered among several different islands.

    In "Sub Zero Ice Punch," Tai and Agumon land on an icy island, where they encounter a gear-influenced Frigimon. Agumon dissolves the gear and Frigimon returns to his friendly self, helping the pair find Matt and Gabumon on a nearby island. Initially the two boys disagree about how to proceed: Matt wants to search for their missing friends and Tai argues that the key to everyone's survival is to first defeat Devimon. Only the next episode will tell if their agreed-upon path will be successful.

    Digimon is incredibly similar to Pokémon: Both are good-looking animated series starring powerful children accompanied by monsters that evolve into more powerful creatures. Digimon differs from Pokémon in that it focuses more on the concept of teamwork as a powerful defense against a specific enemy rather than on one kid's quest to become a trainer of monsters. If you're looking for true adventure, a great story line, and dandy animation, Digimon is for you. (Ages 5 and older) --Tami Horiuchi ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Digimon Adventure Continues
    This installment is the third in the Digimon series, and picks up right where the second video left off.
    At this point the background and setting has been set, and the characters have had time to establish themselves, so the plot gets a chance to become more complex. The pace picks up, there's more room for adventure, and you really get sucked into the Digital World. The dialogue is improving and the characters become more natural.
    Digimon will someday be hailed as a classic, as it has all of the elements that make for a lasting show. It's a lot of fun, and stays interesting, so kids and parents can have a great time watching it together.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Oh...wow...another pokemon clone....
    pokemon is so uch better than this trash and I'm not even a fan. When this first came out I knew that it was gonna suck and wolla it did. I like charizard, he'd kick greymon's sorry behind. Pkemon kicks butt. Scooter the happy pony could beat wargrwymon.

    1-0 out of 5 stars This shouldn't be allowed on tv...
    Digimon is so overated. Its a pokemon clone. Theres no difference, in characters, monsters or anything, I'm glad that it wasn't very popular.

    3-0 out of 5 stars old digimon
    its cool i guess i like the new digidestend their asome pokemon digimon dragonballz im the girl of them all rika ken kari

    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally! Devimon arrives and the story picks up....
    Do not simply ignore Digimon: Digital Monsters as a knock-off of the infamous Pokemon. It is nothing like it. It is highly original, and contains more depth and emotion in its storylines and characters.

    Simple summary:Seven kids get transported to a parallel universe that is digital, where they befriend small creatures called Digimon who can digivolve into powerful forms to help defeat the evil forces that threaten the Digital World and our own.

    In this video, the kids have now encountered Devimon, the main evil on File Island, the place where they first arrived to. Here is the first mention of the DigiDestined, the term used to describe the children and which will lead on to a more complex story. Using the power of the Black Gears, Devimon spilts the island into several smaller pieces and all of the children are separated. From there, Tai and Matt will begin to show their hostility towards one another as they try to rejoin the others, and Izzy and Mimi will encounter Centarumon, who will give insight into their digivices and their power.

    The video is, as Izzy would describe it, "Prodigious". From here the series picks up the momentum and soon the children will have to confront Devimon and learn the true reason to why they were taken to the DigiWorld. It is very entertaining, very funny, and can be dramatic if you get involved with the series. I highly recommend it for children who crave for fantasy and action/adventure, and who have grown tired of the irritating yellow mouse known as Pikachu. ... Read more


    4. Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
    Director: Gisaburo Sugii
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Animated Martial Arts Action!
    If you are a fan of Japanese animation and Hong Kong kung fu movies, this movie will be a pleasure to watch. It stays true to the original video game, it shows the awesome skills of Ryu as he teams up with his long lost fellow student Ken Masters, who almost is the equal to Ryu, to fight the evil Bison with his collection of fighters. The animation is very well done and the movie has a cool soundtrack, if you like rock and alternative. I'm a big Bruce Lee fan, so I wanted Fei Long, the mirror image of Lee, to have had a bigger part in the movie. The fight between Ryu and Fei Long had to be one of the best, it's one of my favorite scenes in the movie. I hope, if it's not out already, they will have a sequel to this anime. So if you haven't seen it yet and you like the video games that it is based on, I would highly recommend it.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Only for less-picky Street Fighter Fans
    There are three reasons to view this anime (and possibly own it): 1) you are an avid fan of the Street Fighter videogames and want to see some well-animated anime versions of the fighting 2) you enjoy only anime that has lots of action but is limp in story, plot, and everything else that should be expected of a good feature 3) you unfortunately feel the need to see Chun Li in her oft-exposed animated underwear

    I bought this movie because I'm a bit of a Street Fighter fan (keeping and often playing the Dreamcast Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter 3 series in my videogame collection; played then-new Street Fighter II arcade when in college); but I must fairly criticize it because I'm not a prejudiced fan.

    This American version DVD is like a big old American muscle car, a simply silly, nonsensical machine by current standards but one which packs a serious punch when the loud pedal is pressed. This movie has a disorganized, sub-amateur storyline; excessively forced and lengthy dramatic character exposition; and even in some areas subpar animation. But it does excel when the fighting happens (unfortunately between stretches of awful, token character development).

    Highlights are few but notable, such as Ryu v. Sagat, Chun-Li v. Vega, Fei Long v. Ryu. It is for occassional views of these sequences that I keep this movie on hand. But when I look at my DVD collection (Bugsy, LA Confidential, Perfect Blue, Ghost in the Shell, errr Street Fighter II), this one is always close to a trade.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not too bad at all
    Being a big fan of the Street Fighter video game series, I naturally had to check out this anime that was released way back in 1995. The story revolves around M.Bison, leader of Shadaloo (along with his henchmen: Sagat, Vega, and Balrog), and his search for the ultimate warrior: Ryu. Unfortunately, Ryu is a hard man to find, so Bison kidnaps Ryu's childhood friend Ken Masters in an attempt to lure Ryu over to the dark side. Other Street Fighter favorites like Guile, Chun-Li, and E.Honda have some big roles to play, while we get to see cameos from Zangief, Blanka, Cammy, T-Hawk, Fei Long, Dhalsim, and Dee Jay. The animation itself is very nicely done (action and fighting scenes are great), and the voice acting is surprisingly well done as well. All in all, while Street Fighter 2: The Animated Movie isn't the best anime I've seen, it is pretty good, and fans of the video game should be pleased. And by the way, it is a lot, LOT, better than the live action Jean-Claude Van Damme debacle.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best martial Arts anime.!
    Unlike the live-action movie of street fighter with jean claude van damme this one had a better storyline and it sticked with the real main charcter "Ryu" rather then guile. If you are a street fighter fan I highly recommend this one and Street Fighter Alpha.This movie starts out with Ryu fighting against Sagat or someone that looks like him anyway, it's a great scene by the way.Also a great fighting scene to is ryu and ken fighting against the boss of all street fighter games.DVD or videocasste it doesn't matter it will turn out great in the end besides the DVD version really does not have many extras just some stuff. Anyway I hope you buy because I did.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This Kicks The Van Damne Film's Butt!
    This animated version more than made up for that terrible live action version that was put out about a few years before this! The artwork and animation is incredible! All the fights are great but Chung Li Vs. Vega is easily the show stealer on this DVD! Get this DVD but be warned! It does contain some language and lots of violence!

    By the way, for those that have kids that like anime but don't want them to see all that, there is an edited version of this same film available but I think its only on VHS. ... Read more


    5. Digimon - The Movie
    Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi, Minoru Hosoda, Mamoru Hosoda
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    Average Customer Review: 3.76 out of 5 stars
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    Like the similar Pokémon craze, the animated Digimon TV series has spawned a full-length theatrical film. The two phenomena are similar: kids collect monsters and go on adventures. While Pokémon has a sense of odyssey and a wisp of a moral, Digimon is flat-out rough-and-tumble adventure. Can an adult figure out the digi-details of the digi-world? Here's a digi-shot. That world is full of evolving monsters that live and fight in their own ways. The digi-world and real world can intermix, and one of the portals is the Internet. So kids sit at their laptops and fight with their digi-monsters in an abstract environment that looks like something from Tron but with none of the cool. The first 50 of 83 minutes is backstory that takes place eight years earlier. So everyone is grown up (as the time frame leaps over all the original Digimon TV shows), and Digimon and humans interact on Earth. A bad digi-virus is bent on revenge, and it will take more than a laptop to defend the planet. That said, if the end of the world ever looms, a golden digi-egg will be a good thing to have. (Ages 6 to 12) --Doug Thomas ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Digimon: Digital Monsters - True Stories of the Movies
    Before I talk about THIS movie, I should let all you Digimon fans know about a few other things about the Digimon movies: . . .
    * In the original Japanese version, there are 7 Digimon Movies, the first two are involved with Season 1, with the origin of the Digi-Destined (translated into here), the Battle with Diaboromon on the Internet where WarGreymon & MetalGarurumon DNA-Digivolve into Omnimon (translated here) and the third movie, in the middle of Season 2, where T.K. & Kari, Davis, Yolei & Cody meet Willis (finally translated). All 3 movies had various scenes cut-out as there was not enough money to make a 2hr Movie - with movie 3 having the MOST cut-out scenes, having the older Digi-Destined captured. The animation, unfortunately, is not better than the TV Show, but its movement is slightly improved. The voices do okay, but not as well as the TV Show.
    The other 4 movies, beginning with the 4th Movie "Diablomon/Diaboromon Strikes Back" is set after the Digi-Destiend defeat MaloMyotismon, and they are havinga battle against Diaboromon's Baby forms who converge into Armagemon. Omnimon/Omegamon and Imperialdramon Fighter Mode cannot beat him, until Omegamon's body of energy becomes Excalibur the Sword, transforming Imperialdramon into his Paladin Mode and defeating Armagemon.
    Movie 5 & 6 have not been translated and are involved with "Season 3: Digimon Tamers", the 5th Movie (in the middle of the Season between eps 18 & 19) has Takato, Henry & Rika fighting Mephitsomon-Galfmon, who attempts to controil the world with V-Pets. And the 6th Movie is set after Season 3, with more of the TV Characters fighting an evil Parasite digimon controling a train Digimon who runs amuck in the Real world.
    The final 7th Digimon Movie, "Revival of the Ancient Digimon" is set in the middle of "Season 4: Digimon Frontier" where the Digi-destined come across an island where human-type and beast-type digimon war against eachother and the children must stop the deception.
    All the Digimon are less than an hour, running for either 3O mins or 51 mins. However the animation in movies 5-7 is better but looking closer to the show. It would've been better if they did Movies 1-2 first, then 3-4 as a sequel, followed by 5-6 for a third movie and putting 7 as a bonus feature.
    BUT IT WAS REALLY GOOD ALL THE SAME!

    5-0 out of 5 stars way better than pokemon any day!
    I really liked this movie!! it was awsome!!! here's my review

    Digimon the movie is a three part movie. It begins when the digi destind Tai,kari,matt,joey,sora,mimi,izzy etc. well, it's stars with younger tai and kari. One night their computer does something weird and makes a digi egg or whatever it's called. later it hatches a digimon and it keeps evolving. and thats all for this part.

    Part 2. It begins with this evil digimon (forgot it's name) causeing a HUGE virus! Tai Izzy and the gang have to stop it before it destroys the whole internet.

    Part 3 Its starts off with all the digimon characters includeing, Tai,kari,davis,etc. (no ken) They meet this kid from america (sorry I'm so bad with names) His digimon keeps attacking him because (warning spoiler) the evil digimon virus is inside him and trying to get them to help him. So they all try to defat it.

    An thats all the info for now. now for my comments. This movie had alot of action and some comedy! it was funny! Now notice it's rated PG theres a reason. The action is violent and might sacre kids hmmm maybe under 7 I guess. so, yeah.

    Now I her that this is another pekemon craze WRONG!!! people say oh digimon is a pokemon copycat again WRONG!!! FYI people digimon came first!! The dub just came out later so take note of that! and now to stop my ranting. anyways this was a freat movie!! way better than pokemon any day! I'm 11 now and still like digimon. yeah I know you think it's insicure for some my age likes digimon but it really isin't. This is a great movie/tv series great for the whole family! The movie and art is great! so buy this! or atleast rent it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Well...
    First let me say: You will either love or hate this movie and series. For Pokemon fans, it will be a boring Pokemon clone. For those of us with less narrow minds, or who don't mind watching well-done movies for the younger generation, it is a highly origional (Despite some serious monster look-alikes with pokemon) well-done series. The characters are much more filled in than pokemon, and have more on their minds then "catch them all lets battle yay i love my pikachu" On the whole, though I rather enjoy pokemon, Digimon has a magnificent and powerful storyline (for a kids show) and I recommend this: If you like Pokemon a lotlotlot, think twice before even renting this :)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Take my advice....
    ...Don't even rent this peice of crap. It's sooooo dissappointing, cause the show is really good. but the movie sucked.

    5-0 out of 5 stars digimon is so cool
    I loved the movie but its not only 3 movies in japan they made 7 already and are making the 8 movie I know cause I made a little research and have found the other movie I dont have them, but I know the web site were you can find the other 3 movies.I also dont know if there doing to air in USA.

    the web site is www.thedigi-zone.com ... Read more


    6. Sailor Moon - Mysterious Tuxedo Mask (TV Show, Vol. 4)
    Director: Junichi Sato
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Try It! You'll Like It!
    It's very easy to get caught up in Sailor Moon because the characters are very likeable, and you'll want to see what happens when Serena and Raye try to enter a wedding dress sewing contest, or when Serena enters a modeling contest as much as seeing the Sailor Scouts defeat Nephlite's latest evil schemes. The characters' daily lives are as much a part of the show as the heroics are, and that makes you care about the outcome of the episodes more. There's also a couple of sweet episodes about how Sammy broke Mika's prize winning doll, and the beginning of the story of Molly's ill-fated crush on Nephlite (a.k.a. Maxfield Stanton). I would reccomend this tape (and Sailor Moon in general) to anyone who likes anime, that doesn't mind American dubs. Be forewarned, however: Sailor Moon can be a highly addictive series!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best anime ever
    Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon brings back so many memories. When I was very young and Sailor Moon first came out, I found it by fate by flipping the channels. Back then no one else watched it and it was on at 6:00 in the morning. Many years later I reunited with it and then I ordered the Japanese episodes fansubbed. The Japanese episodes were amazing. Back then their was no official distributer, so I ordered from a fansubbed distributer. The Japanese version was so different form the American version. It was completely different. I love both versions though. The English version brings back memories from my childhood while the Japanese version is uncut. It's fun comparing the episodes and seeing how much was changed. This version, however, is the edited and changed. It cuts out many scenes and makes a lot of changes. While it has changed a lot from the original Japanese version, it's great for a trip down memory lane, and brings back my childhood memories. This volume has very important episodes. Usagi/Mamoru and Serena/Darien are my favorite couple ever. This volume is very touching and romantic. While it makes a lot fo changes from the Japanese version, it brings back memories from your childhood. Tuxedo Kamen is so wonderful and charming. He was my hero when I was a young girl, and he's still me hero now. He will always be the most charming anime man. I love Tuxedo Kamen/Mask. He is so wonderful, and hot. Anyway, this is recommended by me, but I suggest you buy the Japanese version as well.

    5-0 out of 5 stars the best manga!!!!!!!
    The best manga i have ever seen.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT EPISODES
    SAILOR MOON fans will love this videotape which includes 4 episodes of the cult Anime series.

    "Wedding Day Blues" - Serena and Raye enter a competition to win an all-expenses-paid honeymoon trip to Hawaii, while their beloved teacher Miss Lambert is abducted by the Negaverse.

    "Shutter-Bugged" - Serena enters a modeling competition, but the young teenage photographer has been brainwashed by Neflyte.

    "Dangerous Dollies" - Sammy gets into hot water when he accidentally breaks his friend's award-winning porcelain doll.

    "Who is That Masked Man?" - Molly is almost killed when Neflyte becomes convinced that she is Sailor Moon.

    Highly-recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Recommended!
    Another great video in the Sailor Moon series. This is something that the whole family can watch together. My daughter absolutely loves these shows. They are funny, and set a positive example of friendship and love. Watching Serena and her friends as they stop the evil plans of the Negaverse is great fun to watch. We have purchased all of the videos in this series so far. I stongly recommend all of them. ... Read more


    7. Princess Mononoke
    Director: Hayao Miyazaki
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    Claire Danes (THE MOD SQUAD), Minnie Driver (GOOD WILL HUNTING), and Billy Bob Thornton (ARMAGEDDON, SLING BLADE) head a cast of hot Hollywood stars who lend their talents to this exquisitely animated, overwhelmingly acclaimed adventure epic! Inflicted with a deadly curse, a young warrior named Ashitaka (Billy Crudup -- WITHOUT LIMITS) sets out for the forests of the west in search of the cure that will save his life. Once there, he becomes inextricably entangled in a bitter battle that matches Lady Eboshi (Driver) and a proud clan of humans against the forest's animal gods, who are led by the brave Princess Mononoke (Danes), a young woman raised by wolves! Also starring Gillian Anderson (THE X-FILES) and Jada Pinkett Smith (SCREAM 2), this monumental struggle between man and nature will have you transfixed as stunning artistry blends with epic storytelling to create a uniquely entertaining motion picture! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Mononoke a must for Fantasy Fans
    This is an amazing anime feature reminding me a little of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Except that was Chinese Folklore). It has simplistic yet very professional and detailed animation by Hayao Miyazaki. Featuring a beautiful instrumental score rendered by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. This movie is set in isolationist Japan, and is filled with eastern/Japanese cultural elements for us westerners to attempt to understand. Along with a decent fantasy helping of personified animals and Gods. Be careful watching it if you can constitute a western audience member. This isn't a tree hugger movie like Fern Gully (me shudders). If you think this movie has contemporary western political motives then you are thinking too hard! I had to stop myself and just enjoy it. The story really has no antagonist because both sides in the story are equally guilty of one emotion (try and find the best line in the movie that sums up what I just said)...plus it smacks of Eastern values and mythology. And that's all I'm going to say about the story. If a devout conservative can love this movie...anyone can. Leave the soap box at home. Incidentally the english dub features the voices of American Hollywood stars such as Gillian Anderson (The X-Files)and Billy Bob Thorton (Armageddon, Pushing Tin, etc...)...But don't tell the real Anime buffs that I watched it dubbed...lol...I know only real anime fans watch subbed anime.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Display of how our world is!
    I have experienced some of the things that Miyazaki has put in "Princess Mononoke". For example, i've had to step into fights and then get rejected by both sides. We ourselves are demons in a certain view. We hurt others when they're in the way of our dreams or whatever. For example, if I wanted to rule the world and my friend opposed me, I would hurt him. Miyazaki is clearly showing this and that's why I give "Princess Mononoke" a 5-stars rating.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Be literal, "artistic" metaphors are stupid!!
    Don't listen to rhogen, he's not smart. So what if all the characters have human actions, this movie is full of dizzying contradictions and superstitious crap!! Those who think in a literal way are much smarter than those who don't. I'm not an Evangelist Christian from Mississippi who thinks Princess Mononoke is full of paganism, I'm a Soviet Marxist who thinks Princess Mononoke is full of anti-human new-age supersition and metaphors that are silly and nonsensical. Miyazaki screwed up and should keep his enviromental anti-human commentary in Japan, like killing people will help trees grow. Watch Akira (Streamline version), Ninja Scroll, and Ghost In The Shell. All of those anime have adult and provacative content, but don't have anti-human new-age spiritual crap, "artistic" metaphores, and they don't make you puke out your lunch.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Don't be so literal, this is artistic metaphor at its best
    I have to respond to those who freak out about the "superstitions" of this film. Being a totally non-magical thinker myself I can understand the first-order reaction. But frankly, you need to see the metaphors. When the spirit gods express anger at "humans", this is metaphorically our own conscience questioning and evaluating what we are doing. It's that simple. If you can do that, you will be able to LOVE this film. SEMI-SPOILER: The first great thing about it is that there are no mustache-twirling villains. Everyone's motivations are human, they're doing what they think is best. That's just the appetizer. Great stuff!

    4-0 out of 5 stars VISUALLY SPECTACULAR, HOT-BUTTON MESSAGES, BUT..
    The reviews for this typical Miyazaki blockbuster are so rabidly of the WOW mentality that you may expect something mind-blowing. 'Manage your expectations and enjoy the bloody ride' is my advice.

    In terms of sheer execution this is one of the best anime capers you'll see, replete with beasts of mythic proportions, lush forests, sparkling waterfalls, and some mind-numbing inter-galactic slaughter. I could wager in a blink that this is what inspired Tarantino to do that little anime insert in Kill Bill Vol 1.

    Plus, the film has some swank credentials under its belt: the Japanese voices are dubbed, not just subtitled, by big *American* stars -- Billy Bob Thornton, Minnie Driver, Claire Danes, Bill Crudup, etc -- who lend their laryx to a host of universally relevant issues such as the plight of indigenous people and nature in the face of unchecked business interests, the death of spirituality in the name of social progress, misogyny in its many variations, etc.

    But I have my gripes. The film is violent. Very violent. Sometimes senselessly violent. I had to frequently turn my volume knob to the left. There are gigantic guns, and blood and guts splatter the landscape every minute. Most of this soon seems overdrawn (and the film is looooong) with all this supposedly cool action amounting to precious little in terms of any clear message about good versus evil. The underlying purpose is summed up brilliantly by a roadside beggar when he says something like the world is cursed, but we still find a reason to live.

    I also found something lacking in the animation itself. While exquisitely vivid it seems to lag in its flair for capturing natural motion. Disney or Pixar movies pore over a sense of suppleness when an eye is raised or a muscle is twitched by a character. Miyazaki's animators on the other hand haven't penetrated beyond the skin, the moving creatures feel inarticulate and jerky, particularly when played against the very 2D painted backgrounds.

    But that still doesn't stop me from recommending this powerful cult flick, a must if you're an anime acolyte. If not, then be prepared for a Tarantino x 100 and you'll do fine. ... Read more


    8. Power Rangers Wild Force - Curse of the Wolf
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    Intent on defeating the Rangers once and for all, Master Org releases an Org General, Nayzor, from his stone tomb. Nayzor, in turn, releases Zen-Aku, a wolf-like mechanical beast who has been imprisoned for 3,000 years, and Zen-Aku traps Elephant Zord! His own true identity unknown to him, Zen-Aku at times seems to be the Rangers' enemy and at times, a friend. He also commands three Wild Zords of his own. After the Rangers defeat Vacuum Cleaner Org and later, Bus Org, Zen-Aku combines his Dark Wild Zords to form Predazord, which defeats Megazord, and Zen-Aku gains control of Giraffe Zord! As Taylor and Princess Shayla search for clues about Zen-Aku, the strange wolf creature suddenly shows up with Motorcycle Org. Although the Rangers defeat the Org, Zen-Aku gains control of the Bear Crystals, and things look bad for the Rangers. The only sign of hope comes when Zen-Aku remembers parts of his past and he becomes friendlier. Could it be that Zen-Aku was once a friend to the Rangers? ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Need to do better
    This video is not a great Power Rangers video, but I'm sure if you're a collector you'll be getting it anyway. It's not as if this is seriously dire, but once you put it in the VCR, you probably won't wanna put it in many times after that, so here's hoping you like the video packaging. You'll probably not be noticing it on your shelf for a long time to come.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Bad acting and Good music VS Good acting bad music like it
    Gauridians of the Earth uninited we Roar! Power rangers wild Force, Noble tiger, Great shark, soring ealgel, irion bision, Roriang Lion!... Is that supose to make the Rangers stronger or somthing? It's not helping them defeat Zenaku. Like BlackwarGreymon, He tries to rember what hapen and was the 6th ancient warrio that was destroyed becase he became evil from an unknown source. He's also Inviceble nothing the Rangers are diong isn't working. Not even the Soulbrid can deafeat Zenaku.
    It's totaly pricless sieng the Rangers lose their Zord crstals that they worked so hard to get.
    It's theb course of the wolf that defeated the Rangers. Why do they say their stupid motto?(See above frist sentice.) At least Zenaku became the LunerWolf: Merick.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Power of the lost ranger
    427: SOUL BIRD SALVATION (3/30/02)

    A wandering Duke Org called Retinaxe battles the Rangers to prove his worth. With Freezer Org's help, the Zords are frozen and the Rangers are rendered powerless. The Soul Bird hatches, restores the Zords and powers, and helps the Rangers defeat Retinaxe.

    428: CURSE OF THE WOLF (4/06/02)

    Master Org releases the Duke Org Nayzor, who finds and releases another Duke Org - Zen-Aku. Zen-Aku utterly defeats the Rangers in battle, and steals the Elephant power orb.

    429: BATTLE OF THE ZORDS (4/13/02)

    An injured Alyssa is tended to by Zen-Aku, after she is attacked by Toxica and Jindrax. Zen-Aku summons his own Dark Wild Zords to battle the Rangers' Wild Zords.

    430: PREDAZORD, AWAKEN (4/20/02)

    After defeating the runaway Bus org, the Rangers face Zen-Aku, who combines his Dark Wild Zords into the Predazord, and steals the Giraffe Power Animal from them.

    4-0 out of 5 stars it was a good movie.
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    9. Sailor Moon R The Movie - The Promise of the Rose
    Director: Kunihiko Ikuhara
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    Kisenian, traveling from a far away galaxy, disguised as a meteor, aims to gather all the "positive" energy from the Earth and plant the seeds of "negativity" leaving Earth full of hatred. Unable to do this on her own, Kisenian preys on the vulnerable heart of Darien's childhood friend, Fiore. Fiore, jealous of Sailor Moon and Darien's passionate friendship, joins Kisenian in her wicked endeavor to gather energy from every star and planet! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! But the dub is probaly horrible
    This is my favorite Sailormoon movie and I've seen them all with Japanese subtitles. It is a wonderful story about friendship and love. It starts with a mysterious friend of Mamoru's appearing and then people in Tokyo are attacked by a enery stealing flower. And to top it all off, an astroid with plants on it is headed towards Earth. Could these events be related? My favorite part of this movie is the wonderful battle scene when the Senshi are fighting Fiore and Kisenian. I'm not going to say anything more about that, you'll have to watch it yourself. I absolutly love the song Moon Revenge. It is my favorite song of all Sailormoon, perhaps of all the songs the I've ever heard. I have heard that this song isn't in the dub. Oh my God, what you dubbies are missing! This is the first time I've heard the actual voices of the characters and the wonderful acting that comes with Japanese seiyuu (voice actors/actresses). I had an idea that they were better than the dub voices (anything would be better) but I didn't realize how much better. In conclusion, the story's wonderful, the voices are wonderful, get the sub and not the dub.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The brilliant Sailor Senshi debut, Sailor Moon R
    I highly reccomend this movie. This movie displays the beautiful past of Mamoru as his childhood friend Fiore becomes jealous of him and Usagi's love. Wanting Mamoru for himself, he joines the Kessian Blossom in her wicked endevor to suck a planet dry and destory it. The movie's downfall's are just that it's too short. This 61 minute feature was soaked up by people in Japan when it was in theatres Fall of 1993. Here's the DVD review:

    Menu's: B+
    Disc Quality: C+
    Audio: B+ (Somewhat staticy)

    Video: B+
    Content: B
    Packaging: B- (Mix of dub and sub terms is a no-no)
    Inserts: A-
    Translations: B+
    Extra's: B

    The disc quality isn't very good, that's why the audio and video quality aren't very good. The content is a B because the menu's arent taht good, and the actual video is mpstly all you get, minus a Pioneer (Geneon) interactive menu where you can see upcoming titles. The menuing isn't very good, it's too basic. Although, I wish they could have digitally remastered this movie. It would bring up the grade a lot. Also the translations... most of the time they were accurate, but sometimes most lines are very off. (Examples coming soon).
    MPAA: Edited version is TV-Y7, Uncut TV-14
    My rating: 12+ (some frames of nudity and violence)
    Geneon rating: 13+ for Mild violence and sexuallity, scary moments

    5-0 out of 5 stars It's not for 13 year olds to me.
    I bought this movie 3 years ago. It was great and filled with lots of flowers. The Kisenian Blossom was beautiful, but evil. Fiore was trying to take Mamorou from Usagi by putting flowers in a huge asteroid. Usagi looked cute as a child. This movie came out in Japan in 1993. The song in this movie is "Moon Revenge" preformed by the Japanese cast of the Sailor Senshi.The song is in Japanese.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best sailor moon movie out there
    Anyone who says that this movie isnt better than the subbed needs to realize what there reviewing for. It's Sailor Moon R - The Movie DVD. Which means that you have both the japanese and english language. This movie is about dariens old friend Fiore. He comes back to earth in order to fulfill his promise of giving darian flowers. Unfortunaly, the flower he finds takes control of him and uses him for world domination using flower pods. This is the best sailor moon movie out because it has the best story out of them all. A must have for all sailor moon fans.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Romantic!
    This movie is so romantic. It is one of the most romantic films
    I have ever seen! I still cannot belive Darien's friend Fiore
    is the villain. When I first saw this I thought Fiore would
    be a great friend to Darien. (...) Her new voice is so annoying! But the rest of this movie
    is great though. ... Read more


    10. Dragon Ball Z - The Frieza Saga (Boxed Set III)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Frieza Saga THE BEST!!!
    Dragon Ball Z the frieza box set (uncut) has got to be the best saga in dbz, ( my second favorit saga frist is cell games ) in this there is non stop action between frist transformation of frieza vrs Picclo seoncd transformation vrs veggit picclo gohan and krillin, thrird transformation vrs goku,and s.s.j. goku vrs 100% MAX frieza. this 10 tape box set is worth every penny, i would only reccomend getting the uncut becuse some of the episodes have to be cut out in the edited version,ok thanks i hope this was helpfull for everyone G'bye

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Frieza Saga
    In this ten tape saga there are many great battles and many unforgettable moments, such as Goku turning Super Saiyan for the first time, and Vegeta crying(Kind of weird to see him do that.)
    Synopsis- Frieza the superpower in the universe is after the 7 magical Dragonballs on Namek trying to obtain eternal life, but first he needs the password which he tries beating out of the namekian warrior Nail(Refer to Captain Ginyu Saga.) As he does this Dende arrives at Frieza's ship where Goku is recooperating, Vegeta is napping and Gohan is looking after the place. When he arrives him, Gohan, and Krillin gether the Dragonballs call the Dragon and wish for Piccolo to be brought back to life, and brought to Namek. After this wish Giru the eldest Namek passes on also killing the dragon. After this Frieza arrives and the battle begins.
    After going through three forms, and nearly killing Krillin, Frieza is about to kill Vegeta, but Goku arrives and is able to stall his death for meer moments. Then him and frieza go at it.
    After killing Krillin and nearly killing Piccolo Goku finally turns into a Super Saiyan, then the real battle begins.
    Frieza eventually blows up the planet and everyone thinks Goku is dead. But there wrong!!!
    I would suggest this set to anyone who can afford it because of the blood and stuff I would highly reccomend the UNCUT. It rocks!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Hey everyone it's me Goku!
    Hey everyone its me Goku.And this is one of our best battles Yet.Wow it looks that Krillen and Gohan have summoned the dragon yeah Piccollos back.UH-OH Vegeta!He looks pretty angry. Hey its Frieza! Hold on Gohan I'm coming as quickly as I can!Piccollo ! Keep em safe till I arrive!Whats he's in his final form ?Darn!Oh well you did well guys.Now it's my turn!Is this your best Frieza? What you're not even at fifty percent! C'mon let me form a spirit bomb.Yeah he's toast! GOKU! Whats wrong Krillen ahh Friza!Piccollo! Krillen.AAHHHH!!! Well I'm A Super Saiyan is this it for Frieza find out on this exciting box set of DRAGONBALLZ! ''Explosion of Anger!''

    5-0 out of 5 stars Its me again.You won't wanna miss this
    Hi its me again.One of the 2 UK reviewers that wrote a review on the Ginyu saga assult.Anyway.This box set is wonderful!It features suspence nail biting experience and tons of action.Mostly on the point on from SonGokou's super saiyan transformation.Great music to fit the scene and tons of detail.We are watching the Frieza saga over here in the UK.And we got you're version.Not the stupid version made in the UK.Get this it is gggggrrrrrreeeeaaaaatttttt.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The final chapter in the Good part of dragonball Z
    The 3rd chapter of what dbz should have been is a must for any true dbz fan this and the other episodes before this are the only good ones out there cause after this saga climaxes so does dbz's good story now after this saga i rate the rest 2 stars at most cause to be perfectly honest i was discusted with the way the new epiodes were done the animation might have been better but the story and classic voices arnt there and thus kills the show the Frieza saga might only be good if you have or at least seen the previous episodes but its awsome and definitely worth buying for anyone Frieza is the only bad guy that I really hated and thats good traits for a bad guy because of what Vegeta told goku when he poured his heart out to him before he died and the ruthlesness of him this is a must buy for any dbz fan ÐßZ ßréåkÐøwÑ ßÿ £Ñïgmå ... Read more


    11. Pokemon - I Choose You! Pikachu! (Vol. 1)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent collection of anime TV; Pokemon is Fantastic!
    This video, which includes the first 3 episodes of the popular cartoon of the same name, introduces the viewer to the adorable and entertaining world of Pokemon. Pokemon, short for "Pocket Monsters," is the name of one of the biggest videogame and Japanese Pop-Culture franchises I have ever seen. The games (there are currently about a dozen in Japan, with more planned to come soon. Not too bad, considering the relative newness of the franchise; a little over to years) are a run-away hit in every part of the world, and this video does the series justice in it's own right. (In other words, this series could easily stand on it's own, but I am sure that the popularity of the games did help in introducing it to American viewers) The main character, named Ash, begins his journey to become the world greatest Pokemon Master of all time in this video, something that will take him a lot of hard work and dedication, considering that there are at least 150 Pokemons out there for him to catch, and more then a few rival trainers he will need to do battle with. Each episode follows his journeys, and this first volume of 3 tells the tale of how he meets and makes friends with the games official mascot, Pokemon #25, the electric mouse named Pikachu. Ash discovers something is ransacking his home of electric circuts and wires, and when he discovers the culpret is non-other then this cute little critter, he can't help but fall in love. The two begin in this episode what is actually a heartwarming story of a boy and the creature he has taken as his buddy. each episode includes a new Pokemon for the audience to become familiar with, and the show is filled to the brim with information that comes directly from the highest authority on the subject of Pokemon, the game itself. Overall a wonderful buy, and each volume comes with neat little things like comics and trading cards. the firstepisode also includes a coupon for the purchase of the game, because you WILL want this game after yo fall head over heels for Pikachu, not to mention his adorable voice (All the Pokemons can speak, but only in phrases that are made up of their actual names. In other words "Pika-Pika," and "Pika-Chu?" will be commonplace in this series). So what are you waiting for, go get it; After all, a Squillion Japanese kids can't be wrong...

    5-0 out of 5 stars The first three episodes of Nintendo's new TV series!
    "POKEMON I CHOOSE YOU!"-Ash oversleeps on the night of his birthday and his rival Gary gets a Pokemon (stinker Gary is, nya!). Ash eventually meets a reluctant Pikachu. The journey through Route 1 isn't good, as some wild Spearows attack them.

    "POKEMON EMERGENCY"-Ash manages to get Pikachu to Viridian City (via Misty's bike last eps.) and the first Pokemon Center (via Officer Jenny's motorcycle) when Meowth, Jessie, and James (not in the game) distract him to steal the Pokemon there.

    "ASH CATCHES A POKEMON"-Ash, Pikachu, and Misty are marooned in the Viridian Forest, where Ash captures a Caterpie, and a Pidgeotto. Now you don't expect Team Rocket to give up easily, and their first battle begins.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A cool game series spawns a disappointing anime...
    INTRODUCTION:
    In the nineties in Japan, the Pokemon game series was created. This series became an instant success overnight, and it's no surprise that Nintendo wanted to try their luck with the series in America. In late 1998, Nintendo ported the video games to America, as well as the animated series based on it (in America, the animated series actually arrived BEFORE the games, believe it or not!) Read on for my review of this, a DVD containing the first three episodes of the Pokemon series.

    BASIC PLOT:
    The basic plot of the Pokemon animated series is simple. Ash, a new Pokemon trainer, wants to become the best Pokemon collector/battler in the world. The series follows him as he finds new Pokemon, new allies, and enemies alike. On his journey he is joined by Misty, who tags along since Ash destroyed her bike, and Brock, who wants to be a Pokemon breeder. As the three travel, they frequently battle members of Team Rocket - an organization that wants to capture rare and valuable Pokemon. Most episodes of the series follow the same basic plot.

    SERIES OPINIONS:
    Although an amazing series of Game Boy RPGs inspired this game, the series is subpar. Every episode is pretty much the same. The crew is traveling, Team Rocket appears and says their same lines in every episode, the good guys and bad guys battle, and the good guys always cause an explosion that sends Team Rocket flying away. Also, the characters are paper thin. Most of them appear in one episode and never again. Even the main characters are pretty one-dimensional. Also, the dub gives the series too much of an "Americanized" feel. To make things worse, in America, the TV series featured Pokemon that weren't yet in any American Pokemon game, which led to hundreds of in-game rumors. The TV series also makes up several locations that aren't in the games - another big mistake. Take my advice - steer clear of this series - just play the Game Boy games instead.

    DVD:
    THE DVD HAS NO JAPANESE LANGUAGE TRACK!? When you do anime DVDs, it is an unwritten rule that you include both a sub and a dub, and this DVD violates that unwritten rule. Likewise, the extras are severely lacking - the Pokerap is just plain stupid. And let's not forget that DVDs cost more than VHS tapes. Take my advice - just tape these episodes off your local channel that shows the series if you want to see them that bad.

    OVERALL:
    Overall this was a good idea for an animated series, but it just falls flat when compared to all the other animes out there. If you want good animes that have characters that aren't paper thin, check out Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, or Gundam Wing. If you want Pokemon, just stick with the games.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great start to a great series
    As the first set of Pokemon episodes on video, these don't have the biggest plot ever conceived. It is, however, an essential opening to the series. The DVD last a little over an hour, and contains three episodes:

    Pokemon, I Choose You! - In the first episode of Pokemon, you are introduced to Ash Ketchum, who, now at the age of 10, is allowed to start his Pokemon adventure. But when he arrives at Professor Oak's house to late, he receives a Pokemon, Pikachu, who is less than willing to help him.

    Pokemon Emergency! - Pikachu, who was severely hurt by a flock of Spearow, needs to get to the Pokemon Center in Viridian City as soon as possible! Once they get there, they find that Team Rocket is planning to steal all the Pokemon!

    Ash Catches a Pokemon - Ash and Pikachu, along with a new friend, Misty, the group heads into Viridian Forest, where Ash catches his first Pokemon! But Team Rocket is now set on capturing Pikachu. Can Ash and Pikachu defeat Team Rocket?

    The quality of the video is very good, and the audio just as impressive as it was during the original broadcast. As a bonus, the DVD also includes the full Pokerap at the end, with all the Pokemon. Followed by "The Mystery of Mount Moon".

    4-0 out of 5 stars best kids movie!!! EVER!!!!
    it was the best! it inspired me to go out and become the best pokemon leader ever! i am still only my journey to find team rocket! ... Read more


    12. Sailor Moon S The Movie - Hearts in Ice
    Director: Hiroki Shibata
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    As Serena and her friends enjoy Christmas vacation, an unusual and fierce snowstorm hits town... The evil Snow Queen Kaguya has returned to claim Earth as her own. Crucial to Queen Kaguya's plan is a magical crystal from outer space, approaching Earth disguised as a comet. Once she gets hold of the crystal, she will have the power to suck away all life energy and cover the Earth in ice. Will Sailor Moon find the crystal before Queen Kaguya? Will her powers be enough to save the Earth from permanent winter? All hope lies with the Legendary Ultimate Scout Power! ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Sailor Moon S review
    ****
    This is a close second for my favorite Sailor Moon movie. The plot is all about Luna's love for another human and a mysterious ice queen who plans to take over Earth by freezing it. Unlike the other Sailor Moon movies, this one goes more toward a human plot (or cat plot) than a superhero, save the world plot, and I think that's what makes this work. The only problem is toward the end it wants to turn into a save the world movie. The violence isn't there, even in the un-edited version, and neither is the language or sexual themes like the other features.(namely SM R) So this is the most suitable subtitled version for the younger viewers. Don't get me wrong, it isn't like the dub, it still has it's subtitled qualities. Such as the barbie doll-like nude transformation sequenses- which, of course, is edited out in the dub to where it looks like they almost have nothing. The main plot is where Luna falls in love with a human who saves her and nurses her back to health. She then proceeds to ponder about what love is and relizes that the best thing for him would be to stay with the woman he already loves. The second plot, which is paper thin, concerns an evil ice queen who wants to freeze and take over earth. She sends down her ice creatures to accomplish it. This, of course, gets Sailor Moon and the scouts attention who then proceed to stop her. Meanwhile, an ice crystal that she needs to take over Earth has been found by non other than Luna's human love. This is making him deathly sick and Luna then tries to save him. Once again, there is unintentially hilarious scenes. Namely the one where Luna is asking Usagi about her love with Momoru and with a sigh (that sounds like "HaDeHa!) she falls off the dresser and with all four paws spread she goes "LaLaLaLaLa." After a few times of watching this you'll be laughing your head off. This is another great Sailor Moon movie that hasn't been butcherd by Dic. The dub isn't as bad as the first but the sub is still much better. I definately recommend you add this to your anime or sailor moon library. One more great reason for buying this movie is because it's our only chance to see the outer senshi in their original Japanese glory.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite movies
    This movie is focused on Luna and an astronomer kakeru who saves her life from getting hit by a car, and takes care of her when she is sick. He discovers a stone that was sent here by princess snow kaguya who plans to freeze the earth. The animation on the dvd is so much better than the vhs. If anyone is saying to themselves ill buy the vhs because its just sailor moon and its cheaper. Don't, because its not worth it. With this dvd you get japanese and english language. English Subtitles, and great animation. What more could you ask for.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Emotionally Intense Sailor Moon Movie
    This review is for the edited, dubbed version. I have not seen the uncut one.

    Hearts in Ice is a beautiful, action-packed, sailor-stuffed movie that will make you cry. For an animated movie, the love story in "Hearts" is as intense as one in any German opera or Russian novel. And, the one struck by Cupid's arrow is not one of our schoolgirls or their chums - it is little Luna.

    Every senshi is in this movie, with the exception of Sailor Saturn. We get to see them all work together, ALL their gorgeous transformations, and ALL their attacks. The climatic battle where they all unite is amazing, and had to be saved for a film: it is too cinematic for a thirty-minute TV episode.

    The lameness of the villian and her annoying henchmen can be overlooked because of the crisp and gorgeous animation and the skilled voice talents. The winter setting is a refreshing change from the perpetual spring/summer of the series.

    I do not feel I have missed out by watching the dubbed, edited version. I own a variety of both sub and dub, cut and uncut SM, so I know what I am saying when I feel nothing has been compromised here. Finally, this movie is not a short one like SM R. It is a full-length feature, so you will get your money's worth, even if you pay list price.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Its like an end to the season
    I bought this movie a long time ago when Sailor Stars was
    still on TV. My brother,siters and I really liked it. We
    love japanese-animated TV shows and movies. We have the whole 3rd
    4th and 5th season on DVD. I recomend this movie to anyone
    who likes Sailor Moon. I still watch this movie and continues
    to be my favorite.

    5-0 out of 5 stars sailor moon unfinished
    I'm a big fan of the book and wonder if we'll ever be able to see the last ever series of sailormoon on dvd??! sailor moon stars.... does it exist yet??
    Being in england we've only just seen series 1 and 2, so the only way I can enjoy it is using amazon!
    p.s I thought this dvd was lovely. you should buy it to get your own opinion! If you dont like it, auction it! but i love sailormoon!!!! ... Read more


    13. Sailor Moon - Sailor Mars Joins the Battle (TV Show, Vol. 3)
    Director: Junichi Sato
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    Sales Rank: 9488
    Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Sailor Moon Fan in Baton Rouge
    THIS IS ONE OF THE GOOD SAILOR MOON VIDEOS,THE FIRST EPISODE"CRUISE BLUES",IS WHEN JEDITE AND TITUS JOIN TOGETHER TO GATHER ENERGY FROM PEOPLE GOING ON A CRUISE. BUT OF COURSE THE SAILOR SCOUTS ARE ON THE CRUISE AND SOON DESTROY TITUS AND FOILES JEDITES PLANS.THE NEXT EPISODE"FIGHT TO THE FINISH",THIS EPISODE TELLS ABOUT JEDITE FIGHTING WITH SAILOR MOON AND THE SCOUTS,WHO SOON FOIL HIS PLAN AND HE IS DESTOYED BY QUEEN BERYL AND NOW ELECTS NEPHLITE AS THE COMMANDER. THE OTHER TWO EPISODES TELL ABOUT NEPHLITE AND HIS ENERGY PLOTS.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Best Episodes Available
    Matchpoint for Sailor Moon was the very first episode I ever saw of this show, and it got me hooked forever. How can you not fall in love with a character stuck inside a huge tennis ball being bounced around? This collection is by far my favorite, and if you're a Sailor Moon fan, you have to agree these are some of the best. This video has it all- action, intrigue, romance, and meatballs.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT EPISODES
    SAILOR MOON fans will love this fabulous videotape which includes 4 episodes of the cult Anime series.

    "Cruise Blues" - Amy and Raye win a trip on a romantic cruise-ship, while Serena uses her 'Disguise Power' and stows away to join them. Little do they know that the cruiseship is only an illusion and that Malachite is harvesting the passengers' energy for the Negaverse.

    "Fight to the Finish" - Jeddite has almost worn out his welcome with Queen Beryl, who gives him one last chance to capture the Scouts. Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars and Sailor Mercury are going to have to use all their powers combined in order to destroy him once and for all...

    Also includes the episodes "Match Point for Sailor Moon" and "Unnatural Phenomenon".

    3-0 out of 5 stars i guess
    This movie was not the best i have ever seen but one of the better ones i think. i would still buy it to judge it for yourself!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Hmm, not bad for America :P
    Konnichi wa! If you look at reviews of a few other SM videos you may recognize Usagi-Bunny. I don't watch many dubs, but before I discovered the subbed Sailormoon S I was a dubbie. :p Baka me! Anyway, on to the movie. It was *okay*. I didn't give it one star because I liked the ep where they defeated Jedite. (Jadeite is the CORRECT spelling)! I wish they had this movie subtitled and in my beloved Japanese. :) I am not Japanese (most of us on here aren't) but I am learning it and I've fallen in love with this language. Sailor Mars is *okay* but I like her better in the Japanese. ... Read more


    14. Kiki's Delivery Service
    Director: Hayao Miyazaki
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    Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars
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    Rarely does a film touch so many hearts or reach such artistic heights as the highly acclaimed KIKI'S DELIVERY SERIVCE, the magical adventure of an enterprising young girl who must follow tradition to become a full-fledged witch. Venturing out with only her chatty black cat Jiji, KiKi flies off for the adventure of a lifetime. Landing in a far-off city, she sets up a high-flying delivery service. Here begins a wonderful experience of independence and responsibility as she finds her place in the world. The breathtaking animation of the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and the star voice talents of Kirsten Dunst (KiKi), Phil Hartman (Jiji), Matthew Lawrence (Tombo), and more make KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE soar with an energy, excitement, and the kind of imagination that entertains again and again! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Kiki Delivers
    Face it: any kids' video you buy will be watched over and over, mostly in your presence. You want to choose carefully, since you will be spending so much quality time with this video. Kiki's Delivery Service won't disappoint you. This sweet, gentle movie is a coming-of-age story about Kiki, a 13-year-old witch-in-training. As part of said training, she is required to spend a year away from home practicing her craft. Her subsequent adventures are the subject of this endearing film by Japanese anime director Hayao Miyazaki. The animation is splendid, the casting mostly inspired (Kirsten Dunst, Janeane Garofalo, Debbie Reynolds, and even the late Phil Hartman as the voice of Kiki's companion cat). Unlike the standard Disney fare, this movie has no violence, no sex, no profanity, and not even a dysfunctional family.

    The themes of Kiki's Delivery Service are noble ones. There are far worse ways to spend a few hours (or a few dozen) than watching a young girl make friends and gain self-confidence, especially one as appealing as Kiki. Buy yourself an extra copy of this video. When you wear the first one out watching it by yourself, you'll need the spare to placate the kids.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Kiki Delivers
    Face it: any kids' video you buy will be watched over and over, mostly in your presence. You want to choose carefully, since you will be spending so much quality time with this video. Kiki's Delivery Service won't disappoint you. This sweet, gentle movie is a coming-of-age story about Kiki, a 13-year-old witch-in-training. As part of said training, she is required to spend a year away from home practicing her craft. Her subsequent adventures are the subject of this endearing film by Japanese anime director Hayao Miyazaki. The animation is splendid, the casting mostly inspired (Kirsten Dunst, Janeane Garofalo, Debbie Reynolds, and even the late Phil Hartman as the voice of Kiki's companion cat). Unlike the standard Disney fare, this movie has no violence, no sex, no profanity, and not even a dysfunctional family.

    The themes of Kiki's Delivery Service are noble ones. There are far worse ways to spend a few hours (or a few dozen) than watching a young girl make friends and gain self-confidence, especially one as appealing as Kiki. Buy yourself an extra copy of this video. When you wear the first one out watching it by yourself, you'll need the spare to placate the kids.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An exciting film for all ages
    When enthusiastic young witch Kiki leaves home one full moonlit night to make it on her own, she discovers that more than magic is needed to overcome life's obstacles. Miyazaki has created a wonderful world not that different from our own, wherein lies the movie's appeal. Great characters and voice acting, including the late Phil Hartman as Kiki's cat, make this movie extremely enjoyable and highly recommended. You will root for Kiki all the way.

    The flying scenes are especially exhilirating. Like much of the movie, these scenes are slow paced so you can enjoy them. As Kiki wends her way high over ocean, countryside, forest, city, you feel as though you are flying with her. My favorite is when she is flying over the city lights at night.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not Miyazaki's finest hour
    Once a young witch turns 13 she must go live on her own for 1 year to a town with no other witches to learn her craft. Kiki has just turned 13 and found her own city by the sea. She is befriended by a kind, and very pregnant baker woman, who suggests Kiki uses her flying broom to start a delivery service to make some money. She meets a boy a nice old lady, gets a cold, makes friends with a strange artist and delivers stuff. The End.

    A few spoilers I left out aside, that's the gist of the movie. I read once in an interview with writer/director Hayao Miyazaki that he does not sit down and write scripts so much as he sits and draws, letting the story evolve from there. This method has worked beautifully for Miyazaki in movies like PRINCESS MONONOKE and SPIRITED AWAY (two far superior films). Sadly, KIKI is not such a film. The movie, like the story's heroine Kiki, just kind of wanders around, pointless. The movie tells the audience Kiki has to go away for a year to "learn how to use her powers," but how exactly is she supposed to learn without anyone to teach her? She has no real mentor. And Kiki's main ability is flying. But she can already fly before she leaves home on her journey in the first place. The reclusive artist lady who lives in the woods is also another mind-boggler. Other than a semi-sage like character (who doesn't give any really great advice), she serves no real purpose.

    The translation for this film was also the worst. Stay away altogether from the English dub with a young Kirsten Dunst as the voice of Kiki and the late Phil Hartman as the voice of Kiki's talking black cat, Gigi. The translation for that dub was terrible.

    A good example of the variations in translation and their impact on the film is the scene when Kiki encounters another witch while looking for her own city. The original Japanese has the witch being a bit curt, by Western standards, yet polite to Kiki. In the English subtitles she is a bit snobby and in the English dub she is an outright jerk! The suits at Disney were obviously trying to turn this into an American film and also added all sorts of unfunny, smart-aleck dialogue for Gigi the black cat that is nowhere in the Japanese dub!

    I think the point the film is trying to make under all these silly adventures is that young women can be strong and independent and overcome obstacles. A good message, but one that can be gained much more effectively and entertainingly in other films, such as Miyazaki's own film SPIRITED AWAY.

    5-0 out of 5 stars not much to say but THIS MOVIE ABSOLUTLEY ROCKS!!
    i love this movie. it rules. its so awsome. when i rented it, i fell in love with it. the pacing is slow, but the art and plot are great. it seems to take place in between 1937 and 1942. i recomend it. it has trains. i love thoes. it has cars. ilove thoes. it has a smart allek talking balck cat. i love thoes. BUY THIS MOVIE! BUY IT! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!! ... Read more


    15. Sailor Moon - The Legend Begins (TV Show, Vol. 1)
    Director: Junichi Sato
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    Average Customer Review: 3.57 out of 5 stars
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    High-pitched, relentlessly fast paced, and filmed in eye-gouging gumball colors, this video series combines two previously released dubbed episodes from the Japanese animated series, along with a couple of new ones. The adventures of a group of schoolgirl superheroes, Sailor Moon is a lighthearted kiddy variation on a ubiquitous Japanese subgenre, stories of alienated adolescents granted paranormal powers and enlisted on the side of virtue in apocalyptic struggles across space and time. Imported to the U.S. in an attempt to create a post-Power Rangers franchise for girls, the show never became a mainstream megahit in the states, although it still has passionate fans (thanks to airings on the Cartoon Network). The chirpy, giggly tone may be off-putting, but the level of visual imagination (and the self-sufficient courage of the young heroines) can be exhilarating, especially when kids and parents watch together. This first volume kicks off with the "secret origin" episode, "A Moon Star Is Born," in which Tokyo middle-school student Serena is transformed into the title character by the occult power of a mysterious locket. She acquires a cute sidekick (a talking cat named Luna), and in the three succeeding episodes she begins to assemble her support team of spunky Sailor Scouts, with names like Sailor Mercury, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor Venus. In the second episode, "Talk Radio," a phantom radio program is somehow connected with the door-to-door delivery of flowers whose fumes put people to sleep. Also includes the episodes "Slim City" and "So You Want to Be a Superstar," with a total running time of 90 minutes. These edited shows are appropriate for fans age 5 to 12. --David Chute ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Watch out
    Hmmm, how should I start this review...well, one way is that I'd like to say that I highly don't reccomend this series to anyone. Don't get me wrong, Sailor Moon is a fabulous story about 5 teenage schoolgirls who are Usagi Tsukino, Ami Mizuno, Rei Hino, Makoto Kino, and Minako Aino... that is if this was the original version. However, they are renamed into: Serena, Amy, Raye (Short for Rachael), Lita, and Mina. Besides that Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon has a plot of 5 Sailor Warriors who weild witchcraft that is used to destroy the Dark Kingdom's demons that try to gather energy (Episodes 1-24), Steal the 7 Nijizishou (Episodes 25-34) and find Princess Serenity and obtain the Ginzishou (Episodes 36-43). During this series, Usagi Tsukino finds out she's a reincarnation of Princess Serenity, the daughter of Queen Serenity and inherit's the Moon Stick (Crescent Moon Wand in DiC and ADV versions) that performs exorsists that free demons from innocent humans. However, all this is changed in this tape. There is no "Witchcraft", it's simply "Super-powers". The demons are called monsters, violent scenes are toned down alot, some episodes having over 5 minutes cut out. There is no swearing, or sexuallity in any sort. It is over 58.6% non-related to its original form. The story is ompletly changed, and the scripts are totally re-written. Overall, I'd perfer "Sailor Moon - Season One - Complete and Uncut" which is the whole first season uncut, and free from "DiC", except for the dub terms used. However for young children, I suggest the edited version, the uncut version may be too "adult" for them.
    Rated: TV-Y7 for mild fantasy violence
    My Rating: 5+

    5-0 out of 5 stars charming anime
    SAILOR MOON is a charming Anime series based on the popular Manga comic books. 14-year-old schoolgirl Serena discovers that she is Sailor Moon, a soldier given the task of bringing to justice the evil Queen Beryl of the Negaverse.

    To stop the evil Queen Beryl from taking over the Earth, Luna the magic cat seeks out Serena and reveals that she has the powers of the magic Sailor Moon. Although she's unsure of herself at first, Serena quickly learns that with belief in yourself, anything is possible. Together with the mysterious Tuxedo Mask and her friends, Sailor Moon leads the fight for love and justice! And when Amy discovers that she is really Sailor Mercury, the Negaverse and Queen Beryl don't stand a chance! Earth has a new protector, and her name is Sailor Moon!

    Contains the following episodes - "A Moon Star is Born", "Talk Radio", "Slim City", "So You Want To Be a Superstar", "Computer School Blues" and "Time Bomb".

    5-0 out of 5 stars Zinton's Review
    This is a great DVD to add to any anime collection! Some think this anime is too girlish but once you get into it, it is a very exciting anime that will keep you off the edge of your seat. Try it, you will like it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sailor Moon: A Heroine is Chosen (Vol. 1, dubbed DVD)
    I own this DVD personally, and I must say, if you are a Sailor Moon addict like I am, you'll love it. It has the original first six episodes (season 1, dubbed), and is a must-have for any Sailor Moon fan wishing to start their Sailor Moon DVD collection. In episode 5, Sailor Mercury, or Mizuno Ami (Amy Anderson if you must, but I'm so used to the Japanese names) appears. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The First Movie!!!!
    I really wanted this as a video, and for Christmas we got a DVD player, so I bought the DVD! I've never actually seen it as a video, so this is kind of hard to find. Here are the stories o it:
    A Moon Star Is Born: One day, a talking cat named Luna comes and tells Serena Tsukino that she's Sailor Moon. Then, she has to save Molly from a monster.
    Talk Radio: Serena likes a new show on the radio, but when Molly and Ms. Haruna get prizes from it they fall asleep!
    Slim City: Serena thinks she's fat, so her and some other girls go to an exercise place but the bad people try to take their energy.
    So You Want to Be a Superstar: There is a contest, and all of Serena's friends start acting weird, and at the show they all fall asleep because of a monster.
    Computer School Blues: Serena thinks the new girl, Amy, is a bad person, but then she turns into Sailor Mercury!
    Time Bomb: Serena and her parents get new clocks but they make everyone act strange and the Sailor Scouts get stuck in a weird place.
    This is my favorite Sailor Moon video/DVD because it tells how she first turned into Sailor Moon! ... Read more


    16. Sailor Moon: Jupiter And Venus Arrive
    Director: Junichi Sato
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    Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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    The series may be called Sailor Moon, but Ms. Moon has agroup of pals whohelp her battle evil. Two episodes of the phenomenally popular series are featured on this video: "JupiterComes Thundering In," in which a cute boy is plagued by nasty evils, and "Sailor Venus Makes theScene," which finds Sailor Moon confronting a doppelganger. Both episodes feature gripping andlooming alien-demons (which evolve from "normal" looking humans) that may frighten younger viewers, butfor fans who must have these first shows, it's a must. Like the ubiquitous Olsen Twins, this Japanese anime series has undeniable appeal. Fans ofthe series clamor for tapes in English as well as in the original Japanese, andknow the cosmology of SailorMoon with the fervor of any Star Trek Trekker. Five series, movies, video games, andmerchandise fill the Sailor Moon catalogue. Sailor Moon, whose daytime alter ego is 14-year-old Serena(in the English version, which this tape is), is a nice, if not typical girl-power creation. She hates studying,loves comic books, has a tendency to whine, acts before she thinks, and is more than a little boy-crazy.Perhaps this is why she's so appealing: she'seasier to relate to than some saintly superhero. (Ages 5 and up) --N.F. Mendoza ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Jupiter is awesome when she's got the monster over her head.
    This movie is wicked awesome.You Sailor Moon fans have got to see it.The one part I didn't like was the episode with Venus because I thought she hogged the whole show.Jupiter didn't do that for her's.I wish they would put the last episode on video and put it in the American dub.See this movie if you are a Sailor Moon Fan.It's da bomb.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This video is great!
    I love this video! I just got this video but already love it. I'm already planing on getting the next video. Sailor Jupiter is the best and so is Sailor Venus(but Sailor Jupiter is the bomb!). The way that she takes on the monster with out even being Sailor Jupiter is the the coolest. Sailor Venus seams a little full of herself. But I love all of the scouts and the show. If your are looking for a good video this is it but also look at Secert Identies! In short: SAILOR MOON IS THE BEST!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Cute and alot of adventure!
    In just 2 episodes, it's truly entertainment. First Jupiter, then Venus arrive!

    1-0 out of 5 stars I felt someone needed to say this...
    What DIC did with these, as well as other episodes of Sailormoon is an atrocity. Maybe they could have tried just a bit harder, or perhaps cared about the actual show than the 'TV Y' rating. Ugh. If anyone actually wishes to see Sailormoon as it is, avoid DIC's pile of garbage. Go find some fansubs of the real, uncut show as it appeared in Japan. You'll enjoy it a lot more.

    I believe it's terrible that companies rush to buy the rights to an anime and then try to be unnecessarily politically correct by completely chopping up what once might have been a very entertaining show. It's happened with Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon (DIC's looking to slice and dice the S season), it's happened with Card Captor Sakura, and it's likely to happen with Escaflowne and anything else that comes over here. I really wish someone would look to the quality of the show which they are translating instead of looking for maximum profit.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Why did they have to change a character's gender?
    I gave this video 2 stars because they changed a character's gender(Zoisite was a male in the original). I can take the music changes and the name changes because that is what they usually change in dubs, but changing a character's gender is too much. I'm not surprised they could pull it off though since he does look feminine and he once disguises himself as Sailor Moon. ... Read more


    17. Pokemon - Wake Up Snorlax! (Vol. 13)
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    In "The Battling Eevee Brothers," Ash, Misty, and Brock encounteran abandoned Eevee and seek out its owner in Stone Town.They discover agarden party honoring the Eevee's trainer, Mikey, and in attendance are all thebest Pokémontrainers specializing in stone evolution.With Misty'ssupport, Mikey refuses to evolve his Eevee for battle and keeps him as abest friend instead.Although his brothers scoff, it is Mikey's unevolvedEevee that eventually defeats Team Rocket's attempt to steal all theevolved Pokémon and teaches all present to have the courage to followtheir own paths.Ash and his friends continue their quest to become Pokémon trainers in "Wake Up Snorlax!" When the trio comes upon a town withoutfood, they head upstream to see how they can help.What they find is a1,000-pound Snorlax asleep and blocking the spring.You'll have to watchthis episode to discover the one thing that will awaken a slumbering Snorlax,but rest assured that the trio triumphs once again.In "Showdown atDark City," Ash, Misty, and Brock encounter a town that loathes Pokémon trainers.Two local gyms are tearing apart the town in an effort to defeat one another and win the title of "Official Pokémon Gym."In the end, Ashand his friends defeat both gyms with the help of a ketchup-loving Pikachuand inspire the members to start again with a healthy respect forPokémon. Followed by Jigglypuff Pop. (Ages 4 to 10) --Tami Horiuchi ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Errrrr....It's kinda strange...
    Pokemon is NOT one of the best movies ever created. It's also not the best animation, either. First off, it doesn't make any sense. The characters say that "fighting is a lot different than battling. Sure, you try to win but you don't try to beat each other." Uhhhh...okay, that didn't make a thread of sense...
    Next: ANIMATION. The characters move jerky and they always seem to have a huge drop of water on their forehead. Not the greatest.
    The wacko hairstyles of some of the characters are always worth a laugh. One guy's hair looked like a hairsprayed pine cone that was dyed banana yellow. Another guy looked like he had a hairy brown pancake on his head.
    Pokemon is good for little kids, but if you just want to watch a dorky movie, get this.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable series but too expensive
    Pokémon is the story about Ash Ketchum and his friends, Misty Williams and Brock Harrison. Ash's goal is to become a Pokémon Master. Misty's goal is to be "the best at everything" but, more specifically, a Water Pokémon Master. Brock's goal is to be the world's best Pokémon breeder. Pokémon are the animals that inhabit their world. They come in many different species (mouse, cat, dog, etc.) and types (electric, grass, water, fire, etc.). Each Pokémon trainer trains his or her Pokémon to battle other Pokémon and win badges to compete in Pokémon Leagues. Ash, Misty, and Brock must deal with Jessie, James, and Meowth of the evil Team Rocket, who want to steal Ash's first Pokémon, Pikachu, and usually other Pokémon as well. This Japanese animation series is an advertisement for the Pokémon video games, and the episodes' plots are usually simple, but this is actually an enjoyable series. Common themes are friendship, not giving up, parting ways with a dear friend, and other good morals. Parents and guardians that are concerned about the violence need not worry. Yes, the kids have their pets fight each other, but they also must learn to take care of and love their pets. Girls will find a strong female role model in Misty. Overall, this is a fun, simple, warm-hearted, rather repetitive series. However, despite how much I like the anime, the DVDs are not worth your money. Each episode is probably less than twenty minutes long, and there are only three episodes on each DVD. You would be paying the price of this DVD for around one hour of Pokémon. That's ridiculous. They don't even include the Japanese vocal tracks with English subtitles or the fun music videos from the TV airings. You can rent these same English-dubbed episodes on VHS. If you really want this series on DVD, my advice to you is to buy the movies and the special, "Mewtwo Returns", and wait for box sets of the series.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Pikachu loves ketchup!
    The episode "Showdown in Dark City" is great! Pikachu really likes his bottle of ketchup! It's one of the cutest things I've ever seen! I'll buy this tape just so that I can see Pikachu and the ketchup!
    The other episodes are good(eevee is really cute, too!), but the ketchup is the deciding factor for me!

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best cahpters of Pokemon
    The Snorlax cartoon it's quite very funny, the first chapter,and the last one are not quite as entertaining as this one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Snorlax...'nuff said.
    How could anyone question the greatness of this video? Snorlax -- this guy was simply born to be a star. In his first major role, he explodes onto the Pokemon scene with an Oscar-worthy performance. Never has anyone captured the art of napping so beautifully, so evocatively as this large fellow. Snorlax possesses a keen understanding of the concept of laziness that is rivaled by none. His eyes closed, his face displaying an eternally peaceful expression -- I was moved like never before.

    The greatness of Snorlax is one that can not be explained in a mere paragraph, so I will say only this: Watching this video once is not enough. You and your family will want to relive the experience of sleeping with your friend Snorlax time and time again. ... Read more


    18. Pokemon - Our Hero Meowth (Vol. 19)
    Director: Masamitsu Hidaka, Kunihiko Yuyama
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    Princesses, kitties, and mermaids are the order of the day in thisthree-episode installment of the Pokémon video library. First up, Mistyand the villainess Jessie go head to head, or tiara to tiara, on Princess Day towin a collector's set of Pokémon dolls. First it's a beauty contest andthen a Pokémon battle in "Princess vs. Princess." Next, Team Rocket'smaladjusted Pokémon, Meowth, is mistaken for another, more heroic Meowthby a little boy whom the kinder, gentler Pokémon once rescued in "ThePurr-fect Meowth." Finally, Misty and the boys head back to her hometown to lether three sisters exercise her seahorse Pokémon in their gymnasium pool,only to get caught up in their underwater theatrical production in "The MistyMermaid." Jessie and James (in a balletic tutu!) show up, and the play turnsinto a Pokémon battle with Brock and Ash joining the aquatic show. Theplay's ending disappoints neither its audience nor the phalanx of Pokémonfans out there. (Ages preschool and older) --Kimberly Heinrichs ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable series but too expensive
    Pokémon is the story about Ash Ketchum and his friends, Misty Williams and Brock Harrison. Ash's goal is to become a Pokémon Master. Misty's goal is to be "the best at everything" but, more specifically, a Water Pokémon Master. Brock's goal is to be the world's best Pokémon breeder. Pokémon are the animals that inhabit their world. They come in many different species (mouse, cat, dog, etc.) and types (electric, grass, water, fire, etc.). Each Pokémon trainer trains his or her Pokémon to battle other Pokémon and win badges to compete in Pokémon Leagues. Ash, Misty, and Brock must deal with Jessie, James, and Meowth of the evil Team Rocket, who want to steal Ash's first Pokémon, Pikachu, and usually other Pokémon as well. This Japanese animation series is an advertisement for the Pokémon video games, and the episodes' plots are usually simple, but this is actually an enjoyable series. Common themes are friendship, not giving up, parting ways with a dear friend, and other good morals. Parents and guardians that are concerned about the violence need not worry. Yes, the kids have their pets fight each other, but they also must learn to take care of and love their pets. Girls will find a strong female role model in Misty. Overall, this is a fun, simple, warm-hearted, rather repetitive series. However, despite how much I like the anime, the DVDs are not worth your money. Each episode is probably less than twenty minutes long, and there are only three episodes on each DVD. You would be paying the price of this DVD for around one hour of Pokémon. That's ridiculous. They don't even include the Japanese vocal tracks with English subtitles or the fun music videos from the TV airings. You can rent these same English-dubbed episodes on VHS. If you really want this series on DVD, my advice to you is to buy the movies and the special, "Mewtwo Returns", and wait for box sets of the series.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Go Misty
    Finnally 2 whole shows about Misty. As you may know Misty is one of the main charecters. She sometimes is sort of mean but shes 100 times better than Team Rocket.
    Our hero Meowth is OK.
    I rate the ones about Misty 100000000000000000000000000 out of 10. I rate our hero Meowth 5 out of 5.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Princess Vs Princess -- The Purr-fect Hero -- Misty Mermaid
    "Princess Vs Princess" is a good episode for Misty and Jessie. I assume this Princess Festival thing is a Japanese holiday that we don't get in America. For a historical note, this is when Jessie catches Lickitung. Anyway, it seems the deciding factor in the princess contest is a Pokemon battle, for which Jessie has borrowed Weezing and Misty has borrowed Vulpix (always cute) and some of Ash's Pokemon. Surprise, surprise, Jessie does not win, though she would have if Psyduck were more obedient. Anyway, good episode for Misty or Team Rocket fans. I don't know what it has to do with Meowth specifically except that he is briefly in the battle and reminds Jessie that she still has Lickitung after the rest get defeated. "The Purr-fect Hero" -- One of Meowth's episodes, although it doesn't focus on him as completely as "Go West Young Meowth" does. It's another Japanese holiday, which we are calling "Kids' Day." I like cats, so it was nice to have an episode featuring another Meowth that acts more catlike. Team Rocket's disguise for this episode is magicians, with James as the lovely assistant. An above average episode in my opinion. "The Misty Mermaid" -- Good if you like Misty and her sisters, I guess. James's, uh, costume, uh... this is not my favorite episode. But if you don't mind James wearing pink frilly stuff (at least he complains about it a little), well then... I really don't see what this episode has to do with Meowth. One thing I like about this episode is that Arbok is really, really formidable. IN the water, the water Pokemon's element, it is winning (!) against about seven water Pokemon at once (!) until the lousy Seel goes and evolves and Arbok finally loses. Go Arbok! So, Lickitung was great in the Princess festival episode, and Arbok is great in the mermaid episode. Jessie has really great Pokemon.

    5-0 out of 5 stars TEAM ROCKET ROCKS !!!!
    LONG LIVE TEAM ROCKET! See Ash die. DIE, ASH, DIIIEEE! See Misty die. DIE, MISTY, DIIIEEE! See Tracey die. DIE, TRACEY, DIIIEEE! As EVERYONE knows, TR is THE BEST!!! TPTWFDTUAPWONTDTEOTALTEORTTSAJJTRBOATSOLSNOPTFMTR Stands for TR motto! I dont have to type it all out...yay. Anyway- Ash should be stabbed 50 times, then burned, then simmered in water, then get all of the remains broken on a tree and stomped on!!!! DIE! Misty should be burned at the stake. SHES EVIL I TELL YA! EVIL! Tracey should have his sketchpad burned, his head cut off, his arms cut off, burned, simmered in water, thrown into a tree, and the remains should be stomped on. DIE!! DIE ALL OF YOU, DIE!!! I am a ROCKETSHIPPER, ANTI PALLETSHIPPER, GENKISHIPPER, YAMASHIPPER, AND MEOWSHIPPER! ARE YOU?? Ask me about Rocketshipping! Enuf with the ads- one last note. DIE, ASH, DIE!

    1-0 out of 5 stars The impurr-fect hero
    Here's something from the you've-got-to-be-kidding department: Meowth, for once in his life, has to play the hero for kids who need entertainment. Big deal. ... Read more


    19. Pokemon - The Final Badge (Vol. 20)
    Director: Masamitsu Hidaka, Kunihiko Yuyama
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    Mr. Mime Time! The Clefairy have a flying saucer and they've kidnapped Pikachu to power it! Ash and UFO-expert Prof. Orville team up to investigate! Then, it's a showdown for the eighth and final badge - the Earth Badge! But after this gym leader defeated Gary, how can Ash hope to win? Plus, on the way home to Pallet Town, Ash and his friends visit the Pokemon Circus. But the main attraction, Mr. Mime, is giving the worst show on Earth! Contains TV episodes: Clefairy Tales, Earth Badge Battle, It's Mr. Mime Time. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars GIOVANNI REVEALED!!!
    After months and months of waiting, we finally get to see the face of Giovanni, the mysterious evil leader of Team Rocket! Up until the episode of the Viridian Gym, he had always hid his face in the shadows and used one of those voice-changers to disguise himself. This is the first time we ever see his whole face and hear his real voice. Even though he has a pretty small role overall in the anime, he is one of the coolest characters of all just because he is so mysterious. And then of course there's the appearance of Mewtwo, but come on: you just have to admire that Giovanni for being the only human who was ever able to control Mewtwo.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Final Badge+Mewtwo Kicking Gary's Butt=Awsome Episode
    I had to get this movie! It's so cool! In the first episode of this video, Clafairys have built a space ship and they plan to take Pikachu with them! The part I like the most is when Jigglypuff and the Clafairy have a slapping contest because the Clafairy took Jigglypuff's marker/microphone. In Battle of the Final Badge, we get to see Mewtwo kick Gary's butt with no effort! Of course, Mewtwo is in its armor and looks so cool! Giovanni leaves Jessie and James in charge because he has to go to an emergency accident. When Ash battles them he soon finds out that the platforms are rigged and when his Pokemon get hurt, he feel their pain too! The next episode shows a lazy Mr. Mime that will not obey the trainer. Can Ash and Co. get the Mr. Mime to perform again? These are my favorite episodes in the entire seires! The Clafairy one is so funny!

    5-0 out of 5 stars "No one will ever defeat the Pokémon that I saw." -Gary Oak
    Unlike my other reviews, this one will be relatively short. This video contains my favourite episode of the series. Not only does it have the real first appearence of Mewtwo, but... GARY GETS WHUPPED!!! Mind you, I happen to like Gary. He is one of my favourite Human characters aside from Brock and Team Rocket. But the look on his face when he gets his pride handed to him in "Battle of the Badge" is PRICELESS! Aside from the enjoyment of seeing Gary lose and thrusting him into reality, showing him that he cannot win EVERYTHING, I still wonder about Giovanni's "special assignment". Was his car impounded? Alas, viewer... we shall never know... Not even the movie will answer that question. We will have to resort to thinking up that assignment.

    In short, this video is great. Now, after Mewtwo came and went in the first series, we will all just have to sit back, relax, and await his return in Johto.

    "But still..." Gary's voice dropped to almost a whisper, a slight tremble in his countenance. "No one will ever defeat the Pokémon that I saw..."

    5-0 out of 5 stars pokemon the final badge
    Ash and his frinds go for an ice cream break and Team Rocket cames as people from outer space and takes pikachu and then a pokemon comes and takes Pikachu Ash goes for his earth badge but Gary goes in first and lost to the leader by a pokemon who noone but the leader knows and Ash faces Team Rocket and they were both in a tarap for the badge by shocking them when there pokemon get hit. The last one is when Ash, Misty, and Brock go back to Pallet Town and Ash and Pikachu Ran into a wall that they can't go though and they go see a Pokemon Show and Ash's mom has a Mr.Mime.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Final Favorite Of His Badge Journey
    In the final badge where Ash gets the last Pokemon Leuge Badge, Not Orange League, Team Rocket is in charge of the gym back in Viridian City. WHat they don't know is that team rocket has buby trapped it so ash will be electricuted when his pokemon get hurt. Can aSH sURVIVE tHE tHE fINAL bADGE. ... Read more


    20. My Neighbor Totoro
    Director: Hayao Miyazaki
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    My Neighbor Totoro is that rare delight, a family film that appeals to children and adults alike. While their mother is in the hospital, 10-year-old Satsuki and 4-year-old Mei move into an old-fashioned house in the country with their professor father. At the foot of an enormous camphor tree, Mei discovers the nest of King Totoro, a giant forest spirit who resembles an enormous bunny rabbit. Mei and Satsuki learn that Totoro makes the trees grow, and when he flies over the countryside or roars in his thunderous voice, the winds blow. Totoro becomes the protector of the two sisters, watching over them when they wait for their father, and carrying them over the forests on an enchanted journey. When the children worry about their mother, Totoro sends them to visit her via a Catbus, a magical, multilegged creature with a grin the Cheshire Cat might envy.

    Unlike many cartoon children, Satsuki and Mei are neither smart-alecky nor cloyingly saccharine. They are credible kids: bright, energetic, silly, helpful, and occasionally impatient. Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki makes the viewer believe the two sisters love each other in a way no American feature has ever achieved. My Neighbor Totoro is enormously popular in Japan, and some of the character merchandise has begun to appear in America. The film has also inspired a Japanese environmental group to buy a Totoro Forest preserve in the Saitama Prefecture, where Miyazaki's film is set. --Charles Solomon ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars the finest family movie to ever come out of Japan
    Master filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki has created a delightful work of sheer beauty in My Neighbor Totoro. The story centers around two girls who move into the countryside with their father. Their mother is in the hospital, and when she seems to be getting better, she has a relapse. An urgent telegram is sent to the house, where it is read by Satsuki (the older sister). Neither child knows how to react to this; Mei runs away, and it is up to Satsuki and the Totoro of the forest to find her.

    I first saw this movie when the original Fox VHS came out (I was about 5 at that point, and got it as a Christmas present), and continue to be enchanted by it today. As soon as I heard that it was being released on DVD, I ordered a copy, but alas, I should have waited.

    To those of you who have the VHS and are considering the DVD, and even to those who have the Fox DVD, I strongly reccomend ordering a copy of the Disney/Studio Ghibly version. It is true that dubbing a movie can do tremendious injustice to a foreign film, and the Japanese language track is a feature that should have been included on the Fox release. Also note that the second disk will be packed with features, including storyboard drawings, cast interviews, and a myriad of other interesting morsels.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Animation -- Unforgivable Treatment
    My Neighbor Totoro is one of the greatest animated films ever produced (for children or otherwise). It is a film that devoted fans such as myself love sharing with children and friends (I even teach it in my Children's Literature class.)
    ----The delicacy of Hayao Miyazaki's tale of two young girls who must cope with the stresses of moving to a new house, neighborhood and school--while their mother is kept in a hospital for a problem they do not understand!--is extraordinarily well-told through delightful and surprising events and beautiful animation. That the girls need the friendship and support of their father, the neighbors and the Totoros (friendly nature spirits) is subtly presented and then heroically answered through Miyazaki's unforgettable imagery.
    ---But you'll have to trust me on that because a good portion of that imagery has been butchered away through the pan-and-scan process. Not only have the producers of this DVD version cut away much of the visuals but they have also left off the Japanese language track and given us a rather pale transfer.
    ----English speaking kids deserve to see this better-than-Disney film. They deserve to view the widescreen version and they deserve the option of hearing the dubbed version (if they cannot yet read) OR hearing it in it's original language while reading subtitles. A quality production would offer these things and more.
    ----This DVD offers a Masterpiece, but a badly Mistreated one----

    3-0 out of 5 stars Marvellous film, but beware this Fox release
    Charm, wisdom and beauty - Miyazaki style. "Totoro" is a real winner for all the family, but I would advise prospective buyers to wait for the Disney/Buena Vista release later this year. This Fox version is full-screen, cutting down the viewing area, and is only available with English dubbed voices (the original Japanese with subtitles offers much more subtle performances for parental viewing!)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Blown Away By the Mighty Voice of Totoro!
    I have spent the past day wondering what has gone wrong with children's entertainment, particularly American kids fare. This movie is, quite simply, awesome. Granted, there's that one iffy bath scene early in the movie, but I'm willing to overlook it because the rest of the movie is mind blowing beauty. This is the antidote to the usual American kid show, in my opinion. It is subtle, beautiful, simple, and yet complex. It is charming, wholesome, real, and superb. This is the breakthrough film for Miyazaki in America and I can see why.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Enchanting!
    "My Neighbor Totoro" is a beautiful film, comprised of lovable characters, decadent animation, and a plot choc-full of magical fun. It is simply marvelous!

    I was first introduced to Totoro in about the fourth grade, when we watched this movie at Japanese School. I remember wishing that I could live at the house that Mei and Satsuki live in so that I could see real dust bunnies and follow acorn trails to little Totoros. Some years later, I am still enchanted by Totoro's huge smile, the flying cat bus, and the amazing trees in the girls' backyard.

    Although there are some dramatic moments in "Totoro" (i.e. visiting Mother in the hospital, Mei running away, etc.), it is still a movie that you will want to watch time and time again. This is family entertainment at its very best!

    If you're looking for more great Japanese animated movies, try "Castle in the Sky" by Hayao Miyazaki. :) ... Read more


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