This DVD contains both MD Geist feature length movies. The first MD Geist was released in 1986 and is considered a classic by many. It's a dark, post apocalyptic world, with a similiar feel to Fist of the North Star. MD Geist is about a soldier who is released from his orbital satellite prison cell after it crashes on a distant place called Jerra. Now he must explore his surroundindings, discover who is allies or enemies are.
MD Geist is a love or hate anime by many, some love it's ultra 80's stylish animation and extreme violence, others deplore it, probaly because they dislike older shows. This UK dvd is English dub only, which is pretty good but no option for Japanese with English subtitles.
Also a little clarification on the director's cut. There are two versions, the orignal cut which has never been released in the UK and was only released in the US on VHS in 1992, and the the Director's cut which was released in 1996. The director's cut has some scenes reanimated, some different sound effects and music placement. Still, most of the original footage is intact and watching the this version is better than nothing.
MD Geist Death Force is the 1997 sequel, which starts exactly where the first one ended. The character designs are similiar but the animation is typically very mid to late 90's with more polish and refinement. I won't give away the details but some fans prefer or even love the sequel more, I personally rate the original to be the best. But it's still good to see the saga continue.
Rating - A-