I loved this when I watched it on TV in the early 80s and like all good cult tv it is even better than I remember it. An epic storyline that is engrossing told over 24 episodes with real heroism, pathos and drama plus lots of fantastic space battles set to Paul Bliss's funky electronic score (when are they bringing out the soundtrack album?).
The 16mm film is just as grainy as I remember it and the colours are vibrant on this dvd release. The series benefits from great mecha and some fantastic designs by manga maestro Go Nagai. This series has everything- great designs, a truly engaging storyline and fab music.
Book some annual leave, position the sofa, crank up your sound system and enjoy.