Battle of the Planets - Volume 2 [DVD]
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More episodes from the classic Anime series following the exploits of G-Force members Princess, Tiny, Keyop, Mark, Jason and 7-Zark-7 as they battle to protect Earth from the advances of Spectra leader Zoltar. In 'Perilous Pleasure Cruise', a scientist who has created a formula for eternal life is kidnapped by Zoltar, and G-Force sweep to the rescue. 'The Thing with 1,000 Eyes' sees the team doing battle with an underwater monster on the deserted capital city of Riga. In 'The Microfilm Mystery', Zoltar steals the most sophisticated computer known to man, while 'A Swarm of Alien Beetles' sees Keyop and a group of children kidnapped and imprisoned inside the bodies of some strange black bugs. In 'A Whale Joins G-Force', a baby whale helps G-Force out when Zoltar creates a giant mechanical version of the seafaring mammal. 'Mad New Ruler of Spectra' sees a kidnapped scientist bargaining for control of Spectra in return for creating a herd of cyborg horses. In 'The Sea Dragon', G-Force come up against a sea dragon created by Zoltar to attack the planet Aquatica. 'Magnetic Attraction' sees a mysterious black ship arriving on Earth, which turns out to be impervious to ordinary defence weapons.
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Battle of the Planets is an adaption of an early Japanese anime cartoon made in the 70s, and its age shows. The plots are often illogical, the enemies laughable, and the cut scenes are often irritating. Despite this, I thoroughly enjoyed watching BoTP again after about 20 years.
It has many shortcomings, but on the positive side the music is excellent (stirs up the memories more than the story does), it has an element of characterization missing from most modern cartoons, and (once you get past the pilot episode on this DVD) actually gets quite exciting at times.
The DVD, however, is little better than the VHS version. The "special features" give very little new material- a few pieces of artwork, a little textual description of the characters, and sections cut from the episodes describing the team, the HQ etc. I was hoping for a remastered soundtrack, and (in my wildest dreams) a cleaned up video, but this DVD has neither. As far as I can tell, with the exception of the Menu (which DOES have improved music), it's exactly the same as the VHS version.
If you saw this as a kid, and don't have the video it's a must buy. Otherwise- don't bother.
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This was TV gold when I was a kid. This aired during the summer holidays back in 1978, oh so long ago now. Read morePublished 18 months ago by The Scribbler
I happy with it.I give is five out five stars rating. I happy with it & it play OK.it good for money.Published on 14 Mar. 2014 by IAN STANFORD