Hellsing Ultimate Parts 5-8 Collection Blu-ray
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The rogue vampire Alucard is the Hellsing Organization's deadliest instrument in its mission to protect the British Empire from satanic ghouls and Nazi freaks. He is not alone in his assault on the occult; the master has a servant. Policewoman Seras Victoria accepted Alucard's gift of dark salvation after falling in the line of duty, and now the remnants of her human soul struggle against her growing vampire urges. Together, they haunt the shadows as a sinister force of good - and tonight the foggy streets of England shall flow with the blood of their evil prey.
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The quality of image and sound is fantastic.
Also the bonus features are good, they included episode one of the Hellsing The Dawn mini-OVA based on the unfinished prequel manga. And then there's a lot of bonus content based mostly on the work of the english voice cast.
Following on from the previous volume and with Alucard out of the picture for now. The Millennium group, who happen to be a Nazi Vampire group, are making their way to London aboard airships, and with their arrival, they bring death and destruction.
As the Nazi vampires take to the streets and begin murdering civillians in brutal ways, they have the Hellsing Mansion in their sites as well as other targets of interest. Because of this Seras and Integras troops are tasked with defending the mansion against an almost unstoppable force.
Taking the field later on is the Iscariot group, bringing with them a small army. With this you almost have a 3 way battle going on.
Of course, when Alucard returns, things get epic, and lo and beyond we see his namesake form. You know.
V-VIII essentially collects the episodes centering on the siege of London and Hellsing's headquarters by vampires and later the Vatican. It's a pretty interesting premise and could have let to a thoroughly entertaining set of episodes, but unfortunately it just devolves into mindless carnage. Gone is the spectacularly innovative sequences seen in the first few volumes and instead we have cannon fodder fighting cannon fodder in battles which essentially boil down to one side opening fire and then cutting to the other side being bloodily and messily gunned down. This is what I mean by the difference between violence and action: action without context or meaning just becomes a lot of white noise of blood and guts and fails to entertain or maintain tension. We don't feel anything for either side because they are just background characters for the express purpose of being gorily devoured by vampires, or vampires being gorily shot to pieces by mercenaries.
I want to be clear at this point that I am not saying excessive violence in a series is a bad thing, but if it's done without any sense of aplomb (again as with the opening volumes of Hellsing Ultimate) then it doesn't really add anything to the plot or enjoyment value of the episode. Volume V is the worst offender here, with the episode almost entirely depicting vampires slaughtering the civilians of London in an orgy of destruction.Read more ›