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Not a "Complete Collection" by any means, but otherwise excellent.
on 3 August 2007
This is a decent boxset if you are after the Slayers series (the movies and OVAs anyway) as it contains every DVD which has been released in the UK. The boxart is pretty, with some nice artwork inside as well as out, and nicely convenient.
Rather than providing us with a cumbersome five full sized DVD cases inside of an artbox, or attached to some flimsy folding card, ADV have tailored a nice, compact clear plastic DVD case with a spine about 1.5 times the width of a single DVD box, able to hold all five discs in a folder-like 2 discs per 'page' fashion. The discs can be a bit awkward to remove from the case because of the way they're held in, but otherwise it's a great, compact and convenient box which isn't going to take up much space on your shelf at all.
The movies and OVAs are great fun, as any Slayers fan will expect, and the "Slayers Excellent" OVA disc lives up to it's name.
However, it's a miserable shame that the first two Slayers titles ADV released here - the first movie and the original 3 OVA episodes - are missing from the set (and are, as of yet, still unavailable on Region 2 DVD). Since the original movie is probably the strongest Slayers there is, it's very unfortunate that we don't get to enjoy it on DVD without importing. I can't see any reason why we haven't been given this DVD, so there isn't really an excuse other than the fact that Slayers was first started on DVD at the second movie and when creating this set they only gave us what was already there and put it in a box. When was the last time you saw a boxset of sequels without the original movie they spawned from which claimed to be "The Complete Collection"?
Aside from the unforgivable absence of "Slayers: The Motion Picture" and the "Explosion Array"/"Dragon Slave" OVA episodes, it's a worthwhile set, though, and should save you a lot of money in comparison to buying the individual DVDs.