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Ulysses 31 - Vol. 2 [DVD]

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  • Actors: Matt Birman, Jacques Ebner, Claude Giraud, Séverine Morisot, Fabrice Josso
  • Directors: Bernard Deyriès, Kazuo Terada, Kyôsuke Mikuriya, Tadao Nagahama
  • Writers: Homer
  • Producers: Kiyoshi Ieno, Kohshi Saskai, Motoyoshi Tokunaga
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Contender
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Jun. 2006
  • Run Time: 216 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000260PWA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,573 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Nine more episodes from the cartoon adventure in which Ulysses is trapped in the 31st century and has to travel through Hades to get back to his own time. Episodes included are: 'Temple of the Lestrigones', 'The Seat of Forgetfulness', 'Trapped Between Fire and Ice', 'Phantoms From the Swamp', 'Song of Danger', 'Before the Flood', 'The Magic Spells of Circe', 'Lost in the Labyrinth' and 'At the Heart of the Universe'.

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This second volume is a more than worthy complement to the first. There are still a few dud episodes, but four or five of these are real classics (the Sirens, Circe, the Minotaur). The tone now seems a shade darker and almost ludicrously dark for a series aimed at children - we begin to get the impression that the Odyssey has been adrift in the Universe of Olympus for a *very* long time, and that our heroes are being subjected to an especially cruel and prolonged form of psychological torture (let's face it, loss, separation, isolation, death and wanton cruelty aren't the most immediately obvious themes for a children's series). It's painfully noticeable, for example, that Olympus is fair overflowing with maps of the route back to Earth - one features in almost every one of these episodes - but that each one is either inaccessible or comes with a price so high that the noble Ulysses cannot in conscience pay it.
It's also becoming painfully obvious that for a hero the noble Ulysses is exceptionally good at rushing into obvious traps, and that Nono (the comic relief) is a single joke that doesn't work.
That said, the animation design work are outstanding for a cartoon from this period, and the voice acting is very good. The actual dialogue is intelligent but seems a little staid - or maybe that should read just a little too rigorously adherent to the original French :) I like to think that perhaps this series was the dying gasp of a brief, literate golden age, when kids were not patronised and cartoons were designed primarily to stimulate the imagination rather than to sell toys. Or maybe I'm just suffering an acute bout of nostalgia..
Again I've got to complain that the full episode titles are mutilated on this DVD - apparently we can blame Fox Kids for wanting to squeeze in more toy adverts. But otherwise this is a quality product and anyone who remembers it from the first time round should buy it (just try to get hold of the full title sequence too).
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used to love ultsses as a kid and now happily reliving the hours 4-5 after school sat in front of the telly eating spagetti hoops while watching ulysses being fustrated in every episode. Still into the blue people as well...
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just what I needed some retro cartoon fun still great. love the 70's sounding track and the titan songs is still scary
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Some episodes did not play but half expected as its second hand
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HASH(0x8c136f48) out of 5 stars Not bad but this is a "part 2" disk 9 April 2008
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The DVD is OK, but I was a bit disapointed to discover that this is a "part 2" disk. This was not advertised very clearly.
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