Well the time has come because it's available now as a Blu-ray Ltd. Collector's Edition set, as well as standard Blu-ray and DVD.
To cut to the chase, if you want to order one of the remaining copies we have of the Collector's Edition set from our online shop you can do so using the link below
Today we're here to put the spotlight on the Collector's Edition set specifically. It's something we're incredibly proud of and have already received so much great feedback from fans about it. This post will be unboxing the set for you - scroll down to see the photos!
But before we get to that, we'll give you a quick introduction to the film, and tell about when we had planned for the set.
Read on below for all the details. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond.
The first season of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, released as a Collectors Blu-ray set by Anime Limited, is a meeting of two formidable anime forces. One is the venerable Gundam giant robot franchise, which most readers of this blog will know – there’s a general intro here. In any case, Orphans, which some fans call IBO, is entirely suitable if you’ve not seen a Gundam anime before. Like Gundam Wing and Gundam 00, Orphans starts a completely new story, albeit with sly echoes for long-time fans.
The other big name behind Orphans is writer Mari Okada. Most of you will also know her – she’s the writer-director of the film Maquia and is profiled here. Okada was the lead writer on Orphans, directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai, who’d collaborated with Okada previously. Orphans was one of two Okada-Nagai anime in 2015; the other was the film Anthem of the Heart. Continue Reading
By Jonathan Clements.
Hot on the heels of The Japanese Cinema Book, Bloomsbury puts out a new edition of The Chinese Cinema Book, edited by Lim Song Hwee and Julian Ward. Perhaps reflecting smaller returns, both citationally and financially, The Chinese Cinema Book is half the size of its Japanese stablemate, despite China being one of the world’s largest film markets, but such contradictions are a feature of “Chinese cinema” itself – a massive creative industry with huge restrictions on creativity; a huge population of potential cinema-goers, most of whom apparently have better things to do; and a vast network of cinemas, a worrying number of which seemingly play films nobody wants to see. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond.
Megalo Box is a combo of sports show and SF. It’s a boxing series about an underdog who, as we’ll see, is linked to an older battered hero than Rocky. The show was made by TMS Entertainment, which is a new name for the famous Tokyo Movie Shinsha studio. In Megalo Box, the tearaway kids pop red “candy” pills, and the story kicks off when the boy hero’s motorbike nearly hits a stranger. Tokyo Movie Shinsha, you might recall, made Akira… Continue Reading
by Jeremy Clarke.
The second Tomu Uchida film to receive a Blu-ray release after the black and white Bloody Spear At Mount Fuji (1955) is the colour The Mad Fox a.k.a. Love, Thy Name Be Sorrow (1962). This extraordinary and arresting Heian period (794-1185) fantasy drama involves an astrologer, his adopted daughter, her wicked stepmother, the two women’s lovers, the daughter’s identical twin sister and a family of shape-shifting fox spirits. Contrasting heavily with the earlier samurai road movie which used Mount Fuji as an excuse to block a road for a picnic, The Mad Fox again invokes the iconic volcano in a very different, far more active and indeed violent role as it threatens to erupt, presaging a time of great chaos. The film, meanwhile, makes judicious use of Toei's animation wing, lending out art director Reiji Koyama and animators Yasuji Mori and Yasuo Otsuka to provide integrated effects.