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|Now and Then Here and There - Flight and Fall |
Actors: Akemi Okamura, Kaori Nazuka, Gregory Abbey, David Brimmer, Crispin Freeman
Director: Akitarô Daichi
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Torn from her childhood home and trapped in another world, Sara is enslaved by a violent master. In her desperation to escape, she flees to the desert that is a haven for drifters and freedom fighters. Will she ever return... more »
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Albert Wilson | NYC, NY USA | 03/23/2002
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"..And I don't mean the new film by that name. It is much more reminicent of the 1960's movie version of the great H.G. Wells time travel story, but animated in very fine style. This 'Now & Then' is the second feature in the series and every bit as entertaining as the first. While the first installment focused in on the characters Shu (from the present) & La La Rue (from the future), 'Flight & Fall' introduces us to Sara, who has been taken as a slave by a first-rate anime villan. She escapes into the desert though where she is befriended by an assortment of renegades and - I don't want to give the ending away so I will leave it at that, but the story moves along at a good pace. Animation quality, backgrounds and dubbing are all high quality and the extras on the DVD included more than I had expected. They have storyboards, background sketches, an art gallery, a choice of English and Japanese subtitles, excellent Dolby Surround Sound and more. If you like anime and science fiction, you can't go wrong with 'Now & Then, Here & There: flight & Fall!'"
A definate must see
lycanredmond | Kansas City, Missouri | 07/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
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