Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Last Exile - Grand Stream |
Actors: Paul St. Peter, Tony Pope, Mayumi Asano, Chiwa Saito, Toshiyuki Morikawa
Directors: Eric P. Sherman, Kristi Reed, K˘ichi Chigira
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Geneon Entertainment Release Date: 08/10/2004
The plot thickens.
Kellyannl | Bronx, NY USA | 12/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Last Exile starts to pick up as the series begins to form a clearer direction as it passes it's halfway point and the characters each prepare in their own way to face Queen Delphine and her forces.
Sophia's secret identity, revealed in the last volume, becomes useful on both political and personal scales as she takes her place as a powerful diplomatic figure - finally discovering the Guild's true intentions - and is able to pass on to Claus and Lavie information about the reason their fathers died.
The character who really shines in this volume, however, is Lord Dio Eraclea. Although we have had our suspicions, it is now that we finally get a fairly clear picture of his true nature and it is finally established whether he is a spy or a good-intentioned deserter as we see a different, very human side of him behind the bravado that he had not previously shown anyone. We get a further idea of what the Silvana is going to be dealing with in his sister Delphine through his point of view, building up tension for when the Silvana will finally confront her.
All in all, an excellent lead-in to the tense volume that follows."
The most exciting DVD yet
Hesper23 | Chicago | 09/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Grand Stream," Volume 5 (of 6) contains some of the most exciting episodes of the series. All the plots are finally coming together: old characters reappear, former enemies set aside their differences, and all to work to defeat the "malicious queen" Delphine and capture Exile.Fans of Dio and Sophia will be particularly pleased by Volume 5, as they are given center stage. In fact, Ep. 18 is called "Promotion Sophia." As you know, when a pawn reaches the end of the board, it is "promoted" to Queen--in Sophia's case, Empress. The whole coronation sequence is simply GORGEOUS. Unfortunately, there isn't much in terms of the DVD's "extra" material. There's a textless opening, a character gallery, and the obligatory Geneon previews. C'est tout. Oh well, I'm still glad I bought the DVD, and I can't wait for the next installment ("Queen Delphine")."