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E. Kim | South Korea | 06/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With a stroke of success in the 80's, the Robotech: Macross series still has a place for many fans today and shares a strong cult following. Being a fan of the series as a kid, I decided to buy the whole Robotech: Macross series, but I came across the overwelming amount of editions to the series. I didn't know which to buy, so I watched them all. Here are the differences between to different boxsets (all offered through Amazon):Robotech: the Complete Macross Series
One Boxset: 6 discSells for around $60-$65
Nothing special, picture quality is not great, but bearable. Comes in one compact boxset with all the disc in it. Would not reccomend getting this edition unless you just want a copy of the series and want to spend the least possible amount of money.Robotech: The Legacy Collection: Macross Saga (Collections 1-3)
Three Boxsets: with 3 disc in each
Sells for around $40 each boxset, entire set around $120-$130
Same picture quality as the above set, but with addtional features. Comes with the most extras out of any current sets, but even then, they are so-so. I would actually recommend getting the above edition as I was not impressed with the extras, some were interesting, but it definately didn't justify the price. Your paying almost twice the price. Robotech Remastered: The Macross Saga (Volumes 1-3)
Three Boxsets: Two disc each boxset
Sells for around $25 each boxset, entire set around $75-$80
Remastered picture quality superior to both sets above, sound quality much improved. This is the set that I would recommend. The price is affordable and well worth the extra money compared to the first set. Also includes a few bonus footage. Macross: Super Dimensional Fortress (Sets 1-3)
Three Boxsets: Three discs each boxset
Sells for around $60-$70 each boxset, entire series around $180-200
Macross is the original Japanese series of the Robotech: Macross Saga. The storyline is slightly different with different music and sounds. When it was brought to the US, Harmony Gold added the Macross material with two other Japanese series to make Robotech. Macross is more "mature" and includes several scenes taken out of Robotech. Picture quality is even more crisp than the Remastered Series. I would reccomend only to die-hard Robotech fans. It's pretty expensive and lacks really any real extra features."
V. Michel | Canada | 03/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was one of the original Robotech fans of the 80's. decades later, after buying the Robotehc 6 dvd set, I was so diappointed to now notice how choppy the storytelling was and a certain things just did NOT make any sense. Enter MACROSS! now that North America has access to the remastered original series of Macross, I decided to snatch up the 3 box sets and DAMN! What a difference it makes!Stories are complete! Dialogue is actually a lot more intellectual. Plot makes more sense! Robotech cut out a lot of smaller scenes that actually helped the viewer better understand various situations. Some of the cut scenes are pretty funny as well. comabt scnes are much more intense and enjoyable. Robotech cut out a lot of the violence and gave us a little too many still-images during battle scnenes, for my tastes.I urge all Robotech fans out there to pick up these dvd's and see the REAL THING from beginning to end! You wont regret it!
It's a totally new experience!"
Daddy | NorCal | 08/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well I'm sure there's a lot of non-Macross people out there. I own both series. I will say this, if you ever wondered about the story plot. The key is in the proto-culture. What is it?? What does it mean? Robotech fails to explain it or even make it relevant to the story. Macross will do that for you. It'll take you deeper into the story of Macross, Zentradi, and Proto-Culture.
Proto-Culture is truly an explanation to creators of the human race. Most people may not see a relationship here, but Macross really does give you a sci-fi look at how life came about on earth. The SDF-1 is truly a lost ship which belonged to the creators of human life. In it also lies secrets that the Zentradi desire. What the TV series doesn't cover is the Meltrandi who are enemies to the Zentradi. Both women and men at war for centuries trying to find an edge to win the war. The discovery of the SDF-1 or Alus (in Macross II) really holds keys.
Proto-Culture is the human race. By design the creators left in-nate messages having the Zentradi preserve Proto-Culture. The idea of kissing, love, and nurture are not known and exposed by Lynn Minmei. Britai, Zentran leader listens to his innate messages and decides to learn from Macross, and test it from time to time. But later Minmei's love and songs which have already lifted the spirit of the people of Macross, starts to influence the Zentradi's. Later, it is known that the Zentradi, Meltrandi, and Humans have the same blood types, DNA, and structure. The creators started life on Earth to bring back a peaceful world, relying on Harmony (no pun intended).
This story really is an attempt to realize life outside earth and possibly that an alien race landed on earth and settled to plant the Human race. If known, I'm sure the religious right would ban this series, but it is Sci-fi and so goes the ever battle between science and religion.
The continuity of Macross is great. This series really explains a better detail about proto-culture, the zentrans, the human race, and simply love songs that influence spirits to come together.
Highly recommend it to sci-fi romance viewers. Macross is a remarkable feat. AnimEigo should be credited for bringing this to DVD when others were unwilling. This series, like Space Cruiser Yamato, Star Trek, and Star Wars will take you into an adventure to be passed on through the generations."
Definitely worth it
ms06zak | Grayslake, IL | 01/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The crispness of the visuals is beyond anything I could imagine. I never realized how deteriorated the Robotech visuals were until I saw this DVD. Remember the scene in the second episode where a Gerwalk flies into rubble, the pod can't see him, and suddenly the Battroid appears and blasts the pod? Well in Robotech I couldn't distinguish where the suit was. IN this version it was so crisp I finally figured out where the Battroid was. The subtitles are great. I like the original Macross story better then the Robotech edit. Since Harmony Gold funded this you know that this will definitely be repackaged and dubbed for their upcoming Robotech Remastered Series. I will admit that I actually prefer some of the Robotech music and its placement compared to the Macross soundtrack. There were a lot of places that didn't have background music in Macross that did in Robotech. I think the music added more to the scenes. Some of the Macross soundtrack sounded cheesey to me. Another amazing fact is that I really loved the talking voice of Minmay in the original Macross unlike the whiny annoying bimbo voice Minmay has in Robotech. Her voice is actually nice to listen to. It almost has a sultry quality, but not slutty sounding."