Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Slayers - 5 movie box set|
Actors: Megumi Hayashibara, Maria Kawamura, Kikuko Inoue, Seiz˘ Kat˘, Takehito Koyasu
Directors: Hiroshi Watanabe, Sandra Krasa
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
In the annals of fantasy there is o mage so feared, no sorcerer so powerful, as the fiery redhead Lina Inverse. And when the exceptionally well-endowed Naga the Serpent accompaniejs her, the forces of evil will find there... more »
Not Everything, but close enough.
R. Tordsen | Sioux Falls, SD USA | 10/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I Had not yet puchased any of the movies/specials and when this set came out I was delighted! Lets first start by saying this set includes: Slayers The Motion Picture, Slayers Return, Slayers Great, Slayers Gorgeous, and Slayers Premium. All Movies are in Widescreen Presentation Except for Slayers Great. Slayers The Motion Picture, is the Essential Anime Disc release so it comes with commentary. Slayers Premium Also has a behind the scenes interview and Commentary. The other DVDs only come with it's trailer and ADV previews.
My only regret in this set is that while this box includes most of the Movies, it still did not come with Slayers Excellent, and The book of Spells DVD. I don't understand why it didnt come with Excellent, but The Movies it did include are great to watch! I reccomend this if you have bought the series, but havent gotten around to purchasing any of the Movies yet, just remember to purchase Excellent and Book of Spells to complete your Collection!"
Titles for the films....
Brett D. Cullum | Houston, TX United States | 09/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ask, and you shall receive. Here are the ADV titles for all five films...
#1 THE MOTION PICTURE
They are in slim packs, and looks like they have no extras like they did when originally released. So definitely do not double dip, or sell off the old ones to buy these. Other than that, you get all US released movies in one shot at a reasonable price."
All the Lina and Naga you can handle!
trashcanman | Hanford, CA United States | 04/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My favorite Slayers is the television series, but the OVA/movies are mighty fine entertainment in and of themselves with no larger stories or arcs to follow; just a string of hilarious episodic mayhem and slapstick comedy. Slayers is among my favorite anime series' and Lina is a fantasy anime icon that all should know well. This is a nice little set that compiles the 5 films of this classic anime series which take place before the first season of the television show. My only complaint is that the awesome OVA's "Excellent" and "Book of Spells" aren't included. Personally, those are my favorites of the non-television releases and with them, this set would've gotten 5 stars easily. On to the review. "Slayers: The Motion Picture" is a really fun flick and a decent introduction to Slayers. It features a younger Lina Inverse, sorcery genius and master of the dreaded Dragon Slave technique (which she often has used to lay waste to entire cities) coming across co-collaberator/rival sorceress Naga the Serpent and the excessive fanservice that always accompanies her. As usual with the two of them, chaos ensues. The story features the best villain in all of Slayers anime lore in the demon Joyrock and is the longest and most epic of this bunch. "Slayers: Great" is my favorite of the films. The plot revolves around feuding father and son golem makers. It features first a duel between the two (anti) heroines with hilarious results and then a duel between Lina and Naga golems with even more hilarious results. "Slayers: Premium" is the odd duck of the series since it features the cast of the television series and is a very short 30 minutes. That's not to say we don't see a glimpse of Naga in the closest we'll ever get to a crossover between Lina's two lives, but let's just say it's an underwhelming affair. Not worth much on it's own, but as part of this set, I'd take it. "Slayers Return" is a fun little romp that introduces a lot of cool characters who share very little screen time. The story is about a village enslaved by an organization consisting of two people who seek world domination. You've gotta aim high, right? When an ancient weapon is unearthed the madness tht ensues is pure Lina and Naga. "Slayers: Gorgeous" is more derivative then the rest and seems to have slipped into a creative rut as we see a lot of the same gags and plot devices Slayers fans have seen before, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth your while. After all, this one features a dragon army. That's a good start to any fantasy flick, wouldn't you say? The set as a whole is incomplete in my eyes without the aforementioned OVA's, but if fantasy anime and slapstick comedy are your bag then you should buy this set along with "Book of Spells", "Slayers: Excellent", and the television series and get ready for countless laughs. If you're unsure about this series, give "Excellent" a try as it's probably the best of the OVA releases. If you likey, there's plenty more where that came from right here!"
Fun, good, but not great
Darcy Pryciak | Detroit, MI | 04/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a long-time fan of Slayers and would recommend the three main series "Slayers" "Slayers Next" and "Slayers Try" because they are phenomonal in creation, story, and design. These OVAs, with the exception of The Motion Picture, are not as great, and do not use the original voice of Lina for younger Lina.
These, for the most part (except for Premium) take place prior to the main series, although Lina's exact age isn't revealed (15 in the trilogy). They are fun, zany, and Lina and Naga get into all sorts of scrapes.
Premium and The Motion Picture are the best of the set...and anything with Ghourry is good."