Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ultraman Gaia - The Battle in Hyperspace|
Actors: Takeshi Yoshioka, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Takashi Ukaji, Maria Theresa Gow, Emmanuel Ennis
Genres: Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Nine-year-old Tsutomu discovers a strange glowing red stone with the power to make wishes come true, but the meanest bully in school uses it to create a gigantic, evil monster. Now Tsutomu can realize his own heart's desir... more »
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Loh Ying Kit Bruce | Singapore | 01/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a fan of Ultraman since I was a kid. I grew sick and tired of it as time goes by. Until I watched the first episode of Ultraman Gaia (series). It isn't the same old boring storyline with lousy special effects anymore. It somehow left the image of a children's program and became a science fiction drama. The most important thing is... There are two Ultramen teaming up to help fight baddies... And Ultraman Agul & Ultraman Gaia are cool!!!Besides Gaia, Ultraman Cosmos is cool too. Check out his first movie, Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact. They worked a lot of CG in this movie to improve all flying and fighting effects.I hope its DVDs, preferably to be dubbed in Japanese (original vocal) with English subtitles, will be available real soon."
The kids and I love it.
John C. Howard | Ashburn, VA United States | 12/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I used to watch Ultraman everyday without fail when I was a kid. I bought this and let my kids watch and they love it too (to my surprise). Watching it now I can see the simple underlying moral of the story. Ultraman is a good hero. It's a great break from the slightly depraved Cartoon Network and Disney programming. And the direction is astonishing. Even without the subtitles, the story comes through clearly. My next purchase is the Tiga series."
Superb Ultraman Fun!
Brien K. T. Saw | Malaysia | 09/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Enjoyed this movie and it's even better than its predecessor, Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna. This one has all the ingredients of a traditional action-packed fun Ultraman movie (and good acting from the two main characters of whom one is only a very young kid) without being too cheesy (in fact, this is the least cheesy after the dark Ultraman Tiga- The Final Odyssey).As a fan of Ultraman, I just hope the superb Ultraman Tiga- The Final Odyssey gets dubbed in English and released on DVD as well as the hilarious (no pun intended) Ultraman Zearth movies, which are gems."
Rubber Suits, Go! Ultra-Fantasgreat!
Michael J. Ashburne | Michigan | 03/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like many fans of this genre, I grew up watching Ultraman on television, along with his human alter ego Hyata (sp?) and his cohorts in the Science Patrol. Watched in amazement as, every episode, a new gigantic monster arrives out of nowhere to destroy the city. Logic and rationality notwithstanding, I have a long abiding love for all things Ultraman, and this film is no exception. The uninitiated should be warned: there's no Science Patrol here. My understanding is that in Japan, every season brought a new Ultraman with a new human counterpart -- the Ultraman we knew in the USA was 1966's Ultraman Jack (I think) in Japan, just one of many. Hyata or not, this film will satisfy your jones for Ultraman. The story is not too hard to follow, and there is no shortage of action. The effects, while not exactly Industrial Light & Magic, are definitely an improvement on those I was used to. The main plot focuses on a bunch of kids and their use and abuse of a fantasy-fulfilling red ball, and as usual this kind of story can get tiresome, but the climactic battle -- on land, sea, and in the air -- with Ultramans Dyna and Tiga coming to the aid of Gaia, is quite the treat. It was especially interesting comparing the English-dubbed version's dialogue and story to the English-subtitled version. I highly recommend it."