Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ultraman Max Kaijuu Dai-Zukan Vol 2|
Genres: Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga
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JennMars | NJ | 10/01/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Just got this from amazon, played on my region free player but not my region one player. It's a roughly half hour compilation of monster clips (and some fights) from assorted Max episodes. Included are clips of Eleking, Gomora, Metron and Batlan plus various new monsters. I was surprised to see that the show has a somewhat campy/jokey approach as opposed to classic series such as the 1966 Ultraman. The monster suits have awesome detail but somehow look artificial in a way that these characters didn't in their 6os appearances. They look more like giant, living Bandai toys than the "suspend your disbelief/pass for real" monsters of the old days. Maybe it's the lighting. But it's definitely deliberate. In any case, there's a lot of reverence for (and reference to) the earlier series and I'd love to see a Region One release of the actual episodes. Or at least the ones with Red King. Shee-YAAARRHH!!!!"