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My Yu-Gi-Oh Review
Carol G. Clement | USA | 09/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I would have to say that the American Teenage population has completely misjudged the series. We all thought Yu-Gi-Oh was another version of Pokemon-stupid, pathetic, and a first class merchandise distributor. I was like them, for a time. That was, until I got my hands on the `original' series of Yu-Gi-Oh. The un-cut version is completely different from the Four Kids edited version. While the other one was designed to fit younger viewers, the un-cut version will surely inspire anyone who is beyond the age of twelve. This product is rated 13 and up for mild language, blood and gore, religious implications, death, some scary moments and human sacrifice. Of course, the version I currently own is the Anime Video "AV" series-, which has poorly manufactured subtitles and some cut-off episodes. These professional episodes are well done-however, I know very little regarding the English track. I have little faith that the English track will be any good (after seeing the actor's most recent job-the Yu-Gi-Oh Movie 2004)-but I have some hope. I am willing to give them a shot at it.
It is very different from the USA Yu-Gi-Oh; a key point being that the so-called "SHADOW REALM" doesn't even EXIST in this series. In addition-- Pegasus never wanted the Millennium Puzzle/Sen-Nen Puzzle from Yuugi-- he just wanted Kaiba Corporation.
It is kind of a relief, because even if the English Track is a failure, you don't have to worry about Weevil/Inspector Haga's creaky voice and Joey/Jounouchi's New York accent. On the other hand, you have Pegasus's high-pitched voice to deal with (despite how weird it sounds-- it is actually quite funny-- Coodos to Takusugi J Jirou) and trust me--it'll scare your pets away and (if you play it several times such as I did) annoy your older sister until no end. ^__^
If you like Yu-Gi-Oh and every aspect of it, then by all means, purchase the DVD (and the Shadow Games along with it). Trust me-- it will be worth more than any American Yu-Gi-Oh merchandise you've got."
Uncensored, uncut, pure genius
Dan Raynor | Commack, NY United States | 08/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The japanese version was much more gruesome and I'd love a chance to see how it was. The bonus here is, I don't have to lose my favorite voice actors, there will be a COMPLETE ENGLISH dub track that more closely follows the japanese script.
Warning, this DVD is not for everybody, it involves the following:
Blood, Death, Hideous decapitation of monsters as well as other gruesome imagery, Nudity ( some yugioh cards originally came with nude female monsters, but clothes were drawn on them for the english audiences and standards of practices.) and even fowl language.
Despite that, this DVD will be very unlike the episodes you've seen on TV, every die hard fan of yugioh will enjoy this DVD, but remember it's only recommended for ages 14 and up, maybe even 18 and up ... it depends if your children are mature enough to understand what they're seeing.
I'm personally going to buy every single battle city episode once they come out, but the duelist kingdom episodes just aren't my thing."
Uncut Yu-Gi-Oh! Uncut Yu-Gi-Oh! Uncut Yu-Gi-Oh!
Bryn Tanner | Minneapolis, MN USA | 08/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For the first time in the United States, 4Kids will be releasing Uncut Yu-Gi-Oh! DVDs. These include the ORIGINAL JAPANESE VERSION, so those who don't like the English voices can listen to the Japanese voices. This DVD contains three episodes: "The Insector Combo", "The Perfectly Ultimate Combo", and "Mai's Beautiful Harpies". The episode titles are different from the previous DVDs to match with the Japanese version. By the way, these DVDs are UNCUT, with no changes made. This DVD will be released alongside "The Shadow Games". I reccomend both to any Yu-Gi-Oh! fan.
Note to Parents: These DVDs are completely Uncut, which means that violence, swearing, and some mild nudity (but don't worry, not much is ever showing... most of the time, the nudity will be covered up by the said monster's wings)."
A few minor drawbacks, but worth it all the same!
Mariah Edson | Acworth, NH USA | 03/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is very interesting and worth the buy! It has been long-awaited, and most fans will not be disappointed. But there are some interesting Pros and Cons that I find necessary to point out...
1) As obviously shown, it's uncut and unedited
2) It has very accurate subtitling, making it an overall better experience ( no dubtitling! yay! )
3) Original Japanese beggining and ending songs ( the songs are much more interesting and they change every season. They keep the original Japanese lyrics attached to the bottom too ^^ ).
4) Reasonable price-- worth buying.
5) Japanese vocie actors are so much better! ( in most cases. They put more feeling and life into all the characters ).
6) Fans will not be disappointed
1) Can't skip through the first few commericials ( ugh! >.< )
2) Sometimes subtitle options won't register ( I've tried this one three different DVD players and it's the same everytime so I'm just assuming that is the case for all DVD players--correct me if I'm wrong. )
3)No real extras worth mentioning.
4) Doesn't include the Japanese preveiw for the next episode at the beggining and end of the episode.
5)If you ordered it from Japan it would contain 4 or 8 episodes for the same price (if not cheaper).
6) They changed Mai's voice for the English part of the DVD! ( They also changed it in the edited American version--giving her three different voice actors--the first one being the best ).
7) This isn't exactly a con, but some of the male characters in Japanese are obviously done by females, which can be a little funny/annoying. ( You may not know this but in Japanese Mou Hitori no Yuugi and Yuugi are both done by the same person who is female! Don't fear though, because I had no idea until I read about it, so don't let this change your opinion. The only real obvious female voice-acting for male characters is Insector Haga and Bakura ( who doesn't say anything in either DVDs released yet ).
Despite these and a few other minor drawbacks, I still think the DVD is a must-buy for any major Yuugiou fan. Though people may not understand Japanese, the subtitles are accurate ( though I prefer to turn them off ) and the amazing voice acting cast in Japanese still gives you the feel and idea of the story. It is completely different from the English version, so you'de be suprised. The English version cut out conversations, changed names, added clothing to various characters, edited all blood, guns and violence, and changed the script a great deal, shaming the original version. It's a completely different feel for the story, so I suggest you try it.
I was not even close disappointed! The Japanese version is the purest and best their is, and it's hard to find Region 1 encoding anywhere else. So shell out some money, 'cause it's worth it, no doubt!"