Ultra-violent mindless trash
zo | 07/08/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Take uninspired voice acting, mix it with less than stellar animation and a nearly non-existent plotline and you end up with a repulsive anime called M.D. Geist. There isn't a character worth giving a care about in the entire movie-- but regardless of that "little" flaw, there is enough absurdly violent content to make fans of "Fist of the North Star" drool. Pathetically, the sequel is even worse...."
Hard Fight Hard Core
Richard Varley | Nacogdoches, Texas USA | 09/07/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you like Sailor Moon, Escaflownes, Pokemon etc stay away from this video. However if you are one of the old Hard core fans who likes the Hard fight Animes of the past in which storyline and plot NEVER interfere with action then this is for you.A hard hitting anime, this is defenantly a "GUYS WHO LIKE ANIMATED VIOLENCE" Anime."
Absolute gore fest
AMIR ARBAIN | Malaysia | 05/28/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you want action and plenty of blood, then you'll probably like this. Great fight sequences and mecha designs too.However, the plot is pretty weak. It's about a genetically enhanced super soldier who has gone nuts. With a superiority complex he is hell bent to destroy all human kind on the planet. The first part ends with MD Geist (the rogue super soldier)succeeding in releasing the Death Force after a bothched attempt by a human general to destroy him.The second part picks up after the release of Death Force. The Death Force is a group of about 1 million mechas designed to destroy all humans. In this part, MD Geist's successor, MD Krausse fights for the humans against Geist's army. Like Geist, he is also genetically enhanced. However, he has somewhat of a God complex. His superpowers made him believe he is the saviour of the human race and that people worships him.Picture quality is just ok. It could use a little clean up as I can spot a few grains here and there.This DVD only has Dolby 2.0 recording. So no surround effects here ...If you intend to get the movie, go for DVD instead of VHS. You get 2 movies for the price of one."
A hardcore, super-violent, action anime.
zo | Moon Township, PA United States | 03/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The biggest complaint I have heard about this film and its sequel are their lack of plot and I agree, but these films have some of the coolest action sequences and creative uses of violence I have ever seen. This is a movie to watch when you don't want to think, but just want to see an action-packed anime. The director of these movies is known for his futuristic, gory style (see Genocyber). With this film you either love it or hate it. I happen to enjoy it. If You are like me and like to see lots of action and blood like in "Fist of the North Star" you will love these movies, if you are the type of person who demands a lot of plot and character development, stay away."