Ghetto fabulous anime, poor dvd quality
Will | Florida | 09/02/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"From the back cover:
Evil space creatures retreat from the treacherous Ice Age and hibernate on the ocean floor. They awaken millions of years later to conquer Earth! Only the ingenuity and resources of Sir Miles and his awesome robot creations have a chance at defeating them! He enlists world karate champion Janis to pilot the robot Magnon, and his daughter Lady Ester Nevers, to pilot Magneta. When Janis and Lady Ester unite the two robots, Magnon and Magneta are transformed into MAGNOS, the ultimate power robot! Will the might of the malevolent space aliens defeat Magnos? Or, will Magnos triumph over the evil forces and protect Earth's freedom against future invaders? As suspense mounts, you'll discover what happens in this exciting adventure of humans and machines, good versus evil!Well that really is the whole plot. So I won't recap that. The anime itself is late 70's, so the quality is not the greatest. However, the DVD transfer does nothing in the way of trying to improve the quality. Constant jumps in picture and black lines running vertically from top to bottom, greatly reduce the enjoyment of this classic. It has to be the worst quality anime I have ever seen: I feel like I am watching a VHS version that was made twenty years ago. The sound doesn't fair any better. The music, which is definitely ghetto, is at many times in the movie louder than the voices of the characters, drowning them out entirely. But if by some miracle you can look past all that, take a chance, the story is definitely a classic.Not rated becuase there is nothing but good ole classic anime."