It is the year After Colony 195, and five young Gundam pilots bring the war against OZ to Earth. The video offers episodes 8 to 10 in the animated Gundam Wing series, an alternate timeline story based on Mobile Suit Gundam... more ». This series presents a cybertech Robin Hood story in which the heroes are outlaw protectors of Earth's colonies in outer space, which are subjugated to the mother planet under OZ. Instead of longbows, the heroes fly building-sized fighting machines called Gundam, with the gorgeously imaginative design of futuristic samurai armor, battling spaceships and fighting robots.What separates anime from cartoons is the complexity of its characters--the complicated politics and alliances are worthy of a Shakespearean history play. The protagonists may be little more than teen heartthrobs with New Wave hairstyles, but the antagonists are colorful antiheroes with conflicting motivations of guilt, self-doubt and jealousy counterpointing courage and honor. The mysterious Zechs Merquise dominates this story, challenging himself to pilot the Tall Geese in an effort to resolve his relationships with his late father, king of the Peace Craft Monarchy, and Tres Kushrenada, dilettante leader of OZ, who struggles to control the psychotic Lady Une.Exceptional animation and production values and a haunting jazz score bring to life a cosmic adventure laden with iconographic Japanese concerns for mechanization and nuclear holocaust in Cold Battlefield, the recent installment of an original anime classic that is often compared to Star Trek in Japan. Note: This uncut version contains rougher language and slightly more violence than the edited version that plays on the Cartoon Network. Ages 6 and older for the edited version, 10 and older for the uncut version. --Lloyd Chesley« less
Scott A Evans | Albany, GA United States | 07/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Another 5 great episodes of Gundam Wing. The year is After Colony 195 and Gundam Wing is just starting to get hot!EPISODE 11: THE WHEREABOUTS OF HAPPINESS
EPISODE 12: BEWILDERED SOLDIERS
EPISODE 13: CATHERINE'S TEARS
EPISODE 14: THE ORDER TO DESTROY 01
EPISODE 15: TO THE BATTLEGROUND - ANTARCTICA
This DVD covers the time frame where the Gundams are in hiding after Lady Une has used the colonies as hostage.Wufei meets Sally Po,Trowa heads for his final battle,Heero tries to make up for his mistake of killing the honorable leader Noventa, pacifist of the former Alliance, To episode 15 where Hero and Trowa head to Antartica to finish the fight with Zechs. This is the best earth based fight between the Tallgeese and Wing Gundam! A definate must have."
Better Than Video
Beaven | USA | 10/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think that this DVD is very good, and a whole lot better than the videos. It is also un-cut, and that makes it better. This DVD contains 5 episodes. 11:The Whereabouts of Happiness 12:Bewildered Soldiers 13:Catherine's Tears 14:The Order to Destroy 1 15:To the Battleground-AntarticaThe First one concerns Quatre and Duo. They get there gundams repaired with all of Quatre's Friends. Also, Relena goes to Moscow to kill Lady Une for killing her father.The Second Episode is mostly about Wufei. He meets Sally Po and helps her fight off the Alliance and Oz. He informs her that the weak shouldn't be fighting.The Third Episode is about Trowa and Heero. Trowa decides he wants to put on a show in his circus with his gundam and attacks an Oz facility. He almost kills himself but Catherine's Tears stop him.The Fourth Episode revolves around Heero. He decides to visit Marshal Noventa's Granddaughter, and he hands her a gun to shoot him. He apoligizes to her. Trowa also holds off Alliance Troops.The Fifth and final episode has Lietendent Noin visit Trowa and Heero and ask them to go to Antarctica to fight Zechs. They go but are followed by suspicious Oz Carriers... This is a very good DVD, and the sound quality is great. I highly suggest it, especially if you like Gundam Wing."
A Twist in the Gundam Universe
Beaven | 06/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These are four exciting episodes in the Gundam universe. With the bloodshed at the New Edwards base, the United Earth Sphere Alliance collapses and everything falls into chaos. The Gundams continue to fight, however. Lady Un lays a trap by announcing that the Taurus mobile suits are to be transported to the Siberian base. The Gundams follow and attempt to destroy the Taurus'. Heero battles Zechs in the Tallgeese. However, Lady Un threatens to destroy the colonies and the Gundams stop their battle. The colonies announce that they surrender, but refuse to hand over the Gundams. At that moment, Heero self-detonates his Gundam. The Gundams are now forced to hide for fear that Oz will carry out the threat to destroy the colonies. Also, no one knows whether Heero survived the self-detonation. Releena travels to Moscow to confront Lady Un, who assassinated her adopted father. Wufei meets Sally Po, who is also fighting for peace. Much to his dismay, he finds himself once again boarding his Gundam in order to save her. While these episodes are not as exciting as the later episodes, they are still important and interesting episodes that all Gundam Wing fans should see."
kurono_mascot | Colorado Springs, CO | 08/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a die-hard Gundam Wing fan, and I'm going to tell you basically what's in this DVD. In Episode 11, Relena heads to Moscow having found out that Lady Une is there. She aims her gun at her father's killer Lady Une. Too bad she missed. Duo meets Quatre and the 40 maganac soldiers. In Episode 12, we find out that Heero is alive, even after he self-detonated. Trowa had saved Heero's life. In Episode 12, Trowa laughs for the first and only time in the entire Gundam Wing Anime. Wufei meets Sally Po in Episode 12. In Episode 13, Trowa puts on a performance at the circus for OZ soldiers using his Gundam HeavyArms. Trowa plans to self-detonate and kill himself after he finishes destroying the nearby OZ base. Catherine's tears stops Trowa from killing himself. In Episode 14, Heero is searching for the relatives of Marshall Noventa to apologize for accidentally killing the Marshall. He starts by finding the Marshall's granddaughter, Silvia Noventa. Zechs has been rebuilding Heero's Gundam (01). The Romefeller foundation orders Zechs to blow up the rebuilt Gundam 01, but what he blows up is only a dummy. Noin finds Heero and Trowa and Invites them to go with her to Antarctica where Zechs awaits with the rebuilt Gundam 01. In episode 15, Romefeller's inspector wasn't fooled by Zechs trick to blow up the dummy Gundam. He follows Noin, Trowa and Heero. However, Trowa destroys the instructor with Gundam HeavyArms using a very cool spinnning knife slash. Well, that's about all I can tell you. Enjoy watching it. I'd give any Gundam Wing stuff 20 stars anytime! :-)"
Only Operation 3? I Want Them All!!
Kevin M Butler Jr | Pittsburgh, PA USA | 09/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Some people can only watch the Gundam series on DVD or VHS, and are longing for the third DVD in the series, which covers episodes 11-15. After the devilishly evil way that the producers ended episode 10, the fate of the Gundam boys hangs in the balance. By the end of episode 15, more characters are added to the mix and the plot becomes even more complex. Character changes that were hinted at during the first ten episodes begin to take shape. What will happen to Heero? Is Wing Gundam gone forever? How will Zechs deal with his grief over the disgraceful actions taken by Lady Une? It's all too much to bear. Gundam Wing is lauded for its character development and plotline, and these five episodes are vital to those two components. Give me more Gundam!"