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Royal Space Force - Wings of Honneamise
Royal Space Force - Wings of Honneamise
Actors: Masahiro Anzai, Steve Blum, Ivan Buckley, Steve Bulen, Bryan Cranston
Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2000     2hr 1min

Many anime fans acclaim writer-director Hiroyuki Yamaga's Wings of Honneamise as a masterpiece, but general audiences may react less enthusiastically. Honneamise is a small country in a parallel world very similar to Ea...  more »


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Actors: Masahiro Anzai, Steve Blum, Ivan Buckley, Steve Bulen, Bryan Cranston
Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga
Creators: Hiroyuki Yamaga, Hiroaki Inoue, Hirohiko Suekichi, Shigeru Watanabe, Hiroshi ‘nogi, Kevin Seymour, Mary Mason
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Animation, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Manga Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen - Animated,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/28/2000
Original Release Date: 03/10/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 03/10/1995
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 2hr 1min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
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Movie Reviews

A disaster of a transfer
Bboy | CAMBRIDGE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE United Kingdom | 01/12/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The DVD release of this film had been delayed more times than i've had hot dinners, so i was with some some excitement that i finally layed my hands on a copy, esp. as i saw it was enhanced for widescreens TVs. OH DEAR. This is a disaster of a transfer, arguably the worst transfer of any anime disc ive yet seen (and thats a lot) On the plus side it does have a cool commentary track but surprisingly enough i don't buy a DVD to listen to, and this is like looking at the film through the bottom of a full beer glass, after having knocked back 10 pints already.This is what the net is all about, i waste my money so you don't have to. AVOID untill someone does justice to this film with a proper transfer."
One of the best animated films ever -- atrocious video quali
Eric J. Anderson | Ankeny, Iowa | 10/29/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I bought the 12" laserdisc release of this movie some years ago, and the colors are vivid, the edges are sharp, and I could find little to complain about except they messed up the subtitles in several spots -- they were actually missing in certain scenes.

But laserdisc is a dead format. Now comes the DVD, and they've ruined the movie. The colors are washed out. Edge enhancement is very prominent and annoying. If you are watching on a progressive monitor -- the deinterlacing is bad. The picture looks fuzzy, in spite of the edge enhancement.

I thought the Return of Sherlock Holmes DVD transfers were bad, but this is worse. Shame, shame on all who had a hand in releasing this DVD edition.

EDITED as of 11/09/2007: There is a new version, a new transfer of this movie, in a combination HD-DVD and standard DVD package. I believe there is a Blu-Ray version too, also containing a standard DVD in the package. They have fixed the video problems I complained about in the original DVD release. I'm glad they finally got the mastering right. It's a beautiful rendering of a beautiful film. Overpriced, though."
Exellent film but very bad DVD
Eric J. Anderson | 12/18/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

""This DVD is broke. I can live with the fact that Manga had a bad master, but the fact that this DVD was authored out-of-spec really bothers me. This is a VERY amateur mistake and can be relatively easily corrected. Let me say this a little more clearly -- "THIS DISC IS DEFECTIVE." It is just as defective as the missing subs in BGC or the out-of-phase audio problem with the Slayers box set. Sure, there are some setups out there that will mask the problem (ie: HDTVs won't introduce the ghosting issues because the image doesn't have to be resized) but the simple fact remains that this disc should probably be recalled, remastered and reissued."...."
Poor, no TERRIBLE DVD (ps. great film)
Eric J. Anderson | 12/16/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is another great film sent screaming completely down the drain hole thanks to the fellas (and lasses, of course) at Manga Entertainment. One would think that after their 'attempts' at encoding the two Patlabor movies, things would improve, but...*sigh*Unless you happen to have STATE-of-the-art video correction equipment (and even that won't help in most cases here), you're going to be left with picture compression artifacts and an awful lot of scan lines... I don't just refer to occasional compression blotches you see on most anime DVDs or artifacts you spot when viewing frame-by-frame BUT ENTIRE SEQUENCES where the animation is composed of just portions of shimmering scanlines. Just to round it off, the dreaded layer change is back(!).NOW, I know Manga is on less than a portion of the budget of major Hollywood studios and I can (almost) forgive the fact they haven't obtained the best source material (which, by the way, I think was from laserdisc. LD source! For a DVD!?), but these are problems which could have been fixed by L-O-O-K-I-N-G at the encoded footage before mastering. ARE THEY THAT BLIND THAT THEY CANNOT SEE THEIR MISTAKES (sorry, I'm venting my anger at Manga), especially giving the time they take to release their discs.This is most certainly the worst DVD to have come from Manga. Considering they have the rights to Evangelion Movie and X (two movies equally as excellent was WoH), I must say I'm not looking forward.FRANKLY, i'm annoyed (#*##@#* to be more accurate). DO NOT BUY this DVD and complain to Manga."