A new remixed version of TRIGUN.
HeatherLR | Central New York | 09/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A new way to watch the animated series of Vash the Stampade wandering a desert planet as trouble comes after. Encountering the helpless, the cruel, the inhumane, the moral, the kind-hearted, the protective, and the insanely sadistic people of this western style world.
A set with fewer DVD's, and more episodes on Each disks. And really nice box covers.
There's some differences between the REMIX DVD's and the old Pioneer/GeneonSignature Series DVD's.
For those wondering, here's the episode containment for both versions:
[*with the volumes I own]
Orignal Pioneer/Geneon Signature Series of Trigun-
Volume 1: # 1-4*
Volume 2: # 5-7*
Volume 3: # 8-10*
Volume 4: # 11-13
Volume 5: # 14- 17
Volume 6: # 18-20
Volume 7: # 21-22
Volume 8: # 23-26*
REMIX Version of Trigun-
Volume 1: #1-5
Volume 2: #6-10
Volume 3: #11-14*
Volume 4: #15- 18*
Volume 5: #19-22*
Volume 6: #23-26
One big difference is the Sound. Here's the sound choices:
- English Dobly Digital 5.1
- Japanese Dobly Digital 5.1
-Japanese Dobly Digital 2.0
Similar sound options as some the other Geneon titles, with translation subtitles (of course).
But the Digital 5.1 is quite an experience if you have stereo on your TV/DVD player or two speakers on your computer. One scene, (for example on Remix Volume #5) in episode "OUT OF TIME," while he is on the flying ship, Vash has a conversation with Leonoff the Puppermastet though one of his puppets. As the PuppetMasterspeak through the tunnel-like walkway in the ship, his voice echos back and forth from the right and left speakers until he stops speaking during this scene.
At some moments, the voice actors are louder than the music (but you'll hear the music).
Another BIG difference is the OPENINGS.
Around 5-10 seconds of each opening is slightly different, showing a few short clips of the episode.
The Pioneer version of the Trigun DVD's used the opening from the first episode the entire series.
The openings on the Remix version are unedited in the original Japanese with removal sub-text.
The extras on the Remix DVD's are similar to the extras on the original Pioneer/Geneon Sig. Series DVD's. (EXCPET maybe the TV Spots...not sure though)
Volume 5 (REMIX) has character designs for the Gung-HoGuns/villains, Vash and Knives, and TV spots.
Minor problem(though not too important):
As for menus of the Remix DVD's I thought them to be weak and boring compared to the old menus. The menu set-up for the remix DVD is the same for the other Remix DVD's.
A couple of the wanted posters, pick an option and the camera turns to a few other posters. There's no pictures of the episodes in scene selection.
Where in the original DVD's the menus were vivid, creative, and unique (musically and visuals).
The video is more important though.
The covers for the REMIX DVD's are unique and REVERSIBLE (in color)!
Each back cover has two covers of the DVD covers of Trigun sold in Japan. (There were 13 in Japan, so one volume won't be on a back cover).
The box is clear, but I sometimes find it hard to remove the DVD.
If you were a fan who didn't buy the series yet, I would recommend the REMIX version.
If you already had the complete series (original Pioneer version), it may be cheaper to keep your old collection. But some people may want the great sound quality, etc from the REMIX DVD's.
Some viewers might want the limited edition with rare extras.
I'm glad to have this volume along with the other DVD's to complete my Trigun Series collection.
(Sorry this review was a little long)."