Manufacturer: NEW VIDEO GROUP Brand: CINEDIGM - UNI DIST CORP
From the creators of smash hit Red vs. Blue comes RWBY, a visually-stunning and hotly anticipated new anime series. A young hero, an exalted heiress, a troubled rogue, and a party girlâ€¦ These are the four members of RWBY, a team brought together and trained for the sole purpose of combating the rampant evils that plague the fantastic world of Remnant. RWBY (2013) is an anime-styled American web series from Rooster Teeth Studio; its title comes from the initials of the four main characters: Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang. Ruby Rose is an eager, weapon-wielding 15-year-old who's about to enter the Beacon Academy to train to become a huntress, a warrior who fights the evils that plague the world of Remnant. She's put on a team with three other standard-issue young women: spoiled, self-assured Weiss Schnee; intellectual Blake Belladonna, who hides a dark past; and enthusiastic, supportive Yang Xiao Long. The uneasy quartet and their friends from other teams are soon training to handle weapons, carry out missions, slay monsters, and function as a team. As RWBY was created for the web on an obviously limited budget, the animation and designs are minimal at best. Secondary characters appear as black silhouettes and important actions often take place off camera or behind a screen of dust. The episodes only last 16 minutes, including the opening and closing titles, which may be a more awkward length to direct than the standard half-hour. Sometimes too much action is crowded into too short a space; other episodes end before the story reaches a satisfactory conclusion. But the biggest problem with RWBY isn't the minimal animation or erratic storytelling, but an utter lack of originality. Although director-cowriter Monty Oum begins his commentary talking about "stories I always wanted to tell," he and cowriters Miles Luna and Kerry Shawcross borrow pretty much everything from various anime shojo adventures, boarding school training series, and adventure quests, including Naruto and Fairy Tail. Like Avatar: The Last Airbender, RWBY was created by American artists trying to capture the excitement and appeal of Japanese animation--but with notably less success. (Not rated; suitable for ages 10 and older: cartoon violence, violence against women, tobacco use) --Charles Solomon
Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Manufacturer: Funimation Brand: FUNIMATION-UNI DIST CORP Model: 28935078
Neo-Tokyo is about to E X P L O D E! Akira isnâ€™t just a movie â€“ itâ€™s the genesis of a genre. Katsuhiro Otomoâ€™s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of Japanese animation and forced the world to look into the future. Akiraâ€™s arrival shattered traditional thinking, creating space for movies like the The Matrix to be dreamed into brutal reality. Without Kaneda and Tetsuo, without espers and psionic assassins, without that badass motorcycle â€“ our world would be a far less exciting place to exist. But the manga became the movie and the movie became a phenomenon and the world took notice. Now, Akira is everywhere. If you canâ€™t see it in the streets â€“ if you canâ€™t feel it crawling around inside your brain â€“ then you have yet to be initiated. What. Are. You. Waiting. For? â€¢ Listen How You Want: The 25th Anniversary release of Akira features both English dubs that have occurred since 1988, letting you choose the track thatâ€™s best for you. â€¢ An Audiophiles Dream: Includes the â€œHypersonicâ€ 24-Bit, 192kHz Dolby TrueHD remaster of the original Japanese audio track. â€¢ Exploding with Extras: Packed with over 120 minutes of on-disc extra features; including the â€œRestoring Akiraâ€ documentary and original storyboards for the anime.
Wolf Children (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Manufacturer: Funimation Brand: FUNIMATION PROD INC Model: 28446677
Experience the latest masterpiece from the internationally-acclaimed, award-winning director of Summer Wars.Hana was a student before she was a mother. She was bright and pretty, and her future held endless possibilities. Then she met a man, who turned out to be a wolf, and together they built a family.Hana loved her mate fiercely, but fate took him from her, leaving her alone with two unusual kids she didnâ€™t know how to raise. Frightened of being discovered, Hana and her wolf children fled to the countryside to build a new life. Raising her little wild things was an adventure. It left Hana bruised, scratched, exhausted, and joyously overwhelmed as her pups grew stronger and wandered further every day. This is a motherâ€™s journey. Teach your children to chase their dreams â€“ and smile through the tears as they disappear into the world in search of who they will become. Hana wasnâ€™t always a mother, but it was always what she was meant to be.
Dragon Ball Z: Season 1 [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Funimation Brand: Funimation Model: 28442941
The Saiyans are coming! These ruthless, intergalactic villains carved a path of destruction across the galaxy, and now they're headed for Earth! The evil Saiyan warlord Vegeta will not rest until he's seized the wish-granting powers of the Dragon Balls for himself! Goku vs. Vegeta! The battle of all battles begins now!Make room on your shelves because the Dragon Ball Z Season Sets are finally on Blu-ray! We embarked on a frame-by-frame restoration process to remove any blemishes, tape marks, and foreign bodies that might have tarnished your viewing experience. All three audio tracks have been re-mastered in the interest of noise reduction and superior sound quality. The bolder, more vibrant color of this ultimate Dragon Ball Z release closely mirrors the visual aesthetics of today's entertainment. Lastly, we undertook a precise shot-by-shot reframing of the entire series to create a modern HD widescreen presentation of this legendary fan favorite! It's time to experience Dragon Ball Z like you've never experienced it before!
Attack on Titan, Part 1 (Blu-ray / DVD Combo)
Manufacturer: Funimation Brand: FUNIMATION-UNI DIST CORP Model: 28650803
When the man-eating giants called Titans first appeared, humans retreated behind massive walls. After a hundred years of safety, a colossal-sized Titan smashes through the defenses, unleashing a flood of giants and carnage in the streets. Eren Jaeger watches helplessly as one of the creatures devours his mother.He vows to kill every Titan walking the earth.Eren and his surviving friends enlist to fight against the insatiable monsters. The future looks bleak, but there s more to Eren than meets the eye: he may be humanity s last hope against extinction. From the director of Death Note and High School of the Dead comes the series Anime News Network calls an intense, visceral, and graphic thrill ride. The Titans have come to feast. Anything can happen. No one is safe.
Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo
Manufacturer: Funimation Brand: FUNIMATION-UNI DIST CORP Model: 34977666
Fourteen years after third impact, Shinji Ikari awakens to a world he does not remember. He hasn't aged. Much of Earth is laid in ruins, Nerv has been dismantled, and people who he once protected have turned against him. Befriending the enigmatic Kaworu Nagisa, Shinji continues the fight against the angels and realizes the fighting is far from over, even when it could be against his former allies. The characters' struggles continue amid the battles against the angels and each other, spiraling down to what could inevitably be the end of the world Includes a limited edition 54 page art book.
Dragon Ball Z: Season 3 [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Funimation Brand: Funimation Model: 29279659
All seven Namekian Dragon Balls have been assembled, and the dragon Porunga has been summoned! Goku and his loyal friends must stop Frieza from making his wish for immortality. To defeat this monstrous foe â€“ a Super Saiyan must emerge!For the first time ever, the Dragon Ball Z season sets are available on Blu-ray! This epic collection presents episodes 75 - 107 of the legendary series in remastered, high definition quality and 16:9 aspect ratio using frame by frame, pan and scran technology. An elite team of Capsule Corp. scientists worked around the clock to put the greatest anime in history on the cutting edge of modern technology. You may think youâ€™ve seen all there is to see in the DBZ universe, but youâ€™re wrong. Take home this thirty-five episode collection today, and fire your next Kamehameha in the brilliance of Blu-ray!
Deadman Wonderland: Complete Series Classic (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Manufacturer: Funimation Brand: FUNIMATION-UNI DIST CORP Model: 28935032
Death is the main attraction in Deadman Wonderland, from the studio that brought you Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy. Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. Heâ€™s framed for the carnage, sentenced to die, and locked away in the most twisted prison ever built: Deadman Wonderland. And then it gets worse. At Deadman Wonderland, convicts are forced into brutal deathmatches for the amusement of the masses, the cheers of the crowd drowning out the screams of the dismembered. Even when Ganta befriends Shiro, an unusual female inmate, his dark fate crushes all hope â€“ until he discovers the strange ability to wield his spilled blood as a weapon. Ganta learns his new skill might be related to the murderous man in red and uncovers disturbing secrets that could expose those who stole his freedom. Heâ€™s determined to see justice served â€“ but first heâ€™ll have to fight for his life in a prison that holds a million ways to die.
Bob's Burgers: Season 3
Manufacturer: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Brand: Fox
The animated comedy Bob's Burgers returns for a third season. The series follows the ups and downs of Bob (H. Jon Benjamin), who run's Bob's Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids. Bob has big ideas about burgers, but his family falls short on service and sophistication. Despite the greasy counters, lousy location and dearth of customers, Bob and his family are determined to make ever "Grand Re-Re-Re-Opening" a success.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.This product is expected to play back in DVD Video "play only" devices, and may not play in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives.
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