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Escaflowne Movie DVD

Escaflowne Movie DVD

Escaflowne Movie DVD

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Hitomi Kanzaki is tired of life. Depressed and despondent, she wishes that she could just fade away, to make the pain of living stop hurting. Her pain resonates with another on the world of Gaea, and when her wish is granted, she finds herself in a strange land. She is greeted as the Wing Goddess, who possesses the power to summon the legendary Escaflowne. Hitomi's fate is intertwined with the brash young warrior king Van, who also feels that life has lost its meaning. Sworn to strike back at the Black Dragon Clan which destroyed his kingdom, he fights to exist. The arrival of the Wing Goddess marks the final turning in Van's battle, as she holds an entire world's destiny in her heart. By summoning Escaflowne, the Wing Goddess will choose that path of Gaea's future. But is her heart's desire salvation... or destruction?<UL><LI>Interactive Animated Menus<LI>Anamorphic Transfer<LI>Dolby DTS 5.1 Japanese Audio<LI>Dolby Digital 5.1 Japanese and English Audio<LI>Dolby Digital 5.1 Isolated Score track<LI>Realtime Storyboard Track<LI>English Subtitles</UL>

Product details
Adult All ages
Department video / DVD
Publisher Bandai entertainment
Series Vision of Escaflowne
Shop Manga & Anime
Spoken language English , Japanese
Primary language Japanese
Genre Fantasy , Adventure , Romance , Isekai (Other world)
Subtitle language English
DVD region 1
Product Code PRE-2002053585
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"Omgedraaide wereld." by Ralf van Veen (Nederland) on Sep 12, 2007

Ik moet om te beginnen even zeggen dat ik erg onder de indruk was van ESCAFLOWNE, de serie (dus niet de film) ...die krijgt van mij absoluut 5 sterren. Maar.........
als je de serie Escaflowne eerst gezien hebt dan is deze film wel een beetje een domper. Beetje boel. Het is namelijk een verkorte versie ervan. Ergens verbaasde dit mij nogal want de Japanse animestudio's maken nornaliter een serie en als soort van toegift/extra (of afsluiting van het verhaal) volgt er dan nog een film. Dat concept hebben de makers van Escaflowne dus helaas niet toegepast . En aangezien de serie nogal complex is... echt fantastisch in elkaar zit, kan zo'n korte versie dus eigenlijk niet anders dan tegenvallen. Een verhaal wat zoveel goede elementen bevat kan je gewoon niet goed navertellen als je bepaalde basisdelen weglaat. Ik begrijp trouwens ook het nut van zo'n film niet...het voegt niets toe, is niet vernieuwend, is enkel een afknapper voor de fans !!!
MAAR.....als je de serie NIET kent dan is ESCAFLOWNE the Movie denk ik echt te gek.
Het verhaal is dan spannend en de fantasy-sfeer en animaties zijn sowieso de moeite waard. En als de film je bevalt....dan heb je als bonus dus nog de complete serie van 26 afleveringne om van te smullen.
Het is een beetje een omgedraaide wereld.
Dus voor alle Escaflowne leken : Koop absoluut deze film......... (ook verkrijgbaar met NL-ondertiteling) en ga daarna nog eens helemaal uit je dak van de serie. Heel veel Plezier.

"Though a visual feast for the eyes, and a solid soundtrack for the ears, still lacking storywise." by Tri (Denmark) on May 7, 2004

The big problem with fantasy stories, is that they need to be very long in order to be good. You need to use time to establish the characters AND present a whole new world with rules of its own to the audience.The result is that the character development feels rushed and unconvincing and there are too many characters for you to really get to know any of them.
It's depressing how close to being really good this movie is. It's got great animation, gorgeous music, and an entirely serviceable, if compressed, plot. I'm not opposed to the reworking of Escaflowne at all, but at times the characters change their minds or do something unexpected on a total whim. Twenty more minutes or so of solid character development would have made this a more solid story. As it stands, it's a very good looking, great sounding medicore movie.
People will be noticing that a lot seems to be missing from the beautiful imagery in terms of actual story. The good news is newcomers to the series will be intrigued and seek out the TV series in an attempt to better understand what they just witnessed. The bad news is that many fans will go unsatisfied, as they would have been better served with a movie based around a new storyline. The movie, much like the series, leaves room for potential sequels, but only time will tell if the world of Escaflowne will be revisited.