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Robotech #01 & 02: Macross Saga: Box Set #1 (1985)
Front Cover Actor
Mika Doi
Sh Hayami
Akira Kamiya
Michio Hazama
Arihiro Hase
Mari Iijima
Tsutomu Fujii
Osamu Ichikawa
Minoru Inaba
Noboru Ishiguro
Robotech-Macross Saga
Movie Details
Genre Anime
Director Noboru Ishiguro
Studio A.D. Vision
Language English
Audience Rating GA
Running Time 375 mins
Country USA
Color Color
This early anime series that helped introduce the genre to the United States in the mid-1980s is a curious hybrid. Harmony Gold bought the rights to the 36-episode Super Dimension Fortress: Macross, in which an alien invasion was held at bay by the voice of a girl pop star, but executives felt that American viewers wouldn't accept that plot. Producer-story editor Carl Macek intercut sequences from Macross with two similar-looking sci-fi series from Tatsunoko Studios, Genesis Climber Mospeada and Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross, creating a sprawling 85-episode space opera with a completely new story line. A gigantic spaceship crashes into the Earth in 1999; after 10 years of analysis and repairs, the Earth forces relaunch the gargantuan flying fortress--just as the 50-foot alien Zentraedi attack hoping to capture it--precipitating an interstellar war. In addition to two discs (12 episodes) of the Macross adventure, this first collection includes the first video release of Codename: Robotech. Made to promote interest in the series before its debut, Codename consists of the first 13 episodes recut as a feature. Captain Gloval's reminiscences about the characters' adventures ties together the rather choppy film. The supplemental disc also offers a commentary by Macek, describing the origins of the Robotech project and the making of the Codename feature; a portfolio of character model sheets; and selected scenes in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. A must-have for Robotech fans. Unrated; "contains mild animated violence." Suitable for ages 8 and up: violence is restricted to spaceship and robot battles. --Charles Solomon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 80
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
Product Details
Edition Special Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Layers Single side, Single layer
Release Date 6/19/2001
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 3