Vampire Hunter D OVA Blu-ray

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Details

  • Publisher: SENTAI FILMWORKS
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Horror
  • Themes: Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 17+
  • Run Time: 80
  • Release Date: 8/25/2015
  • Weight: 0.33

Ratings & Reviews

5 reviews

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A fan favorite given a fresh new coat of paint… er, blood.

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Anyone expecting VAMPIRE HUNTER D to feature anything in the way of flashy visuals need be warned: this is a low-budget Japanese animated feature, with stilted animation that can make the film feel dated, a feeling extended even to its sometimes synthy sounding soundtrack. Faults aside, it still delivers some entertainment value for viewers willing to overlook such technical shortcomings. There's an interest and intrigue to this tale of a mysterious "vampire hunter" who comes to the aid of an unfortunate girl who is attacked by a "noble," particularly in the mystery of wondering who this man really is. It's violent and not for squeamish viewers, but it still has some interest. Sentai's presentation of the movie is extremely well done; the movie has never looked better on BD, and their new dub is a big improvement over the cheesy and dated Streamline version, with David Wald in particular turning in an impressively charismatic and sinister performance as the evil Count Lee.

One of my favorite anime movies of all time

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Sentai Filmworks did an incredible job with their HD remaster of the 1985 film. Visually the colors of the film are wonderful, even to notice little differences that weren't noticeable in previous home releases of this film. This release has a brand new English dub. The overall voice acting talent is ok, especially the improved talent for some of the smaller characters in the film, but the voice actors for Doris, D and Magnus Lee aren't as good as the original voice actors. The new dub does follow closer to the Japanese film, for example Magnus Lee doesn't speak in the beginning as he does in the original English dub. So if you were hoping for a new HD remaster with the original English dub, this is not it, but you may enjoy the new English dub. Although, maybe Sentai had no choice, but to make a new dub due to the process of making this new remaster. On the other hand if you only care to watch it in Japanese, definitely buy this.

The classic reborn in HD. . . sorta

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I jumped on this when I saw it was coming out on blu-ray. I have an old DVD copy of the film so I was really excited at the idea of watching Vampire Hunter D in HD. I can say that the picture is definitely remastered and the audio is fantastic considering the original film came out 30 years ago. I guess I was expecting an HD picture is all. For any who may have the same expectation, know that the film is 4x3 Pan&Scan, so you will have black bars on the side of your picture. That is the only reason this does not get 5 stars. This is otherwise great whether you watch in English or Japanese (and I do not usually like dubs). Highly recommended to any and all anime fans!

Vampire Hunter D OVA

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I like it a lot but the new dub was a little bit uncomfortable , not a deal breaker although and video is relay top notch . Glade to have it in my collection and it will get multiple viewings along the years .

Fantastic movie-better than the old DVD copy hands down!

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The fresh dub from the old DVD was very nice. The feel of the movie menu was good and easy to use. As far as the imagery, its even better than when I saw it on an animation station on TV over 23 years ago. The functionality was top class and it was a blast to watch it. A wonderful trip down memory lane. The brooding hero standing for humanity while not being fully human, the maiden wishing to fight the darkness while unable to fight it on equal terms, and the arrogant old Vampire seeking the girl and mocking others as an aristocrat claiming noble ideals the Ancestor set down though it's his twisted slant on them. High Noon scenario among the children of the night...only this time the good guy is dressed in black. After all, he's evil's undertaker!