Dead Leaves DVD
About Dead Leaves DVD
From Production I.G and the animation director of FLCL comes Dead Leaves!
Pandy and Retro, two unlikely renegades, awaken naked on Earth with no recollection of their past. After embarking on a devastating crime spree for food, clothing and transportation in downtown Tokyo, they are captured by authorities and sent to the infamous lunar prison called Dead Leaves.
After a brief incarceration, they discover that the prison is really a top-secret cloning facility, occupied by villainous prison guards and deformed genetic experiments. High-speed frantic action combined with hyper-violent and semi-humorous chase scenes follow as the two decide to break out of the prison with the aid of their fellow mutant inmates.
Special Features: 16x9 anamorphic widescreen, English & Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, a documentary, movie premiere party, theatrical opening, video diaries with director and creative staff, photo gallery, original trailers, interactive game and previews.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English Subtitles.
- Publisher: MANGA
- Media: DVD
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
- Age Rating: 17+
- Run Time: 50
- Release Date: 9/28/2004
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
Finally, a great cast of English/American voice-actors that did good. The When you first thought Doggy Poo and Excel Saga were zainy ... comes in Dead Leaves. Lets just say Dead Leaves is a marvelous disaster and a catastrophic success, a pointless and immature journey, but still were loving every stupid bit.
The animation has both, Japanese and American styles. It carves out its own new path w/ its comic book style. And somehow it manages to be sexy, yet crazt with its style and bright colors.
English audio track actually did quite better than the Japanese cast. Though I would like to congradulate both casts. This English cast consists of ... Jaxon Lee, Amanda Winn Lee, Kerry Anderson, Chad Fifer, Jason Miller, Keith Burgess, and Douglas Rye. Pretty good, huh? Okay, some of you may not know these peeps.
Overall, this is worth its underdog story, yet has great action. If for now, your looking for a good time and not a deep involving story, check this out...its worht a rent. It has great extras icluding a Director's Commentary, Club Asia, Film Premiere Q&A, Truth or Doubt, Film Festival, Interview, Recording Session, and Trailers.
English Dub: B+
Story : D+
Animation : A
Art : A
DVD Extras: A
WOW weird -- is this really anime.
With designs looking like a combination between Ralph Bakshi cool world, liquid televison, and the comic book incarnation of Tank Girl, this is one strange ride. But with studios like Gainex and Production I.G. involved how can it not be good.
Only problem it is waaaay too short, I would love for this to be made into a TV series, I think it might be a little to viloent and sexy though to be seen except at maybe 1 in the morning.
FLCL of prison breakouts
Space prison break out with all other means of craziness. Having seen 2 other animes with similar plot i like this one the best, the others where too technical or spent too much time in the prison society.
Roller Coaster of WTF!?
I don't know why I bought this initially, but several years ago I ordered it and I have never regretted that decision. This movie is a roller coaster of flashy scenes and absurd dialogue and it was something I had to watch again immediately after seeing it the first time. This is a movie worth buying just for the art the voice acting, at any price. It's frequently on sale so there's not much reason to skip a purchase.
A "who knows what's going on" adventure
by Daniel -
I originally saw this movie around mid to late 2000s, and now having watched it again, it still holds up. The movie has a a very Studio Trigger and Panty and Stocking feel to it, probably because it’s directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare). It’s like all of his works put together with a more mature nature to it. The art style and animation are fluid and vibrant and the music fits the mood quite nicely. But I will say though that I would’ve liked the music volume to take it back a little cause some of the dialogue was hard to hear. It’s pretty much non-stop action, so you will most likely miss something if you look away for a second. But even with that, there’s gonna be something in the plot and backstory that might fly by, requiring another watch or some online reading. Overall, if you like Imaishi’s other works, there’s no doubt you will like this one as well. I know I did. 4.5/5 stars.