Gatchaman Collector's Edition Box 1 DVD + Bonus DVD

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About Gatchaman Collector's Edition Box 1 DVD + Bonus DVD

Gatchaman Collector's Edition Box 1 contains volumes 1-2 and an extra bonus features disc.

In the 21st century, the evil organization Galactor has its sights set on global conquest. Their use of tyrannical terrorism and high-tech mayhem has the world in the clutches of fear! The only thing standing in the way of complete global dominance is the International Science Organization (ISO) and its chief scientist, Professor Kozaburou Nambu. Dr. Nambu's primary weapon in the fight for freedom is his top secret experiment: the five kids who make up the Science Ninja Team. Bird, go!

The original Japanese series Gatchaman inspired the creation and development of the hit animated American television series Battle of the Planets in the late 1970s and G-Force in the late 1980s.

Special Features: Clean Opening and Closing Animation, Episode Commentary, Gatchaman Karaoke, Ken (the Eagle) Profile, Character Sketches: Ken, Episode Sketches, Interviews with the English Staff and Cast, Audition Footage.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English Subtitles.


  • Publisher: SECTION23 FILMS
  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Powers
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 300
  • Release Date: 6/14/2005
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.6
  • Region Code: 1

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One of the originals


For anyone not familiar with Gatchaman, aka, Battle of the Planets in the U.S., this os one of the anime series that solidified the boom of Japanese animation here. Along with the Super Robots of Grandizer, Mazinger, Getter Robo, etc,and the Battleship Yamato, this is one of the all time legends.

It takes a little getting used to it if your not familiar with the 70's era, the clothes, the language and the fact that the characters are renditions of birds, however the mecha, the conflicts between the 5 teammates, the fighting, the dark and disturbing plot lines keep the show moving. This was very popularand still is, that's why a feature film is coming out in 2009.

The ADV sets are done extremely well. I have the, ahem, Asian version with subtitles. The transfer on that is a little dark and the transcoding for the subtitles is either way off, or there are none. ADV has done a great job with the subtitling and the new voice dubbing is also very good. They cleaned up the film as best anyone can with a series that's 30 years old, everything is bright and colorful and the sound is clear. The only thing I wish was done better was the commentary on the extra features. Most of the time we hear mundane chatter from the actors, one girl all she does is make one word comments and laughs. I would have liked to hear what steps they took to prepare for the scenes, etc.

Overall this is a great set and a must have.