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Memories Blu-ray

5 star rating out of 5
4 Reviews
SKU: 875707019828

Retail Price: $29.95

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About Memories Blu-ray

Memories is an anime film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo and features 3 short stories.

FROM THE CREATOR OF “AKIRA” COMES THREE UNFORGETTABLE ANIMATED TALES

FEATURING A BRAND NEW ENGLISH DUB!

Episode 1: Magnetic Rose
Alone on a mysterious ship in deepest space, she waits. Once a beloved diva, she is now nothing more than memories. And for unsuspecting travelers that respond to her beacon, she will be their undoing.

Episode 2: Stink Bomb
A junior scientist gets the flu, and decides to try out some newly developed pills. But he takes the wrong ones, turning him into a walking, talking, and exceptionally clueless weapon of mass destruction.

Episode 3: Cannon Fodder
A day in the life of a small family in a big city. In this city, there is only war. There are no dreams, there is only labor. And there is no god, only a gigantic cannon.

Special Features: Newly Revised Translation, MEMORIES Special Preview Video, Trailers, Art Gallery, Interviews, Translation & Liner Notes, “Cannon Fodder” Animated Storyboards, About the Restoration, Behind-the-Scenes, Magnetic Rose English Dub Outtakes

Details

  • Publisher: DISCOTEK
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 115
  • Year Created: 1995
  • Release Date: 6/29/2021
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

This is How It's Done

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What an absolute treat to finally have it this on blu-ray. I can't imagine it ever looking any better (incidentally, there's a short but informative feature on the restoration process). The 5.1 mix was quite impressive as well with perfectly timed subtitles.

It's clear that they put a lot of thought and work into this release. I had no issues with the disc and the reversible cover was a nice touch. Well done, Discotek.

5 star rating out of 5

Absolutely worth the purchase for Otomo and anime history fans.

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I highly recommend the Memories Blu Ray! If you are a fan of Katsuhiro Otomo, his work in manga and anime, then this is an extra special offering as the restoration of the original anime is brilliant, the sound is excellent and even the dubs are of quality. This is early work historically speaking in relation to anime and pre and post Akira and the restoration really makes this a special occasion.

5 star rating out of 5

Back and Better Than Ever

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If you're unfamiliar with Memories it's a series of three short films by what now are anime legends. The first short, Magnetic Rose, was written by Satoshi Kon before his directorial debut. The second short, Stink Bomb, is from the director of Wolf's Rain. The third short is an impressive one shot short film called Cannon Fodder written and directed by Otomo. All are quite entertaining.

However, the show was stolen by Discotek media, the company that remastered this film. The restoration is nothing short of breathtaking and they even went out of their way to record and write a new English dub for the movie. Beyond that the extras are quite robust. There is a making of the dub, a restoration commentary and you can even watch the whole original movie, un-restored, if you choose to. Diskotek went above and beyond what is expected and delivered an extraordinary re-release. There's never been a better time to check out Memories.

5 star rating out of 5

Magnetic Rose is a masterpiece - don't skip this!

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I ordered this based on the prestige of the first "episode", Magnetic Rose. Written by Satoshi Kon with a score by Yoko Kanno? YES, sign me up! Gorgeous hand drawn animation, haunting art design, and a horrifying mystery brewing in the heart of a forgotten spaceship. This is a recipe for success, which is fully realized in only ~45 minutes.
The other shorts here, Stink Bomb (a black comedy depicting the outbreak of an unusual bioweapon) and Cannon Fodder (a bleak look into a dystopian world obsessed with war) are standouts as well in their own rights, but pale in comparison to the opening act. I couldn't help but think re-ordering the shorts to put Magnetic Rose as the finale would have been more fitting. I suppose we have the power to do that on our own now.
Discotek has done a fabulous job remastering the original source material, even providing an excellent new dub for all three shorts. With a slew of new bonuses added for good measure, this is a steal for the low cost of entry.