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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Collector's Ultra Edition Blu-ray

3.5 star rating out of 5
12 Reviews
SKU: 742617206023

Retail Price: $299.99

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About Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Collector's Ultra Edition Blu-ray

A previous issue, where the broadcast masters for this release were used in error, has been resolved; all of our on hand inventory has been replaced and you will receive the updated home video version when you place your order.

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Collector's Ultra Edition contains episodes 1-48 of the HD TV (Remastered) and episodes 1-50 of the original SD TV series as well as 3 "Special Edition" Movie compilations directed by Mitsuo Fukuda.

The Ultra Edition Set also includes over 2 hours of video extras, an exclusive 118-page hardcover art book featuring: HD Art Galleries; SD Art Galleries; Data Archives on both the Characters and Mecha; Outroductions; a Gundam SEED Glossary; and a double-sided tear-out poster.

Episodes 1-50 of the Original series dub release and compilations will only be available as part of this Ultra Collection.

Year 70 of the Cosmic Era. The Coordinators, a group of genetically enhanced humans, have moved into colonies orbiting the Earth. But that hasn't quieted the tensions between them and regular humans; the conflict soon escalates into a full-scale war. On the neutral colony of Heliopolis, Kira Yamato, and his friends are going to school and just being kids. But when the ZAFT commando forces attack, Kira's life changes forever.

Left with no choice, he and Federation officer Murrue Ramius are thrown into battle in a prototype mobile weapon, which Kira christens "GUNDAM." Now, Kira must defend himself and his friends from his own people. For, unknown to anyone else, Kira is a Coordinator. And the enemy he faces on the battlefield is his childhood best friend, Athrun!

Special Features: Mecha Animation Director HD Comparisons, Six "In This Era" Video Featurettes, Director’s Concept Music Videos, Textless Openings, Textless Endings, Gundam SEED Character Theater Shorts, and Gundam SEED Epilogue - After Phase: In the Valley of Stars.

HD TV: 16:9, 1080p HD Native // SD TV: 4:3, 480i // Special Editions: 4:3, 480i

*A standard release is expected to be available in the future.

Details

  • Publisher: SUNRISE INC
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Battles, Mecha, Space
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Run Time: 2730
  • Year Created: 2002
  • Release Date: 12/1/2020
  • Dimensional Weight: 5
  • Region Code: A

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3 star rating out of 5

Not the best premium edition but not bad.

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I bought this to replace an older set &keep the original dub.
The set itself is nice, great artwork, nice box, like the clear o ring to cover it.
SD + movies is on 3 disc, which is a great space saver for the shelf.
HD artwork is really nice, like they skipped some of the recap stuff. Dub wasn't impressive though, imo. Voices seemed to lack emotional connection at times some dialog and phrases seemed out of place. Pronunciation of names is tough from Japanese to English, but from the old to new dub it drove me crazy. "New" scenes are mostly from the movies, a few weren't, ex; perfect strike. Was cool to see that.
If you want to update your old sets to new but want the old dub, buy this, you won't be able to after this set is gone. If your hesitant for the new dub, try it on funimation 1st. If you don't care about the dubs or just not old, wait for the regular release, save some money.
Not a bad set but a few extra physical perks would have made this more worth it I think.

3 star rating out of 5

Excited, then disappointed...

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I find that these days, even if there is nothing "wrong" with the way something was originally done, set up, or dubbed, there is this incessant "need" to change it. This "need" has been getting more and more in the way as of late, and it is sad in more than one way.

This is an excellent series, where one of the few times Dubs have ever been on point where it was no where near a disappointment, until 2020... This new re-dubbing is atrocious, where it feels more like improvised ad-lib than dubbing.

I love the box art for this product, the artbook is also great. The available "Original" is wonderful to have, sad that I feel the need to rip the old audio to re-time and encode over the HD Remake video. You should never have to feel that way about the remake of a great product.

5 star rating out of 5

My first anime is watchable again!

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So, my five-star review is completely sentiment-based. I'm not a fan of the redub.
But, my old DVD copy was nearly impossible to watch at this point. The animation really showed its age on newer TVs. Finding this changed that. I can enjoy my old friend again with this Blu Ray.
I can't begin to describe the excitement I felt when I found this. Gundam Seed isn't the best anime out there, not even in my top twenty, but it holds a special place for me. This was the anime that got me into anime, the show that made me think "this is different than anything that I normally watch, I want to find more".

4 star rating out of 5

almost a coordinator

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The box set is big, but well designed, though it feels like there is a lot of empty space in it. would have loved to have a plush haro or soundtrack. just seems like a missed opportunity.

the new dub took some time to get used to, lines I expected to hear were redone, and I'm not a fan of that, but I am more than happy with the original dub coming with it. I will admit that all future viewings will be the original.

overall it's good, but it just feels like it's missing something.

1 star rating out of 5

Terrible new English dub

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I want to love this set and I am happy to have the old version on Blu Ray; however, the new English dub is awful. The voices lack the emotion and depth from the original. I just cannot want the high res version. The new voice cast is just that bad.

3 star rating out of 5

Gundam Seed/Destiny past and future.

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This set I'm personally happy it's exists but feels lack luster for an ultimate edition of Gundam Seed series. Features are mixed that are included. I'd rather hope for some type of 1 plush merchandise included or also as other fans pointed a soundtrack.

Picture quality for the original series on SD Blu-ray was done well for the production team. That includes the voice cast English dub from Bandai USA while they're were operating.
As for the HD Remaster of Gundam seed/Destiny visually stunning only minor scenes changed. Bits used from the compressed version of the series into a movie. As for the new English dub voice cast I'm personally conflicted. Although I do understand if you were new to the series to get the used to the new revised dub. But alas seems that there's no feeling and they only got new actors to fill in the spots at short notice. Some of the dialogue seems very limited in emotionless not really much effort or feeling put in by the guidance of the ADR director

5 star rating out of 5

The Ultimate Gundam Seed Collection

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Ah, the Gundam Seed Series the one anime that made me return into an anime otaku ones again after turning to a normie. As someone who watch anime for more than 20 years this was my first bought blu-ray anime.

Gotta say I love the packaging, the contents and the remastered. As for the new dub, I find it good contrary to what other said, yes you'll notice the difference but it still does fit. If someone being oblivious to this issue watches the new dub before the original dub, I can guarantee they would find it good and become their initial dub standard for this anime since they still have no other dub standard and fans opinions to compare it from.

Please don't get me wrong I also love the original english dub but this one has also done a good job in my opinion. If your someone who's not affected by nostalgia or open for change you'll find the new dub good or as good as the original.

Overall I love this ultra collection and can't wait for the Gundam Seed Destiny to be release.

3 star rating out of 5

Beautiful Presentation (but wish there was more)

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The overall presentation is outstanding. There is a slip on plastic cover and the box has Kira on one side and Athrun on the other. Once you open it, you get three blu rays (original standard version and the remastered split into two blu rays) and a full size art book. The beginning of the book has full size 8.5 x 11 prints of the characters (primarily the main cast and Gundams) in the most iconic poses from the show. The latter half of the book has character bios, sketches of characters in different outfits, and even timelines of the release dates for the standard vs the remastered versions. Simply put, the book is beautiful to behold.

The problem is that is all you get with this version. The other ultra collector’s editions (G Gundam, 00 Gundam, Gundam Wing) have a bunch of unique extras goodies. This one has none of that. I think this is a big missed opportunity, especially since this show has so many memorable characters and icons.

3 star rating out of 5

A Flawed Remaster

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The set itself is well made from the cases to the artwork I give full marks across the board. The discs for the most part worked perfectly the only issue I encountered was some audio sync issues with the HD sets. My biggest complaint is the new English dub for the HD sets. They're subjectively inferior to the original audio in the broadcast set and I would really prefer an option to watch the HD sets with the original audio. I can't call this set the Definitive Edition of the series especially with the asking price. I still recommend this blu-ray set if you're a Gundam Seed fan as it does include the original audio in the third set which will not be available in other releases unfortunately. If you're still unsure then I recommend trying to hunt down the original DVDs if you can or watch the HD remaster with subtitles on Hulu or YouTube.

4 star rating out of 5

New dub not as bad as people are saying

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I gave this collector's edition 4 stars because I felt there could have been more physical goodies besides the art book. Just feels like there could have been more in the set for the price point.

Now let's talk about that new dub. A lot of people have been giving it bad reviews and I understand why. Ocean did a very good job with the Gundam shows they dubbed, and people have an attachment to that cast. However, I watched the first 10 episodes of this set and found the new dub captures the essence of the SEED story very well. Some new casting choices are not as good a fit for the characters, but they don't stand out as bad casting either. It's just different, like when a new actor plays Batman or Spider-Man in a movie. There are good and bad things about each performance, but it's the story and the characters that really matter. Give it a chance. It's not as bad as the reviews say.

2 star rating out of 5

HORRIBLE REDUB

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I was over the moon to see this collection when it was initially announced and promptly jumped on the preorder. As a LONG time SEED fan, I couldn’t wait to rewatch the series in HD..then they announced that they would be redubbing it. Okay, sure.. I’ll give it a chance….WELLLLLL
I’m not exaggerating when I say I actually lost sleep over how absolutely ATROCIOUS this redub is. From emotionless/robotic dialogue, to the horrible mispronunciation of names. They also changed many parts of the original script??!!! Why?!!! Its honestly a giant middle finger to SEED fans.
Please get a better voice cast. Please hire someone who can actually do justice to Lacus Clyne (or hire Chantal Strand), and for the love of god, STOP MISPRONOUNCING THE NAMES AND LEAVE THE SCRIPT ALONE.
2 stars because the box art and book was nice, and at least they have the Ocean version available in the set as well.

5 star rating out of 5

This is a great collectors edition

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This anime is one of my favorite amines the collector edition comes with a lot of great collectibles I enjoyed the art book and the other stuff inside this edition