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Robotech Part 1 The Macross Saga Blu-ray

3 star rating out of 5
6 Reviews
SKU: 704400104848

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About Robotech Part 1 The Macross Saga Blu-ray

Robotech Part 1: The Macross Saga contains episodes 1-36 of the animated series directed by Robert Barron.

When an alien ship crashes in the South Pacific, humanity reverse-engineers its Robotechnology to build the warship SDF-1 and prepare for another assault. But the arrival of a new armada will kick off a generation-long war for both Earth and the cosmos!

Special Features: Macross Opening Animation vers. 1 and 2, Macross Closing Animation vers. 1 and 2, Southern Cross Opening and Closing Animations, Genesis Climber Mospeada Opening and Closing Animations, Robotech Opening and Closing Animations, Rare Promotional Reels, Macross Original Pilot, Macross Original Pilot - 70-Minute Extended Version, Macross Character Model Sheets, Macross Character Bios, Macross Mecha Model Sheets, Masters Characters, Masters Mecha, Masters Army Uniforms, Masters Backgrounds, Masters Early Pre-Production, New Generation Characters and Mecha.

Details

  • Publisher: FUNIMATION/CRUNCHYROLL
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Battles, Mecha
  • Age Rating: 7+
  • Run Time: 900
  • Year Created: 1985
  • Release Date: 9/28/2021
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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5 star rating out of 5

A worthy remaster for a cherished classic

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Good quality set of my childhood favorite. Unfortunately doesn't have the original openings or sound effects, but the more recent ones from the early 2000s DVD remasters. I like seeing Robotech finally come to blu ray all the same. Robotech is one of the greatest space saga stories, mixed with a relevant social narrative, very rich and in depth romance, and excellent character development. For 1984 certainly ahead of its time, and the story still shines above most today

2 star rating out of 5

Not Broadcast audio and vdeo.

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I have received the funinmation box set. For those old/older anime fans that watched Robotech when it originally aired 1985 the original opining/ closing credit's are not the ones on this set.

Instead of a montage of all three series it is the Macross opining minus the title and the sound effects are different, this is not news in and of itself since Harmony Gold "remastered" the series.

The video quality isn't bad it does have a lot grain as for special features they seem to be a selection of content from the ADV sets. I never picked up the legacy collection so I cant compare. What is odd is they do have a the broadcast opening and closing as one of the special features but minus the original broadcast audio. There is no Mospeada love live alive OVA which was present on the A&E 20 disc collection.

The reason I am posting this review is to inform the consumer. Hopefully this was helpful.

2 star rating out of 5

For a Remastered "Robotech"...it's really bad!

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Definitely not the same show I saw on TV, as it seems an audio mix of Carl Macek's version and the 'Protoculture Collection' to me. Expect new opening/closing songs which I disliked as well. Also disappointing that the ENG/DUB by ADV featuring Mari Ijima is missing, as it was Mari that started the 'singing idol' craze in Japan.

As one who has seen the Carl Macek "Robotech", the redubbed version by ADV, the Protoculture Collection, and own the AnimEigo "Super Dimension Fortress Macross", this so-called remastered version is a disappointment, as the 1080p / 4:3 format only enhances the errors and imperfections of the show to me. Looks so grainy, that my old DVD's from "SDFM" looks better than this!

Still, I suspect this will sell out, as the new generation of fans will desire to own the series that influenced the anime boom in North America. But this remaster needs to be remastered again in my opinion.

5 star rating out of 5

Robotech Remastered: Remastered

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I first saw Robotech watching the Protoculture Collection Uncut/Remastered DVDs, so unfortunately I can't speak to differences from the original broadcast version. Best as I can tell, this is Robotech as it was presented in that collection with a higher definition picture. If you have a problem with film grain, this release will absolutely drive you crazy, because this is the most grain I've seen in a release to date, and if you have a problem with the Robotech's use of Super Dimension Fortress Macross as a source, this is again a hard pass since it doesn't include the more accurate redub or a Japanese audio track.

All that said, I think this is a fantastic release for a fantastic series. The high grain is preferable to aggressive DNR smearing details, and I'm fond of the heavily localized but (mostly) plot-faithful dub. Robotech's Macross Saga was my gateway to mecha anime back in the mid-2000's, and it's wonderful to see that it holds up coming back to it now.

3 star rating out of 5

A Flawed Release

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It's a relatively acceptable HD version of a "Classic."

Pros: It's Robotech in HD, all the grain is still there, and it's encoded well enough

Cons: Some of the color balance has issues leading to parts of the show seemingly washed out, there are no commercial bumpers, and it's relatively untouched meaning there are some damaged frames every now and again.

Overall, it's fine, but not worth updating from either your "Legacy Collection" or "Protoculture Collection" DVDs, unless you really want that HD presentation

1 star rating out of 5

It Should Not Be Snowing All The Time!!!

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Robotech is one my favorite anime. However, I was TRUELY let down with this set. I was shocked at the horrible video quality. The grain is almost unbearable, especially in dark scenes, like in space, which is often. This grain is not in the original as this was a cel made anime. This was intentional by the remastering. (same as recent 4k UHD version of Top Gun) Artifacts and film noise are almost constantly there. Coloring is horrible - for example Captain Gloval's white hat should be uniformly white as it was made with one white paint, however you can see many colors - green, blue, red, yellow areas in it and they move. It looks like who "remastered" it upped the sharpness levels to max and introduced tons of issues. Jitter is bad too. Characters that shouldn't move jump 2 to 5 pixels each frame. Titles are blurry, especially each episode title. This is NO remaster. For a REAL remaster, please see Record of Lodoss War. That is how an HD remastering should be done.