Unico Double Feature Blu-ray
About Unico Double Feature Blu-ray
This Unico double feature set contains The Fantastic Adventures of Unico and Unico in the Island of Magic.
The Fantastic Adventures of Unico
Unico the Unicorn has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. Whether it's because of his personality or the powers of his horn, no one knows. However, the gods become jealous of Unico, thinking that only they should be able to decide or allow people to be happy.
Unico is banished to the Hill of Oblivion, and the West Wind is ordered to take him there. She can't stand giving this fate to Unico, so Unico's adventures begin, as the West Wind takes him from one place and time to the next, in a never-ending journey to escape the wrath of the gods.
Unico in the Island of Magic
Unico the unicorn has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. In this adventure, Unico finds himself with a new friend, a young girl named Cherry. However, Cherry's long-lost older brother Toby has finally come home, and is now a misguided apprentice to an insane (and not human) magician named Kuruku.
When Cherry's parents get turned into weird, almost zombie-like dolls called living puppets, she and Unico start a quest to the very ends of the earth to get her parents and brother back before Kuruku takes over the world.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
- Publisher: EASTERN STAR
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Fantasy
- Themes: Adventure, Supernatural
- Age Rating: ALL
- Run Time: 180
- Release Date: 1/14/2014
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
All the Unico, all on one disc!
by CJ Thom -
One of the best things about this set is that all of Unico is available on the same blu ray disc! This includes the two movies and the shorter pilot movie.
I personally enjoyed the Island of Magic movie the most, which is a bit like watching a fever dream I suppose. Its production values and creative visuals definitely make this one worth watching. The other two Unico pieces on the set aren't quite as interesting, they're based on some of the lesser stories from the manga (in my opinion). Island of Magic is an original story and I would call it the main reason to enjoy this set.
Tezuka and Sanrio Collide!
Based on the manga by the "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka, Unico is revolves around a young unicorn named Unico, cast out of Heaven for having the power to make people happy by jealous gods. Torn from his family, Unico instead mingles with many other creatures including magicians, cats that turn into girls, mischievous demons, and other odd creatures, touching each one with the power of his love.
In true Tezuka fashion, the story doesn't shy away from some pretty disturbing imagery, including one of the main baddies being straight up impaled (yikes). The second movie in particular is the strangest of the two, but still visually and conceptually interesting. While clearly meant for children, Unico (both the movies and the manga) has a timeless appeal which proves entertaining to all ages. Beautifully animated and touching, these movies are not to be missed.
verdict: buy it
This movie is an example of WHY people like Discotek!
by GEORGE C
This is the sort of license-rescue Discotek is known for- In other words, they bring back to market those old titles a lot of us were familiar from childhood or things that OUGHT to be in your "must see" anime collection. Pretty sure I saw the first Unico film on Disney Channel in the 1980s. Made a pleasant impression on me that held up when I finally saw it again 30+ years later!
I'd argue Unico belongs on that list. Yes, on the surface it looks like a "kids movie" but there's more to it just like a Ghibli or an early Disney feature. There are life lessons to learn but the animation also is lush and the character designs are timeless. They just don't make films like this anymore!
This release is a first for NA. It has the Japanese dialogue and is uncut with the Unico pilot film.
Seconding all recommendations.