MD Geist (OAV)
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The word "geist" is a German word which means "ghost".
Central Park Media have only released the director's cut version on dvd. This is unfortunate for fans and animation purists since many of the original scenes have been reanimated or replaced. Currently the only way to see the original cut is to find the 1992 VHS release.
MD Geist was one of the first anime titles to break into the Billboard's Top 10 video charts in the US. This success paved the way for a director's cut and the funding of the unfinished sequel.
Although Hayato Ikeda was credited as director of this title, it was actually Koichi Ohata who did all of the directing. Because Ohata was 23 years old and inexperienced at the time, the producers brought in Ikeda for appearances.
According to the commentary on the DVD, the poor animation quality of the original cut was a result of mismanagement of the animation staff. Many of the animation errors were corrected when Central Park Media co-funded the Director's Cut edition.
The Director's Cut contains five minutes of footage originally not in the original version. Which were the Intro and the end sequences which formed a bridge to it's sequal.
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