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NEWS: Sentai Filmworks Licenses Venus Wars Anime for Home Video, Digital Release




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fuuma_monou



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:17 am Reply with quote
Is this the first time that an anime license-rescued by Discotek got license-rescued by some one else?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:09 am Reply with quote
fuuma_monou wrote:
Is this the first time that an anime license-rescued by Discotek got license-rescued by some one else?


Second, Sentai announced Locke the Superman back in August after that horrendous online panel they had was over and then a day later, announced it as subtitled only so it's missing the old Omni dub that was included in the Discotek DVD and I imagine Venus Wars will be missing the Manga UK dub.

Both films were picked up from the same Japanese licensor so this is not as surprising as Locke was, especially with Discotek's licenses for both going OOP a year or two ago.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:48 am Reply with quote
NJ_ wrote:
Second, Sentai announced Locke the Superman back in August after that horrendous online panel they had was over and then a day later, announced it as subtitled only so it's missing the old Omni dub that was included in the Discotek DVD and I imagine Venus Wars will be missing the Manga UK dub.
Oh really, does that mean there might be a re-dub then like with Vampire Hunter D or was that a special exception. It would be great if Matt Greenfield was ADR director for it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:10 am Reply with quote
Ah, Venus Wars, what a hot mess of a movie. Spectacularly good-looking, but with flat characters and a lopsided narrative. I have a certain amount of nostalgia for it, as dumb as it is.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:21 pm Reply with quote
NJ_ wrote:
fuuma_monou wrote:
Is this the first time that an anime license-rescued by Discotek got license-rescued by some one else?


Second, Sentai announced Locke the Superman back in August after that horrendous online panel they had was over and then a day later, announced it as subtitled only so it's missing the old Omni dub that was included in the Discotek DVD and I imagine Venus Wars will be missing the Manga UK dub.

Both films were picked up from the same Japanese licensor so this is not as surprising as Locke was, especially with Discotek's licenses for both going OOP a year or two ago.

If they cut the Manga UK dub it's not gonna be worth it for me. Stupid decision imo
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:32 pm Reply with quote
Wasn't Venus Wars the one that had some scenes where they had cel animation on top of live action scenery footage or something like that?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:31 pm Reply with quote
I don't know about The Venus Wars, but a movie called "Twilight of the Cockroaches" has live-action parts. Is that what you were thinking of?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:07 am Reply with quote
Northlander wrote:
Wasn't Venus Wars the one that had some scenes where they had cel animation on top of live action scenery footage or something like that?


Yeah, there was a scene like that.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:57 pm Reply with quote
I might rebuy if they use the JP BD master.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:32 pm Reply with quote
TheHTRO wrote:
I don't know about The Venus Wars, but a movie called "Twilight of the Cockroaches" has live-action parts. Is that what you were thinking of?

No, but Penguintruth confirmed my suspicions. I haven't watched Venus Wars since my only option was VHS, so... yeah. I just remember there being a scene where they kept riding vehicles of sorts, and the whole thing was layered over some fuzzy live action video. And I say fuzzy by SD standards, because that was all we had back in the day.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:40 pm Reply with quote
ZeetherKID77 wrote:
If they cut the Manga UK dub it's not gonna be worth it for me. Stupid decision imo


And confirmed

https://twitter.com/zoid9000/status/1329473012232548357
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:06 pm Reply with quote
Northlander wrote:
No, but Penguintruth confirmed my suspicions. I haven't watched Venus Wars since my only option was VHS, so... yeah. I just remember there being a scene where they kept riding vehicles of sorts, and the whole thing was layered over some fuzzy live action video. And I say fuzzy by SD standards, because that was all we had back in the day.

Yeah, the infamous scene which pulled that stunt was a desert chase/combat scene. Otherwise the move has solid animation and some great vehicle designs.
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MarshalBanana



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:26 am Reply with quote
I know some people will lament the lack of inclusion of the Manga UK dub. But look on the bright side, now you don't have to hear people from London speak with random American accents until half way through a speech when they slip back into an English accent. And if you can wait long enough, at some point the license will expire and someone will/may pick it up with both dubs like they did with Akria.
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