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Old 08-24-04, 04:14 PM
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Steamboy DVD?

Any news on a release date or anything?

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Old 08-24-04, 10:25 PM
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The movie is still at the theaters at Japan.No news yet!
Old 08-24-04, 10:41 PM
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A short promo disc is available in Japan right now
Called Steamboy: Starter Kit


The disc itself has some trailers,
a short making of, etc which you can rent free in Japan from video stores.
The Starter kit, if you buy it comes with a T-shirt, stickers, and a few additional things.

No word on a date for the movie itself
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I had no idea it was still in theaters in Japan. It looks absolutely amazing!
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Disappointing film. Nice graphics, but a very generic story and rather tedious characters (especially Scarlette) I'd give it a generous 6/10.
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Originally posted by Grimfarrow
Disappointing film. Nice graphics, but a very generic story and rather tedious characters (especially Scarlette) I'd give it a generous 6/10.
Really... What made it so dissapointing? (aside from the points you stated in your post.)
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Wow, it's been getting mostly stellar reviews. Comparing it to the likes of Miyazaki even.
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Don't listen to Grim - he hates everything that isn't a deeply thoughtful (or a slowly plodding) meditation on existence.
Old 08-26-04, 10:09 PM
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Hey - I resemble that criticism!

And where has it gotten "stellar" reviews? It was one of the biggest flops ever in Japanese history. After all, it is the most expensive anime ever, yet it opened at a pitiful #4 in the Japanese Box Office, behind POCKET MONSTER 2004 (ouch!) So far it is at #9, having earned a mere US$9million, not even close to half of the budget....

I watched the film on a screener DVD with fuzzy sound and that annoying "THIS IS A SCREENER" words popping up once in a while - very annoying. Maybe that's also why I enjoyed it less than I should have. The screener is legit, BTW - my boyfriend works for a cartoon subsidiary.
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Originally posted by slop101
Don't listen to Grim - he hates everything that isn't a deeply thoughtful (or a slowly plodding) meditation on existence.

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