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Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey (BD) [Blu-ray]
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For three years, Guts believed his mission was to pursue Griffith's dream together with him. But in order to become Griffith's equal and truly be called his friend, Guts realizes he will have to leave the Band of the Hawk. At the same time, a bloody battle to capture the impenetrable Fortress of Doldrey from the Empire of Chuder is about to begin. The Band of the Hawk will face an army 30,000 strong!]]>
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A lot of people's biggest complaint about the first Golden Age movie was the cheesy CGI that would crop up now and again. I am very pleased to be able to say that this movie definitely cleaned this up a lot. This installment is a big visual improvement over the first. Not that the first had much room for improvement, it was beautiful movie, but here they were able to clean up some of the previously mentioned problems with the animation.
While the first movie was about the beginnings of the Band of the Hawk and the relationship between Guts and Griffth, this movie is about the rise and fall of Griffith and the Hawks, as well as the burgeoning feelings between Guts and Casca. The conclusion of the war with Chuder brings Griffith to his greatest heights yet, setting him up for his ultimate fall. Here we see Guts truly push himself to his limits as a warrior, as well as the beginnings of an understanding in the previously volatile relationship between him and Casca. All of this cumulates in the inevitable confrontation between Guts and Griffith, the conflict that, like a falling domino, sets all the future events in motion.
As I already stated, the visuals in this movie were stunning, but I feel the need to make special mention of the hilltop fight with Guts and Griffith.Read more ›
The largest portion of the film revolves around the Band of the Hawk taking on a seemingly impossible task of taking down a highly defensible castle that others in the Midland Army have been incapable of handling.
Casca and Guts' relationship deepens a tiny fraction, and the film ends just as the Band of the Hawk is met with a rather crushing defeat. I'm trying to be as vague as possible to avoid spoilers.
One complaint I had about the first film was lack of character development in some areas. Given the shortened time line from the original TV Anime and especially the Manga, it was a given. They've made up for it a lot in this film, as things like the relationship Griffith has with the lord of Doldrey is NOT put right in your face, you're expected to think and put 2 and 2 together. I like films that make me think. Of course, if you've seen the previous TV series or read the Manga, you don't need to think as you already know the particulars.
The animation is less stilted in this release as well, as they seem to have done more animation in a more traditional way, instead of relying on CG animation techniques. There are still instances of CG taking over, but really only where it makes sense.
1080p MPEG4 AVC encoded.
As this was created digitally, there's absolutely nothing to complain about in the transfer to Blu Ray. The video is high bit rate, there are absolutely no compression issues and gradients are smooth. No dust or dirt needed to be worried about.
The contrast is great and the picture has an added sense of 3D to it in some instances. No, it's not a 3D movie, but the CG adds some depth to the landscapes.Read more ›
Like the new animation style. But the episodes need more content so it progresses the story further. Please.
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As I stated in the other ones, I love the animation and story line….
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The anime seems off, I don't know not to put it. I've seen the show before and was great, but with this dvd it seemed like they tried to remake it with a slightly different style,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Benjamin
Worth the money and then some. If you're familiar with the Berserk manga, then this should be an obvious buy. If you are not, buy it anyway. It is the best anime ever created.Published 2 months ago by Jason Bourne
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It is an oversight. Mine arrived and it is in English.
Aug 8, 2014 by Jason Dean | See all 2 posts
From the description it looks like its only for Region A/1
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