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Visually stunning, masterfully told, viscerally thrilling: Broken Saints is finally on DVD! This controversial and critically acclaimed graphic-novel saga fuses anime style, comic-book text, cinematic effects and music into a revolution in modern storytelling! Originally created by a small team of independent artists, this hypnotic and surreal fantasy/horror epic is now presented as a 12-hour, 4-Disc set with the celebrated voice talents of William B. Davis (The X-Files), Scott McNeil (X-Men: Evolution) and more, plus an entire universe of mind-blowing special features!
In the quiet corners of the globe, four strangers receive a series of chilling apocalyptic visions. Simultaneously drawn to a dark city in the West, their fates and the fate of the world are somehow tied to a global satellite network, a massive conspiracy and a mysterious orphan girl with a terrifying secret. What will they give to save us all? What will they give to know the truth?
A remarkable achievement and thoroughly engrossing, Broken Saints: The Animated Comic Special is the complete 12-hour adventure series (in 24 chapters) originally posted online between 2001 and 2003. A combination of comic book graphics and Flash animation, Broken Saints features characters that don't move (as in a comic book) but exist in scenes that suggest flowing action simply by introducing additional images or shifting a background (thanks to Flash). Dialogue is rendered via conventional speech balloons, but for this DVD set, actors (including William B. Davis, the "Cigarette Smoking Man" from The X-Files) have been cast to provide voices for the characters, giving the story greater immediacy. Also new is a music score, featuring some muscular rock as well as Mozart. Loads of special features are included, too.
Created by Brooke Burgess, Ian Kirby, and Andrew West, Broken Saints is the complex tale of an unlikely alliance between four individuals from very different walks of life. Shandala is a mysterious, 18-year-old woman from an uncharted Fijian island, altruistic and innocent yet possessed of terrifying powers. Raimi is a young, Canadian developer of security software who encounters a powerful force online and believes something big is about to take place on the planet. Oran is a Muslim from Baghdad who goes temporarily mad while guarding a bunker alone. Kamimura is an elderly, Shinto mystic from Japan estranged from his former Buddhist order. The quartet is connected through common visions of dark forces about to be unleashed, though they also learn quite a bit about themselves and each other during their perilous mission. Watching this series from beginning to end is a special and unique experience. As the story progresses, the makers of Broken Saints get better and better at their mixed-media technology, and the results are often beautiful and profound. --Tom Keogh
I got hooked on this like 10 years ago. I'm glad I finally got the chance to finish the whole thing.Published 3 months ago by Laura M. MccLure
I purchased this box set for my son who's I to ANIME and he loved it! This is, not my genre however, I did find the graphics. . . AWESOME!!!!Published 7 months ago by Brigitte G Saunders
Incredible story, mesmerising art, otherworldly sound design. Love it!Published 7 months ago by Sarah Plochl
Just like the web version and now it comes out on DVD[ROM]. I 'm get waiting if they will release it on BluRay disc.Published 22 months ago by F. X. sullivan
When I first saw the trailer for this back in college, I knew I had to see it. Sadly, it would take 6 years from seeing the trailer to finally get a copy of it. Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by Jason Brown
Presentation-wise, what the original BS did was groundbreaking for its time, an epic endeavor that today may look fairly tame even with the re-touched visuals. Read morePublished on February 5, 2011 by Jake Wang
The artwork is outstanding. The story is the right mixture of poetry and action. It is moody, brooding, and dark in some instances.Published on August 23, 2010 by Amazon Customer