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Except for the opening and closing bookends of the bored, alienated Ryuuk talking with another Shinigami (god of death), Re-Light consists entirely of re-cut footage from the TV series. Brilliant high school student Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook Ryuuk drops into human space. If anyone writes a person's name in the notebook, that person dies. After testing the Death Note's powers, Light launches a grandiose vigilante campaign: he will rid the world of criminals to create his version of a perfect society. The most exciting parts of Death Note pit Light against the eccentric but brilliant investigator known only as "L." But cutting the 37-episode series into a two-hour special reduces the plot to so much animated coleslaw. Characters and subplots appear and disappear: the filmmakers include part of the sequence in which L has himself handcuffed to Light, but they don't explain why he does it or why they're unchained in later scenes. Fans of Death Note who want to see more of Light and L will have more fun with the live-action features Death Note, Death Note Movie II: The Last Name, and Death Note 3: L Change the World. (Rated T+ Older Teen: suitable for ages 15 and older: grotesque imagery, violence, violence against women, alcohol and tobacco use) --Charles Solomon
The dark atmosphere really is well displayed in this anime series.
OK, now the bad stuff: This is basically a clip show, following just over halfway thru the anime (where a particularly lovable character dies).
In actuality it is nothing more than a "movie version" of the first 20 episodes of this 37 episode anime.
This is a wonderful, dark series from Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata. The animation is beautiful, & the story is gripping. Worth it for hard-core Death Note fans!Published 16 months ago by Scarlet
if you want to see deathnote season 1 and some of season two quickly then this is the movie for you. some of the side story is missing but the bones of the story is there. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Charity Stone
I like Death Note, keep me on the edge of my seat, but this movie help me not to have to watch the whole season.Published 19 months ago by Luke
When I bought this DVD, I thought it was what it said in the box, the story of Light from Ryuk's point of view, but it is not that way, it just Ryuk in the beginning saying he will... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Manuel
This is a great move that goes good with the series. I love it very much. I watched it along with the series.Published 23 months ago by Unicornhal
this anime is really freaking cool! my ex has it though so i'm bummed:( cause it's just really freaking cool:)Published 23 months ago by elizabeth loftis
I love anything Death Note and I love this dvd!
I've seen every episode, watched all three movies and now I have the Re-Light. Read more
I've seen the show plenty of times and love it very much but if you are a first time watcher of the show I suggest watching the show first so you know whats going on... Read morePublished on September 19, 2011 by Kat_Otaku
I really hate it when they take half of a series compress the hell out of it add a new opening and closing scene, and market it as a new movie. Read morePublished on November 22, 2010 by Will and/or Caroline C.
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Right Stuf does indeed show that the release will have both japanese and english languages as well as english subtitles. I am inclined to side with Right Stuf on this as they specialize in anime/manga and related items. Furthermore, this release is from VIZ Media and everything I own from them... Read More
Jun 15, 2009 by Ryan Allen | See all 5 posts