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Gatchaman Collector's Box 3 (Vols. 5 & 6) plus extra (2005)

Katsuji Mori , Isao Sasaki , Katsuhisa Yamada , Masami Ann  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Katsuji Mori, Isao Sasaki, Kazuko Sugiyama, Yoku Shioya, Shingo Kanemoto
  • Directors: Katsuhisa Yamada, Masami Ann, Wataru Mizusawa
  • Writers: Akiyoshi Sakai, Hirohisa Soda, Jinz Toriumi, Keiji Kubota, Mikio Matsushita
  • Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: October 18, 2005
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AP31GK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #240,958 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Gatchaman Collector's Box 3 (Vols. 5 & 6) plus extra" on IMDb

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Originally re-cut and released in the 70’s and 80’s as G-Force and Battle of the Planets, Gatchaman is the original anime legend! Now for the first time ever see it totally uncut!

First, Galactor’s ruthless Devilstars have planned to assassinate Dr. Nambu. Knowing they will stop at nothing, the Science Ninja Team goes on full alert!

Then in part one of the series’ first two part story, the hulking mecha Gezora is attacking Lawnpark city. The Science Ninja Team goes undercover to expose Gallactor’s secret plans. Jun and Jinpei are tricked by enemy agents and trapped in a subterranean prison! Can the rest of the Science Ninja Team escape their fate? In part 2 of "The Grand Gezora Operation," Jun and Jinpei are scheduled for execution! Meanwhile Gezora continues to attack! In this one Gatchaman’s hope hangs by a painfully thin thread.

In episode 34 strange radio waves and a mysterious aurora are making people freak out and cause grave accidents! The Science Ninja team must battle Thundersaurus to stop the radio waves and keep everyone from going insane.

Next in "Burn, Desert Fires" Gatchaman travels to the oil-rich country of Doria and ends up right in the middle of a civil war! To make matters worse Galactor is behind every corner. Can the Science Ninja Team bring justice to the people of Doria and still prevail over Galactor?

Finally, get ready for something fishy as brothers Taro and Jiro decide to dress up as the Science Ninjas. Gatchaman gets ready to turn up the heat on a giant crawfish-Mecha and rocket squids in "Little Gatchamans."


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5.0 out of 5 stars And now, we're getting good.... October 29, 2005
Summary Review: Contains eps 25-36, wherein the original source material starts to focus on individual characters and relationships. Don't miss #27, 31-33. Extras focus on original Japanese material and American voice auditions, and it's worth buying the set to get the extras DVD.

Disk 5 includes:

#25: The Magma Giant, Emperor of Hell. How do you fight a giant, lava Jesus Christ? Tune in to the episode to find out (it's a better episode than you might think).

#26: God Phoenix, Be Reborn!. Ryu is napping and misses Gatchaman's call to action. Stricken with guilt, he quits the team and returns to his fishing village. Ken follows to try to change his mind. Of course, even his simple hamlet isn't outside of Galactor's grasp. The two foil Galactor's plan, and Ken points out Ryu's heroism and he's reinstated.

#27: Galactor's Witch Racer. The ISO gets a message from Lucy, a Galactor agent who's willing to defect for $10M. Joe is chosen for a clandestine meeting w/Lucy, using the cover of an African Endurance race. The first of series of affairs Joe has with hard luck women, this ep's a keeper!

#28: The Invisible Demons. Galactor's collecting children with strong brain waves, hoping to harness them to create a giant monster. An avg episode, with Katse making another narrow escape.

#29: Demon Man Galack X. Jinpei and Ryu visit the orphanage where Jinpei grew up, and witness a kickboxing match starring Galack X. X turns out to be Galactor, but the plot is foiled by G-force. Introduces the fact that Jinpei is also an orphan, and starts to show the relation between Katse and the female captain.

#30: The Guillatine Iron Beast Kaisoral. A standard gallactor mecha vs. God Phoenix episode.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Out Of The 3 Collections. November 17, 2005
I ordered this off the net and It took so dang look jus for it to come. And the wait was worth it! Almost every single episode on this collection is worth watching. The voice acting has really grown on me, especially Jun's after watching all those girls audition I think Kim Prause was the one who really got Jun's voice down. Anyways there still are a couple of boring episodes but they are heavily surrounded by more exciting ones. Be sure to pick this one up you'll enjoy it more than the second collection.

Highlights Include

-Gallactor's Witch Racer

-The Invisible Devil

-Gallack X, The Demon Man

-The Plan To Assinate Dr. Nambu

-The Grand Gezora Operation Pt I/II
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4.0 out of 5 stars Now this is more like it. October 25, 2005
With the episodes released in this third box-set, Gatchaman pulls out of the minor slump which affecting the episodes in the late teens and early twenties. While there are still a few turkeys in the batch - episodes 28, 29, and 34 - they are surrounded by other much more enjoyable episodes.

At this point, the acting choices of the dub cast also start to come together into a consistent whole. Edwin Neal as Berg Katse no longer appears to be trying out a different voice for the character in each episode, and Kim Prause's version of Jun is starting to grow on me. The overall cast performances are becoming more fun to listen to. While the seventies slang is still there, it's more integrated with slang from later decades (as in the first box set) and doesn't seem as distracting as it was in the second box set.

While I'm still not sold on George Manley's over-the-top narration either by his delivery or by the text he is given to deliver, I must say that Mr Manley provided what was to me the most enjoyable, intelligent and informative actor's commentaries included on these sets so far.

I heartily recommend this package.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Seller October 22, 2013
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An awesome DVD collection at a very good price. Look forward to further purchases from you in the near future, thank you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to my library September 4, 2013
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There are several of us old folks who remember this as Battle for the Planets. The local network seemed to only play a half dozen episodes over and over again. Kewl to be able to view more episodes and in such good condition
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