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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: The Far-Away Dawn (Movie 2)


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  • Actors: Ted Cole, Brian Dobson, Adam Henderson, Fred Henderson, Jocelyne Loewen
  • Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
  • Writers: Aaron Pessin, Hajime Yatate, Mike Bridges, Shigeru Morita, Yare Hajime
  • 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: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Bandai
  • DVD Release Date: September 13, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009WFEG4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #302,846 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: The Far-Away Dawn (Movie 2)" on IMDb

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The battle lines have been drawn, placing old friends Kira and Athrun on opposing sides in the war. The resulting battle will mark a turning point in their lives as Athrun and the Zaft forces launches a major offensive designed to end the war once and for all! Contains never seen before footage created exclusively for this special release! Genre: Sci-Fi / Mecha

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Director Mitsuo Kukada pulls out all the stops in the complex battles that make up most of The Far-Away Dawn, the second feature recut from the broadcast series Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002). The war between the forces of the Earth Alliance and ZAFT becomes increasingly tangled as operations shift to the Terran surface. New characters and new countries enter the conflict, introducing shifting loyalties, betrayals, and revelations. But these political struggles and the conflict between the human "Naturals" and the genetically enhanced "Coordinators" take a back seat to the duel between friends-turned-enemies Kira Yamoto and Athrun Zala. In their first spectacular face-off, they destroy the Strike and Aegis Gundams. Both pilots agonize over their actions, shedding tears like lawn sprinklers. But when they obtain new, substantially stronger mobile suits, they must decide how to use that awesome power. Cutting several half-hour episodes into a 90-minute feature means the action careens along at a breakneck pace, with little time for the characters or the audience to rest. (Rated 13 and older: violence) --Charles Solomon

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Fantasychick18 on September 14, 2005
The second movie was definitely better than the first. While the first was more like a clip show with a couple of flashy new scenes thrown in, the second was smooth, the transitioning was great and caught the essence of the story and characters almost well as the series. It still had some issues though

This movie starts off with Cagalli and Athrun meeting each other after shooting each other down. They are saved by their respective groups. The Archangel and Athrun's team do battle along the territoral waters of the neutral nation of Orb. After the Archangel manages to to safely land in Orb (thanks to Cagalli) and moves towards the Earth Alliances Headquarters in Alaska. Kira disappears after a fierce duel with Athrun, ending with the destruction of both pilots' Gundams. Kira returns from the Plants (piloting a new Gundam)to save the Archangel from a nasty fate and they end up heading to Orb once more. During the Earth Forces attack on Orb, Ahtrun and Kira manage to get back together and Athrun pledges to help defend Orb. After Orb begins to lose to the EA, the leadership choose a plan that leads to a heart wrenching ending that helps to change the course of the war and the lives of the main characters.

Though the movie was ten times better than the first, there was hardly any new stuff at all. The only thing that I could see was that the battle scenes weren't reused. The ending sequences were the only significant new shots that I saw.

The ending of this movie was by far the highlight of both movies. It was perfectly done, from the editing, to the music and the voice acting; it caught the sadness much better than the episodes that it was taken from. The insert song for the last 5 minutes was poignant and fitting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Burleson on August 8, 2008
This second installment of the three Gundam Seed movies covers episodes 22-40. Most fans took a liking to this one more mainly because the transition from scene to scene was handled better. That's not to say fans can't find something negative to point out.

Cagalli is now suddenly on the Archangel, no explanation as to why. Reducing Kira's first battle with Marco Morassim to a few clips was one thing, but most of the last battle should've been shown since it resulted in Cagalli crashing on an island. You see her crash mind you, but it happened to quickly and if you're shaky on the storyline you might not notice that Athrun was on the carrier shot down. It could be confusing for someone to piece together how Athrun wound up on the island. More scenes should've been shown between Cagalli and her father, particularly the one when Uzumi talks about war and if she would die he would hate the person responsible. As for Kira struggling with being a Coordinator with the earth forces it would've been nice to see his conversation with Mu La Flaga about how he's afraid his parents might resent hime for being a Coordinator, so he won't visit them. Another thing that was reduced to a brief flashback was Kira calling it quits with Flay. This was a huge turning point for both characters, it should've gotten better treatment.

My biggest problem with this movie was the major shortening and intercutting of episodes 29 and 30. These were two of the most important episodes of the whole series. Given how little we've seen of Nicol up to this point they could've at least shown the scene with Athrun, Yzak and Dearka in the locker room following Nicol's death in it's entirety. Athrun looking at the inside of Nicol's locker was one of the saddest moments ever in the series.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ariq haque on September 18, 2005
i think this movie is way better than the first one cause the first one had just random scenes in it, but this one keeps its setting and looks like it also has some kind of story, i watched this special edition movie 2 without watching the episodes for it but still enjoyed watching it cause i watched the episodes before it and kind of new what was happening, but now i have watched all the episodes for that was compiled for this movie, and think this movie still stands out well, i did not really care if there was new scenes in it or not but you got some what different feeling for it compared to the tv one, the new things i noticed is that they kind of made it just a little bit graphic, by showing people exploding with a dust of blood which it thought was pretty cool, and the music was redited for some of the fight scenes which was quite enjoyable. the ending to this movie was a great one it just felt like a fitting ending cause that is the ending of this setting, the music was also good for it even though you get the same song for the show but, as i said before you get more of a emotional feeling, so yah this movie was more about friendship, i would reccomend this movie to any of you people, dont stop watching the special edition cause of the dissapointing first one, i think this was worth watching.
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