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Robotech Remastered - Volume 5 Extended Edition

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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)


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  • 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: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: September 21, 2004
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002KVUZW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,844 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Fifteen years after the conclusion of the first Robotech War, the proud tradition of honor and valor begun by the crew of the SDF-1 is carried on in the first graduationg class of the United Earth Forces Military Academe. So begin the new battles to save the Earth!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An underrated gem January 6, 2008
*MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*

This volume covers the second half of the under-appreciated "Robotech Masters" saga following the adventures of Dana Sterling and the Earth Robotech Defense Force after the SDF-3 departs to the the world of the Robotech Masters.

Most of what made the original Macross great (great characterization, drama, action, and storyline) was present to a slightly less (albeit still satisfying) degree in Robotech Masters. A common complaint leveled against the series is that the characterization is "poor" and that only a relatively few characters (i.e Dana Sterling) have any depth. The only merit that I can find to this statement is that a few members of the 15th ATAC Squadron were not as fleshed out as other characters. This may be true in a sense, but this is looking at the glass half-empty instead of half-full. The larger cast of good guys in Robotech Masters meant that a smaller fraction (though not necessarily smaller number) of these good guys could be given screentime as major characters. In retrospect, even Macross had several "underdeveloped" characters. For instance, a full half of the members of the SDF-1 bridge (Vanessa Leeds, Sammie Porter, and Kim Young) are relative unknowns, with the viewer barely learning anything more about them than their basic military duties. Furthermore, exempting major characters, most of the Skull Squadron remain little more than anonymous wingmen throughout the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars disc problems November 22, 2008
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I enjoy the episodes very much, but the problems I experienced were defects in the discs themselves. I bought a copy of volume 5 first from [...] then one from Amazon. Both copies contained discs with a physical deformity on the data side that prevents the discs from playing through all the way. Amazon is awesome, they paid shipping and are giving a refund. I only hope I can get a working replacement from the other place. Otherwise, I will be concerned that ADV Films has a whole batch of them out there that are bad. I wrote to ADV Films and never heard back from them. And I asked the other retailer if they had similar reports to mine and they never answered, just said they'd replace the discs. But they don't open up the replacements, so I am likely going to get another copy of defective discs, after paying shipping to send them in. Really sucks as I have all the other Robotech Remastered volumes, and so my collection will either end up with defective discs in the collection or no volume 5. Wonder if I can sue ADV Films for refusing to acknowledge the current manufacturing problem. Emotional distress or something, maybe? :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BUY July 19, 2005
It is an epic history and is specially remastered in this DVD box set. If you love Robotech you can't miss this opportunity.
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