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Starzinger: The Movie Collection

William Winckler  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: William Winckler
  • Writers: Leiji Matsumoto
  • Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: August 20, 2013
  • Run Time: 660 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CPTUNKG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,650 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Starzinger is a classic of Japanese science-fiction animation. Originally airing on US television as part of the Force Five series, and created by artist Leiji Matsumoto of Space Battleship Yamato fame, it is an action-packed reinterpretation of the timeless Chinese legend Journey to the West that recasts the Monkey King and his friends as brave space warriors on a mission to save the galaxy.


The Great Planet responsible for maintaining galactic peace and harmony is losing its power. Once-peaceful aliens have now mutated into violent creatures bent on death, destruction, and invading inhabited planets. The aging monarch of the Great Planet must be replaced by a new queen with special powers that can restore balance to the galaxy and transform the rampaging creatures back to their peaceful selves. The beautiful Princess Aurora must now undertake a dangerous mission to the Great Planet, 30,000 light years away from our solar system. But first she needs a royal guard to ensure her safety on the long voyage…

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
For some reason, this set is presented in a fake widescreen format. Basically the original 4:3 content is cropped on the top and bottom to make it fill a 16:9 frame. What this means is that we're CLEARLY missing screen information as we watch, and consequently, the resolution is horrible. The image is blurry and an eyesore. I'm unsure if this is Shout! Factory's fault or if they're simply outputting the ruinous presentation that the "movie edit" producers created. I'm leaning towards the latter since Shout! is an exemplary DVD company. Bottom line: Don't waste your money. Even a decent Blu-ray upconversion won't render this watchable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great space drama September 1, 2013
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This is a space drama about three cyborgs who unite to help a princess restore balance in the galaxy.

Fans of Ultraman will enjoy this from the similarities. Ultraman Cosmos fans will really enjoy.

The lead cyborg hero has the ability to grow and fight large alien monsters. Like Ultraman Cosmos, there job is not to kill but remove the evil essence that has caused peaceful creatures to mutate into evil monsters. There is one main evil source that is the cause and an evil being that lies there who is spreading the chaos.

This was known as Spaceketeers from the Force Five series.
Picture quality was very good to for a show from 1976.

The transfer was done very well Some of the dubbing can get a little cheesy, other than that, I strongly recommend.

I like how they spliced enough episodes together to create a story and an ending.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By CH
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This is NOT the real Spaceketeers that's back in 78'-79'. This is a redub, and the voice acting is horrible. There's no real emotions.

If you're looking for the real Spaceketeers, this is NOT it. This is a 2013 re-redub.

I'm not going to get into details, but if you have never seen the original, then this will not affect you, because you have not seen the real Spaceketeers to have a comparison. But if you have seen it, and, like me, want to own a nostalgic copy of our childhood favorite, then keep looking.

Disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars blast from the past December 19, 2013
By Randy
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It was a good series. Dubbing was a little off but none the less you can get the plot. Would buy it again
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The die-hard anime fans out there that are either objecting or hesitant about purchasing these feature compilations need to understand that it was the original Japanese studio Toei themselves who had all these TV anime dubbed and compiled into features in the first place. Many of these shows had filler episodes and I believe this feature format is actually the best way to attract these old shows overseas, as you get the real essential elements of each series, while remaining faithful to the essence of the original Japanese series, so they are not sanitized or Americanized in any real way at all. Toei themselves planned out how each series was to be edited for the features. So for all the die-hard anime fans out there, this is really as good as you're going to get. The voice acting in the dubs aren't perfect, but at least, because its Toei themselves putting these out internationally and not a local licensor, you know the scripts never really stray from the original Japanese ones.

As for those who grew up with Starzinger as Spaceketeers on Force Five, I think all the Force Five series have had their rights reverted back to Toei. I dont believe the company that makes them even exists anymore. There's no way they will ever be released officially on DVD. Besides, each of the Force Five series only had 26 episodes produced among them, so they are incomplete with no conclusion, which these features will have. Besides, Toei themselves feel these international feature compilations are superior to the original Force Five dubs.

I would advise all the die-hard purist anime fans out there to read this interview with the person in charge of the company that did all these dubbed feature compilations for Toei.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Starzinger Movie June 3, 2014
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It's just as great as I remember it. The only flaws in this movie are some of the dialogue when the characters pause unnecessarily mId sentence. Otherwise, it was a refreshing stroll down memory lane. The 3 cyborgs weren't the only ones who had a crush on Princess Aurora. :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection, and good price. May 10, 2014
By Joe
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Another ace from the past. Cudos to the manga artists and makes of the DVD to ensure that this great series it preserved. If you are fan of old golden age of robotics and the craze in 1980's, then this is a great collection to have it in your DVD collection
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