Angel Cop Complete OVA Series
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(Aug 28, 2018)
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Japan is under attack. A group of violent terrorists, known as the Red May, have launched a wave of bombings and murder across Tokyo, threatening the stability of the entire country. In response, the government calls in the Special Security Force, an elite law enforcement division with the authorization to use any methods necessary to protect public safety. As the Red May continue their assault, the SSF unleash their deadliest weapon: Angel, a woman whose beauty is matched only by her skill in combat. But Angel soon learns that the situation is far more complex and dangerous than she first thought. The terrorists are dying before she can get to them, ripped apart by some ferocious and inexplicable force... someone else is after the Red May, someone with the power to destroy anything or anyone in their way - including Angel and her team! As the mystery deepens and the body count rises, a lethal government conspiracy is brought to light. What is the mysterious "H-fIle"? And will Angel live long enough to find out? This brand new release contains the English language dub, and the original Japanese audio with unedited English subtitles for the first time!
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As to the quality of the disc itself, this is where it falters, sadly. Through no fault of Discotek, the only materials made available to them by the rights holders was an old standard definition videotape. I will say that the work that they did on stabilizing the image and smoothing out artifacts from the source material was commendable. However, there was no reason to release this on Blu-ray. All the upscaling and increased bitrate in the world wouldn't make a difference in the end product. It looks like what it is, a cleaned up transfer from an old videotape. The resulting image lacks any detail because you can't pull anything extra out of material where it doesn't exist. Contrast is limited as well. There's no such thing as a true black on old NTSC videotape. Sound is fine, but no better than was on the old Manga DVD.
If you are a fan of Angel Cop or interested in Angel Cop, the decision you have to make is whether or not you want to shell out the money for a Blu-ray that, at best, looks like a well-transferred analog videotape. It's the best release that the material has ever had, but that's like saying, "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?"
One thing that really confuses me is that there is not a single sex scene in this entire anime. For such an exploitation film, it is pretty conservative in that respect.
For better or for worse, this is the best of the trash. This and Apocalypse Zero (Which is hilarious gore) are probably the best products of the gore anime of the 90s.
The blu-ray is very clear but you can see the age of the anime, sound, quality and extras are in there.
As has been mentioned, there is an Anti Semitic message in the last 2 episodes, However, it all really adds to the ridiculousness of the whole storyline. Everyone is bad, Jews are trying to take over the world, The terrorists have a heart, but those terrorists are the bad ones, Angel Cop has no ability, character, or characteristic other than being pretty; and you get amazing dialog like, "Don't underestimate Japanese Science."
OVerall, this is enjoyable if you want so trash. Good trash.