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Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey (BD) [Blu-ray]

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BERSERK: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey (BD)

For three years, Guts believed his mission was to pursue Griffith's dream together with him. But in order to become Griffith's equal and truly be called his friend, Guts realizes he will have to leave the Band of the Hawk. At the same time, a bloody battle to capture the impenetrable Fortress of Doldrey from the Empire of Chuder is about to begin. The Band of the Hawk will face an army 30,000 strong!

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Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II--The Battle for Doldrey (2012) continues the three-part retelling of Kentaro Miura's manga that began with Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I--The Egg of the King. During a battle with an invading force from Chuder, Guts and Caska are separated from the rest of the Hawks. Guts saves Caska's life but receives little thanks for his trouble. While hiding in enemy territory, Caska describes how Griffith earned her loyalty by saving her from a rapist. The Hawks arrive just in time to rescue Caska from Chuder soldiers--and find Guts surrounded by the bodies of 100 foes he's just dispatched. The strategic Castle of Doldrey is the key to the century-long war between Midland and Chuder; Griffith and the Hawks seize it, despite its impregnable position and huge defensive force that includes the Holy Purple Rhino Knights. As he did in Egg of the King, director Toshiyuki Kubooka combines drawn and computer animation in large-scale battle sequences that borrow heavily from the Siege of Gondor in The Return of the King. But Kubooka pushes the gore to inadvertently comic excesses as arms, heads, weapons, and gobbets of blood fly across the screen. After the victory, Guts leaves the White Hawks as he no longer wishes to be the tool of another's ambition. The shattered Griffith seduces Princess Charlotte of Midland. Furious, the King tortures him and decimates the Hawks, leaving the plot to be resolved in the third film, slated for release in 2013. Although the manga of Berserk was praised for the depth of its characterizations, there's not much depth to the animated characters: the monosyllabic Guts remains little more than a brooding cipher at the center of the action. The graphic violence and sexual content in The Battle for Doldrey is not for the squeamish. Rated M, suitable for ages 18 and older: graphic violence, violence against women, nudity, gore, grotesque imagery, torture, attempted rape, sexual intercourse) --Charles Solomon

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  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Blu-ray, Full Screen, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Viz Media
  • DVD Release Date: August 6, 2013
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CENSU3A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,931 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Well it's been quite a wait, but at last, The Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey is here. The movie series, it seems, has taken after the manga in releasing updates at a snails pace. Why we had to wait 14 months for this film to make it from theaters in Japan, to a DVD/BR in America, I do not know (for those keeping track, that's twice as long as the first movie took), but I suppose the wait just makes getting the final product that much sweeter. Anyway, on to the movie itself:

A lot of people's biggest complaint about the first Golden Age movie was the cheesy CGI that would crop up now and again. I am very pleased to be able to say that this movie definitely cleaned this up a lot. This installment is a big visual improvement over the first. Not that the first had much room for improvement, it was beautiful movie, but here they were able to clean up some of the previously mentioned problems with the animation.

While the first movie was about the beginnings of the Band of the Hawk and the relationship between Guts and Griffth, this movie is about the rise and fall of Griffith and the Hawks, as well as the burgeoning feelings between Guts and Casca. The conclusion of the war with Chuder brings Griffith to his greatest heights yet, setting him up for his ultimate fall. Here we see Guts truly push himself to his limits as a warrior, as well as the beginnings of an understanding in the previously volatile relationship between him and Casca. All of this cumulates in the inevitable confrontation between Guts and Griffith, the conflict that, like a falling domino, sets all the future events in motion.

As I already stated, the visuals in this movie were stunning, but I feel the need to make special mention of the hilltop fight with Guts and Griffith.
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there is only one way to get them to continue adapting the awesome manga you need to buy this product. don't torrent it. don't stream it. please buy this dvd/ bluray/ its not perfect some majorly cool scenes were cut but i still think this is fantastic and a friend of mine lives in Japan has seen the third one. He told me its incredible. we need the whole manga adapted don't let it die again.
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This is a great adaptation of the manga but as it leaves out so much of the character development that happens (in the manga or in the original 20 something episode series) it could be hard to understand why the characters do the things that they do. If you haven't heard of Berserk, read the manga or at least watch the anime episodes first before watching this multipart movie. You wont be disappionted its an epic tale. If you do know about Berserk then watching this is a great way to revisit it. The animation is beautiful and the voice acting is quite good, even the fight scenes are breathtaking. Only reason I don't give this 5 stars is because its too short to encompass some of the things that made the manga great, like the relationship between Guts and Griffen and Casca. I rented this from Amazon but will go out and buy the Blu-ray version first thing tomorrow.
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Vast improvement over the first film. The CGI is cleaned up, and visually the movie is just much better. The voice acting for both the English and Japanese dubs are strong, as well as the soundtrack. My one pet peeve is that there is a lot left out from the original manga. The story of Griffith killing the queen is entirely passed over. All in all it's a great addition to the franchise and sets things up nicely for the eclipse.
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The Band of the Hawk have risen through the ranks of Midland's military and have earned great respect along with plenty of jealous scorn. Guts continues to serve Griffith loyally fulfilling his dream yet at the same time experiences a certain uneasiness. He soldiers on for his comrades, and the stakes begin to rise when the enemy make one final stand at their impenetrable fortress. -summary

This new Berserk remake remains somewhat of a chore to get through and it's not completely due to its very own merit. In fact, Berserk has moments of being quite good as it's jam-packed with some explosive action, above average animation, and traces of character development focusing on main characters. These three traits alone are usually enough to propel a title to at least "very good" status, especially if it has a story to tell. So what's my beef with this anime then? Well, like a majority of fans whom loved the original series, as a remake this is a very bitter pill to swallow. The various changes and removal of content can make this a rather painful experience for some older fans.

Now in regards to the CG-blended visuals found in the first movie some people love to hate. I have to say that this movie doesn't look as bad as I've been told, it has moments of looking quite good actually. The snow laden backdrops are quite amazing bringing forth a form of innocence to follow up the bloodshed, as well as foreshadow the coming storm. There is at least one moment where this works towards some pretty good build up leading to a story-changing conclusion. This is a plus for me when looking at how poorly at times the previous volume worked on build up.
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