Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
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- Features both the original Japanese master with never before seen scenes and the UK unrated version, featuring a soundtrack by KMDFM
- Interactive player cards
- UK trailers
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Now on to the rest of the review. This release is in everyway superior to the original US release.
It has the UK version of the movie (which is vastly extended over the US version) and the Japanese (completely un-cut).
The menu system is also a vast improvement (since the original DVD didn't even HAVE a menu system). The extra's, while sparse, also make it a cut above the original release.
The only thing I could possibly fault this release with is that it's only the Japanese version that's completely un-cut, while the UK version is merely extended.
Even that's not much of a fault. I don't typically watch my anime with the Japanese track, but with this one, I'll make an exception.
Once you see the Japanese version, you'll realize just how bad the english dub is. The dubbing team had to add to the dialogue to fit the mouth-flaps. This made for a lot of (for a lack of a better word) stupid dialogue that made some scenes go on painfully too long. It killed a lot of the flow of the movie. The original Japanese dialogue fits the flow of the movie better, and the voice acting is simply better.Read more ›
In the story, the evil organization known as Shadowloo is unleashing an icy grip over the world powers. Under the leadership of M.Bison, scientists Brainwash expert martial artists to assassinate world leaders. Bison's latest target is the legendary Ryu, who had recently defeated his top henchman, Sagat. Kidnapping his best friend and respected rival, Ken Masters, Bison plans to either add Ryu to his army, or destroy him. With the aid of Air Force Captain William Guile, Interpol agent Chun Li, and Sumo Wrestler Edmond Honda, Ryu wages a war against Shadowlaw, and prepares for a showdown with his best friend.
The fights in this movie are spectacular, as the fighters from the smash hit video game execute signature moves. One of the most dazzling fights is the match up between Chun Li and Vega, which is very "Matrix"-like (ironically, this movie was released five years before "The Matrix"). There's eye candy in the movie, too. (Keep your eyes peeled for a cameo appearance by Akuma.) With a dynamic storyline and a cutting edge soundtrack, "Street Fighter II" is a masterpiece.
I have many personal high points in the movie. The brawl between Ryu and Sagat is rock n' roll all the way. Sagat is like twelve feet tall, as wide as a bus. You get to see the dragon-punch that left Sagat with that big ugly scar, falling back on the background info behind the game.
The fight between Chun Li and Vega. Yes, she's in her underwear, and yes, it's cool. In that scene she uses virtually every one of her classic moves from the game. Vega slices her bathrobe to ribbons, and she ends up kicking him through a wall.
Some of the Ryu and Ken flashbacks were cool, which inevitably dovetailed into the rivalry between the two friends. I liked it when they harnessed their power to thrash Bison; Bison was a motormouth that never shut up.
Guile was my favorite guy, and he sounded kinda like Ben Gazzara when he talked. There was an immediate sexual tension between Guile and Chun Li, and I was cheering him on all the way. And later in the movie, maybe Guile was defeated by a five-hundred pound Bison, but it didn't matter, because he made off with Chun Li in the end. Now that's what it's all about, stars and stripes, baby.
I think if you like the game you'll like the movie. It's just fun to watch.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This DVD is VHS quality, it's filled with grain/noise, rainbow banding, dot crawl, haloing, and it isn't even progressive scan, it's interlaced, or hard telecined on the Japanese... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Anthony
Awesome movie! Very hard to find. I am so happy to own it thank-youPublished 10 months ago by Dean White/Shier
Movie was recieved in very good condition just as it was listed.Published 13 months ago by P. Burwell
Originally written 7-1-10
Shadowlaw is a brazen terrorist organization that seeks world domination. Read more
Street fighter is the bomb! After watching this movie you will be able to shoot hadokens.Published 16 months ago by Vincent Nesbitt
First of all, I loved this movie since I was a kid growing up watching Street Fighter. I would be more than satisfied to see this one on instant video, and perhaps even Blu-ray.Published 19 months ago by Sam Harris
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