Ultraman: The Complete Series (DVD, 2009, 4-Disc Set)
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- wrocketriderMay 19, 2015by
Super nice set at a great price! Take a stroll down memory lane...
Wow. Boy was my memory of Ultraman way off. It is pretty amazing looking at these shows through 54 year old eyes. Today, we would consider this to be exceptionally BAD in every way. Lame costumes, story lines, effects (they use the same takeoff sequence for the jet for every episode...), and dialog. Seemed so INCREDIBLY cool after school back as a youth! That said- how can you not LOVE Ultraman! He is bad to the bone- always take the blinking energy meter right to the ragged edge of "never rising again" and pulls off the Monster kill. Fuji is kind of cute in here snug Science Patrol outfit and the other Science patrollers are just goofy enough to be humorous. If you were an Ultraman fan back in the day- you need to score this set to jog your memory and see what you looking at from an adult perspective. Then have a good laugh at how cool it was to be young and think Ultraman was the best in after school programming. Can't be ten years old again, but I can watch Ultraman with my soon to be 9 year old and feel like a kid again...Read full review
- phoenix5805Oct 25, 2013by
Great Memories at a bargain price!
For those who grew up in the 60's &70s this collection is a great reminder of good times spent with an old friend with a stone face and silly outfit. Should you be younger and already interested in other Ultramen like Tiga or Mabius but want to see how it all started then this is the collection as well. The recordings are very faithful and have the same look as I remember from those days. You won't see the flashy bang wowie things that newer series may have nor the crisp picture but remember this was a mid-60s production by a studio with very few resources on hand - but they made the best of what they had and made a classic. This edition must have had a massive production run because every one I took a look at is in a very bargain price range. Get one for yourself and maybe consider getting an extra as a gift.Read full review
- farttacoMar 08, 2012by
Silly fun. Big floppy rubber monsters and weird tight outfits. No girls?
I was impressed with the quality of the DVDs. The translations are funny and contradictory with the subtitles. In fact I like to get out my ultraman type c 12" figure from bandai while watching. The DVDs are very campy and fun. It was such a part of japanese culture I had to see what ultraman was all about. There are so many episodes. It's kind of a drag that they kill everything they come in contact with. My biggest complaint is that I wish there were more pretty women in it.I think it would be a big hit with gays and kids. For the price is is a nice slice of 1960's very dorky Japanese pop culture.
- jvega12011Jul 03, 2014by
Awesome product! A most have for Ultraman fan!
For someone who grew up watchng Ultraman this is a most have item to relived all those exciting episodes , brought back awesome memories.I recommend this product and the best thing it's not just in japanese with subtitles is also dubbed to english.
- akharmon4292Apr 17, 2011by
Great Product! Well worth the money!
Well, what can I say its Ultraman. Good, cheesy, campy Ultraman! The set includes all 39 episodes of the Ultraman series spread out on 4 discs. The last disc includes some interviews and other special features. If you're expecting awesome special effects, well then this set isn't for you. But if you appreciate Kaiju-style cinema then you will love this set. The monsters are awesome, and the show is rather entertaining. Its a great buy! You can't go wrong buying this collection!