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Royal Space Force: The Wings Of Honneamise

Genre: Animation For Adults

Reviewed In Issue 125 (Nov 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

The English Voice Talents Of Robert Matthews, Melody Lee, Lee Stone, Stevie Beeline, Alfred Thor & Steve Blum

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features are limited to the pilot film that became this feature and the theatrical teaser, both with optional English subtitles. This comes as a two-disc boxed set, one disc the DVD, the other with either the HD DVD or Blu-ray Disc.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Manga Video
(Catalog Number): BUXH0124/BUXH0125
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $79.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 121
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1, 2
(Theatrical Year): 1987/1994
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 09/11/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Hiroyuki Yamaga
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Royal Space Force: The Wings Of Honneamise is a terrific Japanese anim

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD shows improvements over the previously reviewed DVD by way of a cleaned up source element with much less edge enhancement. While edge enhancement is still visible, it is nowhere near as distracting as the previous release. The imagery is generally sharp and pixel breakup is not overly problematic. The H.264 AVC-encoded Blu-ray Disc and VC-1-encoded HD DVD look identical. Both show noticeably dated colors, and source element artifacts are noticeable at times throughout. The animation generally looks flat and lifeless, although some scenes can have some pop, and noticeable noise can be seen in the darker scenes. Edge enhancement is also noticeable at times, although it is minor. (Danny Richelieu)

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