We surely won't be get a physical release of Cucuruz Doan's Island before any screenings here?
I would have thought that War in the Pocket or 08th MS Team would be next up but I've been saying that as a while so...
does the cost of the bbfc ever stop you from releasing a show do you think they will ever lower the price ? thanks
I'm not Andrew but I can't envisage the BBFC ever lowering their price. Why would they? If anything, it's more likely to rise proportionally with, er, everything else.
I confess I don't understand what Crunchyroll do and do not own, but if you guys could get Eizouken and Vladlove out in physical form that'd be great!
Just to quote myself, I don't think I need to justify Eizouken but I'm surprised how little of a splash that Vladlove made at time of broadcast. The first series directed by Mamoru Oshii since Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai! in 1989, it's a return to the comedy from that series as well as his more famous Urusei Yatsura and his collaborator on that series, Junji Nishimura, joins him here as well. Now, you don't expect Oshii post-Angel's Egg/Patlabor/Ghost in the Shell/Kerberos Saga to be returning to comedy with a vampire yuri series but that he did. I don't think it's near the same level as his masterpieces but I thought it was a genuinely funny abstraction of modern anime stereotypes/tropes from a director who is clearly a few generations removed from it. And it's visually beautiful, stylish, distinctly Oshii. Love it, hate it, I think it deserved more discussion either way and I'd love a release that considered it in the context of Oshii's career.
[Speaking of context, it looks like Ghost in the Shell (and Ghost in the Shell 2) are the only
works by Oshii currently in print in the UK which seems like a situation that needs to be rectified. I suppose there are limited options - The Sky Crawlers looks to be OOP but it was available from Manga for years for cheap, Angel's Egg would be the ideal but it appears to be impossible, Urusei Yatsura is hella long, it seems like there aren't any HD masters for Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai! or Twilight Q, and we discussed Patlabor here a few years ago and I know Andrew was concerned that there was a small market for them here due to previous releases but....I really do think there needs to be a release of the Patlabor films for the UK market. There was probably more buzz about their recent screenings at the BFI season than pretty much any other film in the season. The US editions, while cheap and pretty good, can be bettered.]