BURN-UP W (1997)
MOVIE COMPANY: AD Vision Films
DVD reviewed by Dennis A. Amith
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RATING:  R

TYPE OF MOVIE: Action
DURATION: 110 minutes

 
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Anime Synopsis:

Team Warrior is no laughing matter for the criminals of Neo-Tokyo. Led by the fearless Rio, this top-secret counter-terrorist force will stop at nothing to preserve their version of the peace. From assault by bungee jump to giant mecha destruction, Rio, Yugi, Maki and Lilica spare no extreme in the forging of their own brand of justice. Plagued by kidnapped virtual idols, financial woes and marginally restrained violent proclivities, the members of Team Warrior skate the edge of comic insanity to bring you Burn-Up W.


DVD EXTRAS:

Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
 Color, Animated
Theatrical trailer(s)
Slide show
Full-screen format

KNOWN DVD SECRET(S): None that I know of


DVD REVIEW:

This anime is definitely a male's anime if you compare "Bubblegum Crisis" with the video game "Dead or Alive" which is well-endowed women who work outside or for the police.  Already many of the guys who are reading this have now decided to go out and buy the DVD.

Well before you buy, I just want to say that the four OAV episodes are collected in one volume and is way better than the previous Burn Up in story and character designs.

While the first two OAV are more fun and trying to introduce the characters (note: although not an ecchi movie, it does have it's share of adult talk and a little nudity, thus parents better make sure you don't buy jr. this DVD thinking it's for kids), the last two get very serious.  How it ends...well, considering that this OAV series came out a while back in Japan, you can only hope there will be a continuing series.

As for the DVD, for an AD Vision DVD it's filled with a lot of trailers, screen shots from the OAV and it's better than the bare bones DVD's that you get from them from time to time.

Otherwise, I recommend checking out Bubblegum Crisis 2040 (or the original BGC series) unless what I mentioned above is your criteria to buying anime, then you may want to purchase this DVD.  If you are not or against what I mentioned above, stay clear away from this DVD.

THE ANIME: C+
THE DVD EXTRAS: C+
THE DVD OVERALL:  C+

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