Saturday, April 26, 2008

X Rated


X: The Movie (1996, directed by Rintaro, original work by CLAMP). Kentai Films R2 subtitle patch. Translation and basic timing is Manga's, edits to remove stupidity are my own. "Augh!" is universal, and needs no subtitle.

The Manga R1 was released in 2000, and is non-anamorphic with Japanese 2.0/English 5.1, and no relevant special features. The R2 from Bandai Visual is anamorphic 1.85:1, contains a brand new 5.1 Japanese surround mix, TV spot, theatrical trailer, and an exclusive feature in which we watch the hands of CLAMP (no, that's not a euphemism) create the VHS cover for the title. All in all, a damn fine release that - predictably - eclipses Manga Entertainment's borderline competent R1 DVD.

Y'all know what to do if you want it.