Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Doing it Bounty Dog Style


...to make me a sammich!

BOUNTY DOG 1-2. A somewhat obscure 1994 surreal/Sci-Fi OVA series, with spectacular monochrome animation and all sorts of crazy outer space action packed drama. Get it while it's hot.

Manga Entertainment released this somewhat overlooked bit of mecha explosions, naked loli clones, and dream gore on DVD back in 2003. Sadly, it was dubbed in English with no Japanese track, and thus was effectively worthless. The version I'm pimping on ADC is a recording by yours truly made from the raw CAV Laserdiscs, with subtitles by that 'Shinnew' guy who really needs to give himself more credit. I get esoteric eccentricities that run through teh animoo like blue veins through fine cheese, but his general grasp of Japanese is nothing to sneeze at.

The sad truth is despite having spent a weekend trying (in vain) to make the DVD with Subtitle Creator, and then finally getting a clue and making it in DVD Maestro instead, I haven't even had time to watch it yet. Sure, I watched it raw 2 years ago, but not the subtitled DVD yet I've cried tears of blood making. I guess if I spent less time playing Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 I'd be able to watch more stuff, but until I can play as half-nude Loli Chichi and Evil Grampa Piccolo, that controller stays warm.

I won't get a chance for a while, either: My legit boss just dropped a fire bomb in my lap, telling me that our next DVD (due for release on... July 8th!?) needs subtitles for an interview, a deleted scene, and a making-of featurette. Having worked on two prior films for this particular director, I'm really dreading that making-of, particularly if you factor in that the film proper runs over fours hours. Thankfully I don't have to subtitle that, but man, if the feature is that epic, I'm expecting the making-of to be equally massive, complicated and migraine inducing...

If I survive I'll return to tell you guys all about it.

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