Macross Plus - Ultimate Edition Blu-ray

£149.99

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In a landmark moment for fans of the decades-spanning legendary Macross franchise, the beloved classic 1995 film – together with its original four-part OVA presentation – is available for fans for the first time in English on Blu-ray. Created by BIGWEST and Studio Nue, with Shoji Kawamori (Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Escaflowne) serving as executive director, the film marks the directorial debut of Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) as co-director and the first collaboration with inimitable composer Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne). 

Synopsis

In the year 2040, on the distant planet Eden, former childhood friends Isamu Dyson and Guld Goa Bowman find themselves pitted against each other as test pilots of rival teams in a competition to decide the next generation of variable mecha fighters. The two must also deal with their own unresolved history with mutual love interest, Myung Fang Lone, who has returned as the manager of Sharon Apple, the AI pop star (virturoid) and the galaxy’s biggest singing sensation.

When Sharon’s advanced artificial intelligence gains consciousness, Isamu, Myung, and Guld must face their turbulent past and come together as Sharon Apple becomes self-aware and takes control of the Macross battlefortress itself!

Macross Plus Ultimate Edition Details

Limited Edition Packaging

The Ultimate Edition is encased in a premium-quality rigid-board shoulder box featuring iconic artwork from Macross Plus, replicating the aesthetic of the Japanese Laserdisc release.

184-Page Book

A perfect-bound 184-page hardback book collects a vast wealth of materials, information and interviews from the production of Macross Plus. Content of the book consists of:

  • Introduction and message archives
  • The history of the world of Macross Plus
  • Cross-talk interview with Shoji Kawamori, Shinichiro Watanabe and Keiko Nobumoto
  • Interview with Ichiro Itano
  • Interview with Katsufumi Hariu
  • Interview with Yoko Kanno and Shiro Sasaki
  • Episode discussions and selected storyboards
  • Character artwork and info
  • Cover artwork gallery
  • Mech design artwork
  • Background artwork
  • Key animation artwork gallery

Art cards

Also included is a series of nine luxurious art cards, boasting a range of cover artworks from the OVA series and film over the years.

Sharon Apple concert poster

As an homage to the virtual idol superstar of Macross Plus, we've created our very own A4-sized Sharon Apple concert poster!

OVA and Movie Edition on Blu-ray

Both the original four-episode OVA and the Macross Plus Movie Edition are included in 1080P HD, with each sporting its own individual Blu-ray with both English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Comprehensive video content

To provide the definitive viewing experience, both discs include plenty of on-disc extras and viewing options to fully cover the history of Macross Plus (more details below).

On the discs

Macross Plus Movie Edition contains:

Macross Plus Movie Edition (114 minutes), presented with:
Japanese 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio with Manga Entertainment English subtitles, created by Neil Nadelman
Japanese 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio with Bandai Visual English subtitles

Extras (approx. 60 minutes)
Shoji Kawamori interview #1
Shoji Kawamori Interview #2
Macross Plus Game Edition Promo
Macross Plus Game Edition OP
Macross Plus Game Edition - Isamu Clip
Macross Plus Game Edition - Guld Clip

Macross Plus OVA Edition contains:

OVA episode 1 (39mins)
OVA episode 2 (39 minutes)
OVA episode 3 (41 minutes)
OVA episode 4 (37 minutes), all presented with:
Japanese LPCM audio with English subtitles
English LPCM audio from Bandai Visual

Extras (approx. 41 minutes)
OVA 4 with English LPCM audio from Manga Entertainment
OVA Edition Promo
OVA 2 Preview
OVA 3 Preview
OVA 4 Preview

Product details

Release Date: October 2024
BBFC: 12                              
Audio: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
Format: Blu-Ray  

No. of discs: 2               
Region: B                        


SRP: £149.99

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