UltraSeven: The Complete Series review by Bobby Blakey
Ever since I was a kid I have loved all things Kaiju. Like most I sat around the TV watching Godzilla and all the other monsters do battle a destroy cities bringing a smile to my face. When I discovered the world of Ultraman this changed everything. I still loved the monsters, but now there was a superhero element to it and could not get enough of it. Throughout the years there were varying Ultraman series including new ones coming still today. Now Mill Creek Entertainment is bringing home UltraSeven: The Complete Series on Blu-ray.
UltraSeven follows the Age of Interplanetary Wars where Earth is in danger from those who would threaten its very existence. From their massive underground complex near Mt. Fuji the Ultra Guard, an elite unit of the Terrestrial Defense Force, stands vigilant as our decisive first-line of defense. But unbeknownst to his teammates, Dan Moroboshi is secretly an extraterrestrial aiding them in their fight to preserve the future of humanity. Dubbed Ultraseven, he aides the Ultra Guard in fighting back alien hordes that would doom the world to conquest. A far greater threat emerges, though, as Ultraseven sees the consequences of his power: can he maintain his soul in the face of constant violence, even when that is necessary to protect his newfound friends?
Much like the Ultraq Q series I had never seen this one, but was a huge fan of Ultraman. Despite being a new series it still captures the same vibe of Ultraman with an all-new character design that has similar elements, but its own thing. The design is still pretty cool although I am not a big fan of the use of actual eyes you can see through the helmet visor. It gives it a cartoon element that makes it harder to get into the series which is pretty ironic since this season was a bit darker it seemed. I may not be and just be the tone of the story, but I think it helped to step things up a bit.
As with every series it offers up plenty of man in suit monsters and still brings the superhero element to the forefront to take on the mighty kaiju. It continues to amaze how many different creatures they came up with and once again this one brings the variety and monster smashing fun that fans crave. I was bummed to learn that the banned episode 12 of the series was still missing from this collection, but I’m sure it was part of the release agreement.
This collection brings the entire season minus the banned episode to one great Blu-ray set. Thankfully Mill Creek is slowly bringing the entire Ultra world to the fans. This collection not only features the complete series but also a 24 page collectible booklet showcasing the episodes, characters, weapons, creatures and more. Grab your copy of UltraSeven: The Complete Series available now from Mill Creek Entertainment.
In addition to this series they have also already released the complete series of Ultra Q, Ultraman: Orb, and Ultraman: Geed, Ultraman: The Complete Series and Return of Ultraman: The Complete Series available now and Ultraman Ace: The Complete Series hitting later this year.
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