Genres: Action with an overdose of bloodshed and a little bit of nudity.
Will start by saying that Best Buy seriously has the best buy on this. Cheaper than Rightstuf and Amazon which is awesome to see. This is my first venture into the Berserk universe and now I'm going to have to check out the old TV series as well as read the manga because it was just that good.
"The Egg of the King" takes place in medieval times with kingdoms waging war on each other. Guts is a rogue mercenary that fights for whoever pays the most. After a successful sacking of a castle, he's ambushed by bandits. The bandits turn out to be part of a mercenary group whos leader has taken an interest in Guts and will do whatever it takes to make him his.
Berserk is some good old fashioned hack and slash. Swords, axes, and arrows blowing through someone's head. Bodies being torn apart and impaled by the cavalry. And a few flying limbs as well. Movie is rated M, but Best Buy decided to slap an NC-17 listing on the website for some stupid reason.
Voicing is top notch. Been a while since I watched a Viz program besides Bleach so the actors were fresh and very good. Didn't even imagine touching the subtitles and original audio. Visuals were awesome on Blu-ray with super smooth action #good TV helps, too# and loads of meticulous details. CG was used in a few areas where I wasn't sure why it was there. Blended well, but it was just odd and gave some parts a slight blocky movement.
Soundtrack was superb. These types always seem to have great musical scores to accentuate all the action.
Extras weren't really even there. There's a section with sketch drawings...but that's it. Not even any previews. It does call out Viz's new service called Neon Alley which is a paid subscription available on the PS3 for anime viewing. May check it out.
Only drawbacks were the short length of time at only 76 minutes and that horrible feeling of wanting more at the end. Can't wait for the next movie.