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Berserk: The Golden Age Arc - The Movie Collection [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 5244304
  • Release Date: 06/07/2016
  • Rating: NR
$29.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (160 out of 164)

    Special Features


    • Production art galleries
    • Japanese trailers,
    • TV spots, and teasers
    • Susumu Hirasawa "Aria" live concert
    • Interviews with Aki Toyosaki, Minako Kotobuki, and Eiko Tanaka
    • Outtakes
    • "The Battle For Doldrey" U.S. premiere
    • Ending theme "Breakthough"

    Synopsis


    Berserk: The Golden Age Arc - The Egg of the King
    An epic trilogy gets underway in this sweeping medieval adventure that finds lone-wolf fortune hunter Guts recruited into a mercenary group dubbed "The Band of the Hawk," but questioning the impetus of the team's leader Griffith following a decisive victory on the battlefield. Meanwhile, a dark storm begins to gather on the horizon. Based on the bestselling manga by author Kentaro Miura (Noa, King of Wolves). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 2 - The Battle for Doldrey
    Guts considers where his life will lead if he continues to fight with the Band of the Hawk, and becomes closer to Casca, a female warrior. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

    Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 3 - Descent
    This hard hitting release from the anime film franchise Berserk: The Golden Age Arc follows the third installment of the series, as the Band of the Hawk is on the run, nearing the point of disbanding completely. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 164 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great fast-paced action anime (not for kids)

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      Stingray019
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      I picked up my copy of Berserk because I was looking for some new anime and I thought the cover looked pretty cool. After reading a few positive reviews online, and because the price for this collection was more reasonable than a lot of anime on disc I decided to go for it. I was blown away by the richness of the colors, the way the characters moved in the fantastic fight scenes, and the great voice acting. The story is gripping, and at times will have you on the edge of your seat. That said, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc is comprised of 3 feature length anime films derived from a long-running Japanese manga (comic book) series. While the first film and a good portion of the second are mostly standard medieval action fare, at the end of the second film and especially in the third the tone of the series becomes much darker. While I thoroughly enjoyed Berserk, it is not at all for children and has some disturbing scenes that will unsettle some viewers. If that doesn't bother you however, and you are a fan of anime and medieval style combat, this film collection will blow you away!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Big fan of the original, but this version's bad

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      Autobot
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      I'm a huge fan of the original 90s Berserk TV series. The story was incredible and the animation was top-notch for its time. I would say Berserk is one of my Top-3 favorite anime series of all time! This 3-movie collection condenses the story from the TV series, and in the process, loses some of the intricacies and impact. That is to be expected in any series-to-movie adaptation. The CG animation is what really lets this collection down. The movement of the characters are unnatural and jarring. The camera angles that the director uses are awkward and distracting. At least the basic storyline is still there. That's the only thing that saves this version from being a total flop.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The best Berserk yet

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      Lagnarock
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      *Spoiler alert* This is the remake and additional footage from original TV series looooooooooooong time ago. Originally the TV series suddenly ended on middle of story. but this remade collection has all the main story. so you don't need to worry about understanding the storyline with this. only con is the end of this movie is the beginning of the Berserk story. This contains 3 movies with 3 Blu-rays. If you are Berserk fan, you have to get it. If you like the gore and realistic anime, you gotta get this. Especially if you are huge fan of comic book, you can't miss this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent retelling

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      Nalebranc
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      These three movies are an excellent retelling and consolidation of the original manga, which was adapted into a prior anime series from the 90's. For Berserk fans, the movies include the major plot points from the Golden Age Arc in the manga, with familiar visuals from the anime. Only major changes were some tweaking of the character and object designs to make them look more realistic and not with typical anime style. Non-fans or new fans may have to pause due to the fast pace, but they can keep up and will be able to figure out what is going on. The combination of traditional animation and CGI were done very nicely.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great dark fantasy anime

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      Trevor
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      The Berserk trilogy is a condensed take on a season-long anime, which represents a single story arc in a long-running manga. It is very violent, very visceral, but the violence exists only insofar as to explore the depths of the characters. The series features horror elements, including violence against children and torture, that are not for the faint of heart. If you enjoy the movies, I would highly recommend watching the 1995 anime or reading the manga. There is also a new anime with one season out that picks up after the movies leave off.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Trash

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      stimpson
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      Bestbuy's review system doesn't let me use the "s-word," much less the "r-word," so I'll rephrase it and say that the third movie contains a graphic "non-consensual" scene. The "r-word" is much more appropriate for what that was. Yes, it has a mature rating, but that went way too far for me. On top of that, the overall story isn't great. It seems to wander aimlessly and then has a terribly unsatisfying ending. Just awful. Hated it so much I destroyed the blurays rather than even sell it to some resale place. Trash.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great adaptation

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      rellom7
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      If you've read the manga or watched the 90's anime, you will not be disappointed. I think the voiceovers are the same for this series as were from that one season. The visuals are like 100 times better, BizMedia did a great job with that. Its pretty much season 1 of the anime, but sped up and with a few added details that where left out from the 90's series all the way to the eclipse. If you like anime, this is a really good/dark/action packed anime that you'll enjoy. I got it on sale, so that was a plus.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      All three parts of a great Anime.

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      ohitikta
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      To clear this up at the beginning: this is a three part movie that leads in to the series. It is based in medieval times, and incorporates the supernatural into a tale of a mercenary band that discovers an awesome warrior they want to add to their ranks. The character development is great, and the story is in no way predictable. One of my favorite recent animes. These movies deal with intense subject matter and violence. This is not an animated film for children. Treat it like Deadpool.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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