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Pokemon Movies 1-3 [SteelBook] [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 4832702
  • Release Date: 02/09/2016
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Three great Pokemon movies in one limited edition collection on Blu-ray. In Pokemon: The First Movie, the lab-created Pokemon Mewtwo wreaks havoc among the "pocket monsters". In Pokemon: The Movie 2000, Ash, Misty and Tracey venture to Shamouti Island, only to encounter rare new Pokemon friends. And in Pokemon 3 The Movie, Ash and his Pokemon buddies must liberate his mother from a crystallized prison. In English and Japanese with English subtitles.
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    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Great widescreen presentation... but not much else

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      ilikeshorts1998
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      Having grown up with the Pokemon franchise, it had been disappointing that the earlier movies in the series were never released to home video in widescreen, always in a cropped fullscreen. With this release, we finally get the first three movies presented in widescreen, but sadly, at a cost of virtually everything else. The movies themselves look good, at least as well as animated movies nearly twenty years old can look. They have been cleaned up a bit for the blu-ray release, but don't expect restoration on the level of Disney here. They were movies made on a budget, and it still shows, with some fuzzy lines and a bit of artifacting, though admittedly looking better than previous DVD releases. The first feature, Mewtwo Strikes Back, is still difficult to sit through, with a lot of strange editing on the part of the dubbing team and the confusing and ever changing goal Mewtwo is working towards, not to mention some cringe inducing lines. The second feature, The Power of One, fares quite a bit better, with some good jokes and clever moments, but still feels like a leftover plot from a video game, with Ash having to collect three trinkets to stop a catastrophe. And you'll be hard pressed to find a Pokemon fan who won't agree that the third feature, Spell of the Unown, is by far one of the best movies in the franchise, with a great, interesting plot, fun dialogue, and some sincerely touching moments. While that takes care of the movies themselves, what about the extras? Sad to say, there are none. The commentaries and bonus features from previous DVD releases have been removed entirely, but by far the most egregious omission is the removal of the Pikachu mini-movies that would play before the feature. It's bizarre that they would be removed, considering they were considered part of the film itself, and it's not like there was space lacking on a BLU-RAY. To add insult to injury, the credits for the mini-movies still roll at the end of the feature film. Not cool, TPC, not cool. In the end, you get a cleaned up widescreen presentation for the main feature films, but in exchange you lose the extras and mini-movies of previous DVD releases. You'll have to decide for yourself if it's worth the trade-off.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Gotta Collect Them All.

      Posted
      Victreebong
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      It's time to step back into time for a minute, when a craze rocked childhood harder than Barbie or G.I. Joe. 1998 hit like a nuclear truck filled with bricks when Pokémon took over the globe. Pokémon GO may have been a hot popcorn f*rt in comparison, but all the things that made the original craze epic still hold up very well in 2017. So here's the first three movies to remind you of a time when Charizard and Mewtwo rivaled for the crown of baddest boi in the sandbox, let's go from worst to best. Pokémon Movie 2000 - OK, so this is probably the second worst movie in the entire franchise. The premise is two sentences, the antagonist is boring, the featured Pokémon are the birds (boring), Lugia doesn't hold a candle to Mewtwo, it's short, the animation is REALLY meh, Pokémon 2000 is a dive. If you bought this on DVD, I feel bad for you. It's purely filler in this set, but it's there. Two stars, mainly because it's got the old team and I'm feeling generous. ** Pokémon 3 - This is an excellent addition to the movie universe, and one of the best animated out there. This is one of the ones that was still cel-shaded before Project Pikachu transitioned to computer shading, and it is remarkably well down. The third act is very dark (color wise) and just about everything casts a shadow. Crystals, faces, Pokémon, everything is well shaded. This entry blows the second movie clear out of the water. It also has a touching story behind it involving a little girl trapped in a desolate crystal world with the memory of her father brought to life by the Unown in the form of the legendary beast, Entei. Yes, you read all of that correctly. Fans of the Legendary Gerbils will be well at home with this movie. The finale also includes a fan favorite in one of the franchises most epic battles. Fantastic movie and reason to own this Limited Edition set. Eight stars. ******** Pokémon The First Movie - This is probably why you eyed the Blu-ray set, and it is the exact same movie it was in 1999. The first movie is part Akira, part clone wars, part mock death, part feels. It takes it's time with its set up, it's antagonist is none other than the crown king of genetic monstrosities turned sympathetic antihero (the best kind), this is the first time fans got to see a lot Pokémon they hadn't aired in the show yet, Pokémon the First Movie is a gem. Did you know that Christina Aguilera and Baby Spice helped with the soundtrack? I didn't know that until the credits. Very well animated and voiced, funny parts, parts with intrigue, between the third movie and the first movie this set gets a five on BB from me. Nine point nine-nine stars from me (Rise of Darkrai will always be my favorite at 10). ********* There's some caveats to this set. There's no Japanese audio track, and there's no subtitles. There's no special features, and there's no Pikachu shorts. Maybe Viz Media didn't obtain the rights to those, I don't know. Each movie is on it's own separate disc, and the set has two parts in its steelcase. So there's no inner "page" for one of the three discs; two of them are staggered on the right side. Still, it's the absolute best the first three have looked and probably will look for years to come. As more of these movies make their way to Blu-ray we're reminded of what made us fall in love with the franchise in the first place. A good pick for kids, dads, moms, the whole family.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      To be the best, like no one ever was...

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      Morganical
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      It's time to step back into time for a minute, when a craze rocked childhood harder than Barbie or G.I. Joe. 1998 hit like a nuclear truck filled with bricks when Pokémon took over the globe. Pokémon GO may have been a hot popcorn f*rt in comparison, but all the things that made the original craze epic still hold up very well in 2017. So here's the first three movies to remind you of a time when Charizard and Mewtwo rivaled for the crown of baddest boi in the sandbox, let's go from worst to best. Pokémon Movie 2000 - OK, so this is probably the second worst movie in the entire franchise. The premise is two sentences, the antagonist is boring, the featured Pokémon are the birds (boring), Lugia doesn't hold a candle to Mewtwo, it's short, the animation is REALLY meh, Pokémon 2000 is a dive. If you bought this on DVD, I feel bad for you. It's purely filler in this set, but it's there. Two stars, mainly because it's got the old team and I'm feeling generous. ** Pokémon 3 - This is an excellent addition to the movie universe, and one of the best animated out there. This is one of the ones that was still cel-shaded before Project Pikachu transitioned to computer shading, and it is remarkably well down. The third act is very dark (color wise) and just about everything casts a shadow. Crystals, faces, Pokémon, everything is well shaded. This entry blows the second movie clear out of the water. It also has a touching story behind it involving a little girl trapped in a desolate crystal world with the memory of her father brought to life by the Unown in the form of the legendary beast, Entei. Yes, you read all of that correctly. Fans of the Legendary Gerbils will be well at home with this movie. The finale also includes a fan favorite in one of the franchises most epic battles. Fantastic movie and reason to own this Limited Edition set. Eight stars. ******** Pokémon The First Movie - This is probably why you eyed the Blu-ray set, and it is the exact same movie it was in 1999. The first movie is part Akira, part clone wars, part mock death, part feels. It takes it's time with its set up, it's antagonist is none other than the crown king of genetic monstrosities turned sympathetic antihero (the best kind), this is the first time fans got to see a lot Pokémon they hadn't aired in the show yet, Pokémon the First Movie is a gem. Did you know that Christina Aguilera and Baby Spice helped with the soundtrack? I didn't know that until the credits. Very well animated and voiced, funny parts, parts with intrigue, between the third movie and the first movie this set gets a five on BB from me. Nine point nine-nine stars from me (Rise of Darkrai will always be my favorite at 10). ********* There's some caveats to this set. There's no Japanese audio track, and there's no subtitles. There's no special features, and there's no Pikachu shorts. Maybe Viz Media didn't obtain the rights to those, I don't know. Each movie is on its own separate disc, and the set has no inner "page" in its steelcase; two of the discs are staggered on the right side. Still, it's the absolute best the first three have looked and probably will look for years to come. As more of these movies make their way to Blu-ray we're reminded of what made us fall in love with the franchise in the first place. A good pick for kids, dads, moms, the whole family.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      There are no extras in this collection. :(

      Posted
      INeverCanRelax
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      Unfortunately, the others are right in stating that this set does not have any extras other than the movies. If it had the Pikachu mini episodes or even subtitles, I would have given it an extra star or two. Despite the lack of additional content, the steelbook looks great. There is a bit of embossing on the front around the Pokémons, and it's glossy (I like my steelbooks to be glossy ;) ). However, my steelbook in particular has some space between the metal and the inside plastic, and it just makes it feel flimsy. Perhaps this may be due to mishandling, like someone squeezed it too much, and the metal may have been bent by a small amount. It's rather a minor inconvenience, and it doesn't bother me that much. There are three discs inside, one for each movie. I can bet you there is wasted space on each disc because the movies themselves are not long. Overall, it's a barebones collection. If you want the movies in hd (though the hd remaster isn't spectacular), then get it at a low cost. I got my copy at $16.99, and I still thought it was too much. Just don't get it at $39.99 unless nostalgia hits you.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Catch'em on Blu-ray!

      Posted
      DBZASHKACHU
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      The first 3 movies have been long out of print for years, so getting these movies on Blu-ray is a real treat. I got them on VHS & DVD and now the circle is complete with Blu-ray. First off the packaging is really slick, all 3 movies are housed in a limited edition steel book case. The picture looks really nice, everything has been cleaned up and the films are presented in widescreen, something that the old DVD's lacked. In my opinion the 3rd movie Spell of the Unknown is the best with it's plot and characters, but all 3 are classic. Chances are if your purchasing this set your and old school fan and now you can share them with new fans! One would think with the 20th anniversary of Pokemon these would include some nice extras, unfortunately they don't. Your just getting the first 3 movies and that's about it, the extras from the older releases aren't carried over. This new set is also missing the Pikachu shorts that played before the films. It's a shame since many fans have fond memories of watching those before the main features and they can't re-experience them. It's not a perfect release but at the end of the day these are still the movies I remember. I'll always re-watch these films, their fun and exciting and yes nostalgic and that's not a bad thing. It's great hearing the original voice cast I grew up with, Veronica Taylor, Eric Stuart, Rachael Lillis & the late Maddie Blaustein you guys are the best! If you own the old releases I'd hold on to them just for the extras and shorts.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Can you say "cash grab"?

      Posted
      JRSD
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      I am not going to go into detail about the movies because, first they are old and you can find far better reviews online about them, and second because if you are here looking at this item you probably either already know about them, or are getting it for someone who does. With that out of the way, I will talk about this specific release. For $40 you get a cleaned-up version of the first 3 Pokémon movies on a single Blu-Ray disc and... that's it. I'm not calling this a remaster because hardly any work has gone into it, with severe artifacting affecting the movies overall. Additionally, all the extras (Pikachu shorts, Behind-the-scenes interviews, Deleted scenes) that were present in the old DVD releases have been removed and replaced with absolutely nothing. Unless you are a super die-hard Pokémon fan that just "Gotta Catch 'em All" there is no value on this release, a true disappointment from The Pokémon Company Inc. and Nintendo.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great for what it is

      Posted
      GaryOak
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      I picked up this steelbook edition last night and was pleasantly surprised when I got it home. As a fan of Pokemon, owning the physical copies of these movies was a must over getting the digital editions on iTunes or Amazon. Unlike another review, mine had three disks. Each movie is on it's own blu-ray disk. The quality was good overall, definitely not an overhaul on remastering. The special features are gone but if at the end of the day you are looking for each movie on a blu-ray disk and really want a physical copy, you should definitely pick this up. If you aren't big into collecting or don't care about having the case in your library then stick with purchasing the digital copies. For what this is, I'm extremely happy with my purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nice collection

      Posted
      GreenTeaDrinker
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      If you're a fan of Pokemon (new or old), this special edition is great for collectors! The HD transfer and quality of the movies came over very well. As the cover indicates, it is a limited edition set of the first 3 Pokemon movies. However, the product description on the website fails to indicate that this is a steelbook case. If not for the fellow reviewers, I would not have known this prior to purchasing, as I prefer regular plastic casing versus steelbook casing. Despite that, the case is sturdy and the cover Pokemon have a nice 3D print. If you haven't scene these movies yet, I definitely recommend this product (especially at its $19.99 sale price)!

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