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Kite [Blu-ray] [1998]-Front_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Legendary action classic

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    Dval
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    Genre: Action, (mature if you get the uncut version) Length: 50 minutes. 60 minutes with uncut. Kite is one of those cult classics like Perfect Blue that are so beautifully animated and wonderfully voiced that they stand the test of time. Kite is the story of a girl named Sawa who has been trained to be an assassin. Her parents were killed at an early age. The man who has adopted her is raising her as a killer for hire. She's training to find and kill the person(s) that murdered her parents. Along the way, she encounters a young man in the same line of work named Oburi. Kite is a pretty darn good movie. Practically no filler, non-stop action, and great animation. For a movie of its age, the cinematography is amazing. You can definitely tell that it was a high budget film that pulled all of the stops out. And the action scenes are done amazingly. Missing limbs. blown off fingers, exploding heads, and whatever else happens are drawn incredibly well. While the movie is a classic, it does have it's shortcomings. Mainly, it's too short. At only 50-60 minutes, you can't connect with the characters or get a deep background. The focus on action pulls away from most of the storytelling. Also, while the story is pretty linear, it jumps straight from the beginning to the end then starts off on a tangent that abruptly ends. Basically, it needed a full 2 hours or an OVA series to be better. Kite came in 2 versions. This one and the uncut one. I picked up the uncut version and only recommend it if you don't have a problem with graphic non-consensual content. Sadly, it adds nothing to the story and just turns it from a "R" rating to NC-17. At least it extended it from 50 to 60 minutes :/

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wait for the Director's Cut/Uncut version

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    BHSlick
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    Let me just be clear that I am neither a huge "fanservice" nut nor am I against it. I just like to have things as they were originally meant to be viewed. In the case of Kite, that happens to mean some very explicit scenes and this blu-ray is clearly missing them. I have Kite on DVD and was looking to upgrade but my disc is 60 minutes long while this one is only 45. If you have Kite, the Director's Cut or Kite Uncut, hold on to it. If you have never seen Kite before, look for those DVD versions. Do not pick this one up unless it is your ONLY option. Kite is heavy in mature content even with the missing scenes. There is no point in not giving the full experience or at least having both versions available in the package.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mixed bag for the Blu-ray of Kite

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    Sugei007
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    First and foremost, this is the "international cut" of Kite. This is not the original more graphic version. Next, most of Kite looks really good on Blu-ray but some parts could not be fully restored and look like they came from a VHS tape. It is only a few minutes of screen time but it is sprinkled throughout the run time and is jarring when you get used to how good the rest of Kite looks on Blu-ray. While I would have preferred BOTH cuts of Kite on Blu-ray FULLY restored, I am still glad to have this Blu-ray of Kite in my collection. It is still a great OVA and for the most part still looks really good. Hopefully, one day we get a better release.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent movie

    Posted
    Rogueleader17
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    If I had seen this a while ago I might have been really impressed but with all the stuff coming out today it feels kinda bland.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    lots of action

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    doormen
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    if you like the kill bill movie then this one should be on your list to watch

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good,

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    ActuallySusie
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    Really good show!!! I really liked this anime series!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great DVD

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    tiger268
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    This movie was done good. Like how it was being done.

    I would recommend this to a friend