Buy These DVDs Already!

I always make it a personal habit to pitch for the Discotek DVDs once per year, and since the topic came up, here we go again, kids.  Buy these DVDs for Puss in Boots and Animal Treasure Island!  These are excellent discs, containing the full movies with Japanese language, as well as long-lost English language dubs, trailers, and very nice packaging.

Of course, I would wish the image quality was better, but this is the fault of Toei, who only released their classic animation movies in single-layer DVD format in the year 2000.  That's right, they haven't touched their "Golden Age" films in a decade.  Amazing, isn't it?  Well, let's show some support and prove the demand is out there.

Oh, and lest I forget, Discotek also released Toei's excellent 1979 anime Taro the Dragon Boy.  It's a rare return to form for the company, whose fortunes had long since faded by that time.  It's very much in the style of the lavish production and Disney-esque visuals from Toei Doga's golden era (1958-1972).  Be sure to grab this one while you can.  If Puss in Boots and Animal Treasure Island have only sold a few copies in the USA, than Taro probably sold in the single digits.  Again, anime fans need to support their history.


James said...

I checked out these two films, Animal Treasure Island and Puss in Boots, through Netflix. I really enjoyed Puss in Boots - it had some good animation and story, but Animal Treasure Island seemed boring to me. I don't remember if I even finished it. So thanks for recommending these - I would not have seen them earlier if you hadn't recommended them on your site.

Thomas said...

Tried to watch Animal Treasure Island, but with yellow subtitles I gave up. I absolutely hate yellow subs, and would be grateful for info on this in the future. Please. Is Puss in Boots also yellow?

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