11/24/2017  
Take Me To The River on Blu-ray & DVD Feb 5Phantom From 10,000 Leagues (1956) on Blu-ray & DVD Jan 5Condemned on DVD & Blu-ray Jan 5Broad City: Season 2 on DVD Jan 5McHale's Navy: The Complete Series on DVD No 17Return to Sender on Blu-ray & DVD Sep 29The Phantom of the Opera with Lon Chaney Blu-ray & DVD Oct 13

follow us on twitter

dOc on facebook

NE News Editor

Jennifer Esposito Is Your Newest NCIS Agent in Season 1...
Critics Are Split on Ghostbusters Reboot ...
'Respect is key': The Game, Snoop Dogg lead march to LA...
Kristen Stewart's Sheer Dress At 'Equals' Premiere -- S...
"A Slow Slipping Away"-- Kris Kristofferson's Long-Undi...
Fox News' Roger Ailes Sued for Sexual Harassment by Ous...
Garrison Keillor Retires from 'Prairie Home Companion' ...
Jennifer Aniston is Pregnant: Star Steps Out in Loose D...
Hiddleswift Is One Big Song Promotion -- A Theory...
Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley files for ...





Microsoft Store

Share: email   Print      Technorati.gif   StumbleUpon.gif   MySpace   digg.gif delicious.gif   google.gif   magnolia.gif   facebook.gif
Permalink: Permalink.gif



Buy from Amazon

Buy from Amazon.com

ADV Films presents
Robotech #8: The Masters: Revelations (1985)

"We'll make them regret showing their puny alien faces around here."
- Angelo Dante

Review By: Jeff Ulmer   
Published: October 30, 2001

Stars: Greg Snow, Reba West, Jonathan Alexander, Drew Thomas
Other Stars: Deanna Morris, Thomas Wyner, Brittany Harlow, Donn Warner, Alex Roberts, Tony Oliver, A. Gregory, Noel McGrath, Sandra Snow
Director: Robert Barron, Ippei Kuri

Manufacturer: IFPI
MPAA Rating: Not Rated for (mild animated violence)
Run Time: 01h:19m:44s
Release Date: October 30, 2001
UPC: 702727022326
Genre: anime


Style
Grade
Substance
Grade
Image Transfer
Grade
Audio Transfer
Grade
Extras
Grade
B+ BC+C+ D

DVD Review

With disc number 8 of Robotech, we are getting the halfway point of the Southern Cross-based portion of the show, which tells the story of The Robotech Masters. This race had engineered the giant Zentraedi warriors as their slaves, but in the wake of the Zentraedi defeat at the hands of the United Earth Forces, The Masters now face the offspring of the original Superdimensional Fortress crew in an attempt to recapture the last remaining stores of the protoculture necessary for their survival. Another 15 years in Earth's history are covered in The Masters.

Earth Forces have succeeded in downing a huge alien spaceship, but are unaware of its true significance. Attempts to attack the ship meet with defeat, but a plan is put in place to try to infiltrate the ship and discover the nature of their enemy. Lieutenant Dana Stirling, whose command of the 15th ATAC squadron was put in place after its commanding officer was demoted, volunteers his squadron for this mission. Soon, she faces difficulty when Bowie Grant, one of her crew, finds himself arrested by the Global Military Police. Grant's recent distractions have been the cause of some near-fatal mistakes on the battlefield. When Bowie ends up joining the team at the last minute, he can't be aware that he will be walking into a trap set by The Masters, who wish to capture Earth specimens to experiment on. Their mission will introduce us to more of this alien race, and give us a good tour of their ship.

Where the first disc of The Masters dealt mainly with introducing the characters and the new threat to Earth's security, with this second disc the relationships between the members of the Army of the Southern Cross begin to come to the forefront. Dana finds her ancestry as the first half human, half Zentraedi child, to be distracting her, especially after her encounter with the alien Zor, who she faced on the battlefield piloting his red bioroid. Bowie finds himself captivated by a strange alien girl, and the womanizing former ATAC commander, Sean Phillips, will find himself a love interest before the disc is out.

There is still an endless parade of battelfield encounters, and plenty of action. The added relationship elements help diversify interest and attention. We also are given hints about an even more deadly threat to Earth's survival, as the quest for the protoculture takes on even greater dimensions. While the presentation leaves a lot to be desired, the story is still entertaining, and seems to have potential.

Rating for Style: B+
Rating for Substance: B

 

Image Transfer

 One
Aspect Ratio1.33:1 - Full Frame
Original Aspect Ratioyes
Anamorphicno


Image Transfer Review: Image quality again varies, though for the most part is pretty reasonable, with heavy grain limited to the opening episode, after which it's pretty moderate. Color shifts continue to be an issue, as does the weak color palette. Source damage is minimal. Overall, tending to the better end of the spectrum we have seen so far, but still underwhelming.

Image Transfer Grade: C+

 

Audio Transfer

 LanguageRemote Access
MonoEnglishno


Audio Transfer Review: Audio quality varies more than some of the other discs, though tends to be fairly sibilant most of the time. The final episode fares the worst with edgy to distorted dialogue in many places.

Audio Transfer Grade: C+

 

Disc Extras

Full Motion menu
6 Other Trailer(s) featuring Farscape, Dai-Guard, Generator Gawl, Those Who Hunt Elves, Getter Robo, Princess Nine
Packaging: other
Picture Disc
1 Disc
1-Sided disc(s)
Layers: dual

Extras Review: Grab the collector's box if you want the goodies, as all you'll find on this disc are trailers for Farscape, Dai-Guard, Generator Gawl, Those Who Hunt Elves, Getter Robo and Princess Nine.

Extras Grade: D

 

Final Comments

The eighth installment in the Robotech collection puts us well into the plot of the second major story arc. Presentation quality continues to be variable, but the episode count/price point ratio remains attractive. Supplemental features remain isolated to the boxed configuration.

 


Back to top

Search 10,000+ titles:

or Advanced Search

DVD REVIEW ARCHIVE


Get FREE Shipping on all orders at TimeLife.com! - 120x90

 



Microsoft Store

Keywords

television, jennifer esposito, blue bloods, ncis, mark harmon. duane henry, wilmer valderrama, michael weatherly, bull, movie, ghostbusters, comedy, chris helmsworth, melissa mcarthy, kristen wiig, celebrity, rap, game, shoop dogg, jayceon terrell taylor, alton sterling, kristen stewart, equals, jonathan simkhal, nicholas hoult, music, kris kristofferson, country music hall of fame, alzheimers, lyme disease, fox news, gretchen carlson, fox and friends, steve doocy, roger ailes, the real story with gretchen carlson, radio, garrison keillor, a prairie home companion, jennifer anniston, baby bump, justin theroux, taylor swift, tom hiddleston, calvin harris, lisa marie presley, michael lockwood, riley and benjamin keough, danny keough, michael jackson, nicolas cage, tom affleck, boston fan, bill simmons, hbo show, any given wednesday, tom brady, deflategate, hamilton, lin-manuel mianda, periscope, heart tweet machine, hamilton mixtape, cable, hbo, curb your enthusiasm, larry david, bernie sanders, saturday night live, maya and marty, christina grimmie, murdered, plaza live, before you exit, marcus grimmie, nashville, cmt, president brian phillips, the tonight show, jimmy fallon, president obama, the roots, hillary clinton, tim mcgraw, faith hill, maggie mcgraw, humble and kind, ellen degeneres show, titi pierce, coldwell banker robbins & free realty, hairspray live!, tracy turnblad, york theatre company, john waters, jennifer hudson, harvey fierstein, martin short, derek hough, j.k. rowling, harry potter and the cursed child, noma dumezweni, emma watson, judd apatow, paul freig, melissa mccarthy, romance, history channel, roots, remake, anika noni rose, t.i., malachi kirby, josh duhamel, transformers, fergie, black eyed peas, axl, double dutchess, abc, music city, grand ole opry, chip esten, lennon stella, the voice, alisan porterm, christina aguilera, ceelo green, ariana grande, sia, the little big town, 2016 billboard music awards, pink, just like fire, pamela neal, warrior princess, send my love (to your new lover), billboard music awards, adele, patrick daughters, bryan cranston, lbj, all the way, melissa leo, frank langella, todd weeks, hard sell, kristin chenoweth, wicked

On Facebook!
digitallyOBSESSED!
digitallyOBSESSED!
Promote Your Page Too

Visit:

Zarabesque.com

Original Magic Dress.com

Susti Heaven

Become a Reviewer | Search | Review Vault | Reviewers
Readers | Webmasters | Privacy | Contact
Microsoft Store