Space Battleship Yamato: The New Voyage (2003) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Space Battleship Yamato: The New Voyage is a made-for-TV movie that comes between the second Space Battleship Yamato television series and Be Forever Yamato (the third Space Battleship Yamato theatrical film). This story features a brand new enemy, the Black Nebula Empire.
Desler returns to Gamilus and discovers the Black Nebula Empire mining the planet for a mineral they need to continue their conquests. Desler attacks the mining operation, and during the battle, Gamilus suddenly explodes. Then, its twin planet Iscandar begins experiencing volcanic eruptions, and the planet leaves its orbit. Desler calls Earth and the Yamato for help, and the crew of the Yamato must team up with Desler to try to save the remaining inhabitants of Iscandar.
The DVD contains several bonus features. There are deleted scenes included as a feature. However, no soundtrack survived for these scenes, so the dialogue only appears as subtitles on the screen, and new music has been added. You can watch the film with these deleted scenes included, but personally, I think watching the entire film this way would take away from the viewing experience. There are also art galleries, an interactive mission map, and some text-only features of behind-the-scenes information about this film.
I’m actually rather impressed with the effort that went into compiling the extras for this DVD, since Space Battleship Yamato: The New Voyage was originally not a theatrical release. If you’re a Yamato fan, you need to see this film in order to understand what’s going on in the next theatrical film, Be Forever Yamato. This DVD should really be in the collection of anyone who considers themselves a fan of Space Battleship Yamato.
About Space Battleship Yamato: The New Voyage (2003)
Starring: Kei Tomiyama, Yôko Asagami, Shûsei Nakamura, Takeshi Aono, Ichirô Nagai
Runtime: 93 minutes
Director: Toshio Masuda Takeshi Shirado