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SAILOR MOON SUPER S (Black Dream Hole): THE MOVIE (UNCUT SPECIAL EDITION) (a J!-ENT Anime DVD Review)

October 1, 2002 by  



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MOVIE COMPANY: Pioneer Entertainment
DIRECTED BY: Directed by Hiroki Shibata
PRODUCED BY: Hiroe Tsukamoto and Louis Hurtubise
RATING: For ages 13 and up
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DURATION: 60 minutes


The wicked Badiyanu has come to capture all the children to gain enough power to absorb the Earth into her Black Dream Hole.  The Black Dream Hole is located in the center of Badiyanu’s castle and absorbs all the dream energy from the children.  The more children Badiyanu kidnaps, the larger the dream hole gets.  Once it reaches a certain size it will be large enough to swallow the planet sentencing all the people to eternal sleep in evil dream boxes!  When Badiyanu finds out Mini Moon has an enormous power that will greatly assist her in her quest, she kidnaps Mini Moon along with the other children.

Will Sailor Moon and the Sailor Scouts reach Mini Moon and the children in time?  Or will Badiyanu prevail in drawing the Earth into the eternal Dream Vortex?

DVD EXTRAS:

• Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
• Color, Animated
• Production Stills

KNOWN DVD SECRET(S):

None that I know of.

DVD REVIEW:

I saw this movie a year ago and I remember how I felt that it was good but more geared to the younger audience.  The story focuses this time on Chibi Usa or Mini Moon (whatever name the Dub uses).  I also feel that this movie is the weakest of all Sailor Moon movies.

When I say weak…I don’t mean bad…I mean it doesn’t make me want to watch this many times.  I like the sad storylines…btw, for the Sailor Moon fans.. I was hoping they would get Sailor Saturn in this movie but I guess that psycho storyline on Sailor Moon S was too scary for kids.

As for the animation, I’m glad it wasn’t as faded as Sailor Moon S but where the DVD for R was an improvement over it’s predecessor, this DVD is not better than R…  Not much in terms for special features this time around.  The production stills are still nice but I wonder why they never include the movie trailers.  Those trailers are pretty cool!!!

Anyway, if you have bought the other two DVD’s and are a fan of the series, you will most likely purchase this DVD anyway.  But if you are a fan and don’t know which DVD to buy out of the three movies, start with the first one and go in continuation.  A definite must-see for fans of Chibi Usa.  For fans of the anime, a slight above average movie.  

THE ANIME:  B-
THE DVD EXTRAS:  C-
THE DVD OVERALL:  C+






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