Space Battleship Yamato DVD Review

Director: Takashi Yamazaki

Starring: Takuya Kimura, Meisa Kuroki, Toshiro Yanagiba, Naoto Ogata, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Shin’ichi Tsutsumi, Maiko, Reiko Takashima,

Running Time: 137 minutes

Certificate: 15

Toho have given us many great adventures from the past, so who could blame them for shelling out for the Japans most expensive film of all time, Space Battleship Yamato. Now as we know, a big budget doesn’t immediately equal a great film, but when it comes to world cinema you can generally deduce that that budget will be spread and stretched to its full extent. In terms of visuals Space Battleship Yamato doesn’t disappoint, it manages to stand up against even Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, as well as keeping an unpolished look that has proved so endearing when considering the Godzilla and Ultraman franchises.

Space Battleship Yamato will be familiar to anyone who followed the original anime, or to anyone who follows sci-fi in general.

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