Based on a popular videogame, GENEON has released
“GUNGAVE: VOL. 1”
The main character, Brandon Heat, has returned from the grave with a
vengeance. His driving ambition is to destroy Milleneon, a mob
organization using the “undead” to carry out its dirty work. But,
destroying Milleneon, is only a means to an end. His biggest goal is
to kill Harry MacDowel, his former best friend, and now leader of
GENEON has preserved the show’s original 1.78:1 aspect ratio, with
16:9 enhancement. While there are some incredibly rich, vibrant
colorful scenes, most of this show is intentionally dark due to its
horrific atmosphere. Still, the dark scenes offer great clarity.
Contrast is excellent.
GENEON has provided three 5.1 mixes here! The original Japanese
soundtrack is available in either DTS or Dolby Digital 5.1, and the
American version is offered in Dolby Digital 5.1 While the DTS mix
offers slightly better bass, both are fantastic. It’s not filled
with non-stop effects, but as evident in the opening segment, when
directional effects are used, they’re very effective!
The English Dolby Digital 5.1 mix offers decent dubbing and the mix
is on par with its Japanese counterpart.
There are four episodes offered, all of which are necessary viewing,
despite their complex back&forth narrative, to understand the series’
direction. The best episode, “YOUNG DOGS” is worthy of repeated