Gantz is a sexually-charged sci-fi head-trip' a gory experiment in flesh and blood where the only thing worse than dying is dying again.If you are chosen by the bizarre black sphere known as the Gantz, you are already dead. You remember dying, yet you can eat, sleep, have sex; it feels a lot like life. Strangers join you in this limbo. While some are good, some are very bad. All are dead like you for now. You might be able to reclaim your mortality. But first, the Gantz demands that you undertake missions of brutality and madness, killing aliens hidden among the population. It is your only chance and you have no choice. You must play this disturbing game. You must experience this nightmare. And if you die again and you likely will it's permanent. As Gantz opens, alienated high-school student Kei Kurono and his childhood friend Masuru Kato are killed rescuing a wino who's fallen on the subway tracks. They wake up in a room dominated by Gantz, a mysterious black sphere that sends them and other newly dead people on missions to kill weird aliens hiding on Earth. Among the recently departed is buxom redhead Kei Kishimoto, and Kurono's visible reactions to her overendowed figure constitute one of the running gags in the series. But Kei falls for Kato, who can't bring himself to shoot even the most grotesque alien--although he has no qualms about beating a menacing upperclassman to a pulp. After each assignment, Gantz awards the surviving participants points: if anyone makes it through enough battles and takes out enough aliens to acquire 100 points, they're set free. The inane plot is little more than an excuse to show all the blood, gore, and nudity the filmmakers can pack into each 22-minute episode. Although Kurono goes berserk fighting aliens, he can't save his friends from being crushed, shot, eviscerated, and cut in half. The story shifts illogically, violating rules that were established a few episodes earlier, before stumbling to a conclusion that has nothing to do with most of the previous action. Gantz feels...
The Vision of Escaflowne: Part Two (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
The world of Gaea is on the brink of war. As evil Zaibach continues to lay waste to the lands, Hitomi and Van must use the magnificent Guymelef Escaflowne to stop them. With the help of the handsome knight Allen and their comrades, they embark on a journey to find the Mystic Valley and the secret of Atlantis. But even with Hitomi's powers and ability to see into the future, it is no easy task-especially when Van's own brother, Folken, is also hunting him. As Hitomi hones her powers, she finds that it becomes harder to cope. Seeing the death of people she's come to know is hard to handle. On top of it all, her heart cannot decide between the handsome Allen or the brash Van. Her destiny could very well rely on that one choice. And there's still the matter of getting her back home! Can the world of Gaea be saved, or will the ravages of war tear it apart?
2029 - A female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master,” a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts. Together, with her fellow agents from Section 9, they embark on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity. Ghost in the Shell took the world by storm in the mid-90’s, exhibiting a new dimension of anime with unprecedented, mesmerizing cinematic expression. Seamlessly merging traditional animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle challenged the boundaries of mainstream animation with detailed artistic expression and a uniquely intelligent story line. Veteran director Mamoru Oshii skillfully creates the ultimate anime experience in this futuristic masterpiece based on the groundbreaking comic book by Masamune Shirow. A movie that questions human existence in the fast-paced world of the information age, this award-winning, cyber-tech thriller has established itself as one of the leading Japanese animation films of all time.
Luffy and Hancock arrive at the underwater prison of Impel Down, where the Snake Princess uses every ounce of her beguiling charm to smuggle him past the guards. Once inside, unexpected alliances help Luffy survive the increasingly dangerous levels of the prison. At the depths of it all lies the poisonous Warden Magellan whose toxins put the rubber-man’s life at stake. It’s up to his new allies to save him by tracking down a miracle worker rumored to have vanished into the gates of hell. Enter Ivankov. This larger-than-life personality has the Healing Hormones needed to save Luffy, but the cure could take years off the pirate’s life! With his brother just beyond reach, Luffy must take the ultimate leap of faith before it’s too late.
Time is running out for the guild when Oración Seis kidnaps Lucy with plans to merge her with a catastrophic clock. Fairy Tail must work quickly to save their guildmate and stop the enchanted timepiece before Fiore Kingdom falls into a waking nightmare. But that's not all that stands in their way: the Legion Platoon has decided to save the world as well, but they plan to destroy the clock and Lucy along with it! With each chime reality descends into chaos, and in the end, the wizards might be too late to save anyone. But at least they have the Grand Magic Games to look forward to when the dust settles! Although this guild-versus-guild battle may be masking a sinister plot, as more than one guild plans to target Fairy Tail. Before the competition even begins, Natsu and his friends will be lucky if they even make it to the opening ceremony alive!
Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters Part One [Blu-ray]
Seven years have passed since Cell’s defeat, and the Z Fighters have returned to normal life. Goku has continued his training in the Other World, Krillin has gotten married, and Gohan has his hands full attempting to navigate the pitfalls of high school. But with the new World Martial Arts Tournament about to begin, it’s time for Goku and the Z Fighters to reunite and face off against the greatest warriors on Earth! Meanwhile, the evil wizard Babidi has traveled across the galaxy on a quest for revenge, hoping to fulfill his father’s thwarted dreams of universal domination. The Supreme Kai has come to enlist the aid of the Z Fighters in his effort to prevent Babidi from awakening a monster of unimaginable terror—Majin Buu!