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The Vampire Archive

Posted in Book Reviews, Fun Stuff, Manga and Anime reviews, Movie Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2010 by Sahkmet

Here is my annual update on all the Vampire related things I own. ūüôā

I was cleaning my room so, what the heck!

Photos:

Bela Lugosi greeting Ms. Lucy from Dracula 1931

Bela Lugosi sucking the blood from Ms. Lucy from Dracula 1931

Christopher Lee and his victim from one of his many Dracula Hammer films.

Two little snip-shots of Bela from the Redford Theatre.

LaserDics: *Basically giant DVDs*

Son of Dracula, 1943 starring Lon Chaney Jr. *Not that great of a movie*

Special Edition Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992. Starring Gary Oldman. *I have not seen the film on this laserdisc and hope to keep it that way, in its pretty sleeve for collector’s value. Got it on a pile of Lasedisc dad got on Ebay about two or less years ago*

Vampire’s Kiss, 1988. Starring Nicolas Cage. *Haven’t seen it yet but I do wish to.*

Not Shown: Kiss of the Vampire, Hammer film. *An interesting movie, with alot of love for the score. The composer wrote the featured concerto JUST for this film!*

VHS:

Nosferatu 1979, English dub. *Not so good to have the dub*

Return of the Vampire, 1944 starring Bela Lugosi. *bought cheap from a fellow Bela-collector last year*

Vampire Hunter D, 1985 anime film. *got in a bundle of bad vampire films, lucky me!*

A Return to Salem’s Lot, 1987 sequel. *not seen yet, because I need to see the first film!*

Dracula 2000, starring Gerard Butler. *I secretly watched this two years ago, as it has an R rating. Okay, not too good film. Interesting Dracula concept*

Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992 starring Gary Oldman. *not my favorite but definitely an artsy, awesome movie. Perfect for those who love a Dracula/Mina romance, and Gary Oldman*

NOT PICTURED:¬†Dusk Till Dawn, Ankle Biters, American Vampyre, Hollywood Vampire and Razor Blade Smile. *The last one is a horrible 1998 movie, but at the same time a bit interesting. Has some commentary on the 90’s Goths before 2000 hit big time with the pure invention of modern Emos and Twilight*

DVDs:

Vampire Hunter D, 2001. Anime movie. *This rocked my world in 2007!

*The Bela Lugosi Collection: *five films*Dracula, a collection of films including the original Nosferatu, The Vampire Bat, Messiah of Evil, Satanic Rites of Dracula * Christopher Lee hammer Dracula film*, Grave of the Vampire and The Thirsty Dead.

Count Dracula 1973 directed by Jess Franco. *poor movie, but Lee took initiative to finally do a proper Dracula film than the hash he was doing for Hammer*

Dracula 1979 starring Frank Langella. *Very lovely film, but not 1005 the best*

Dracula the BBC miniseries 1976 starring Louis Jourdan. *This is udnerappreciated! Its the closet to the book in EVERYTHING!*

Van Helsing 2004 starring Richard Roxburgh. *I had a huge crush on Roxula here, that’s what got me into vampires in the first place, the winter of 2006.*

The Complete Trinity Blood Boxset. *A very nice anime, especially the music. Sadly I’m sure it pales in comparison with the original novels, and definitly to the manga I’ve read!*

Books: *in no particular order. In * marks are notes on where I got it from and memories attached to it*

The Ultimate Dracula: Collection of short stories with stories by Anne Rice, Dan Simmons…1991 *Used bookstore in Chicago, 2007. Really nice chilling reads*

Lust for Blood: The Continuing Story of Vampires by Olga Hoyt 1984. *from a friend of the theatre. Scared the hell out of me with the account on Batharoy in school!*

Vampire: The Complete Guide to the World of the Undead by Manuela Dunn Mascetti 1992. *Used bookstore 2 years ago. Very ncie coffeetable book.*

The Vampyre by John Polidori, and the original idea’s fragment by Lord Byron. Dover publishing with two other early gothic novels, originally 1966 now plastic reprint. *This was also from the same bookstore in Ferndale, MI. I couldn’t pass up on reading the first Gothic novels!*

The Vampire: In Legend and Fact by Basil Cooper 1973. *This book basically from a time before the 90’s and right before the Anne Rice craze has ALOT of information on the Twilight-like craze associated with the show Dark Shadows. Very informative, a piece of history. From a friend of the theatre about last year.*

Vampires, Wine and Roses short story collection 1997. *I haven’t finished this yet, its a lovely book. From the Ferndale bookstore nearly two years ago.*

Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction short story collection. Also introduction and edited by historian Leonard Wolf. 1997. *This is another good collection of fine pre-2000’s vampire stories. Chicago bookstore as well, 3 years ago.*

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. *I read this before the hype, and I still didn’t like it. I thought it was a boring urban fantasy*

Fangoria Vampires: Collection of Interviews 1996. *Great historical content on Fangoria magazine interviews of vampire films late 80’s till mid 90’s. Includes insight on¬†The Lost Boys, Innocent Blood, From Dusk till Dawn, The Two Vampire Orphans, etc.*

American Vampires. Fans, Victims, Practitioners by Norine Dresser. 1989. *The author talks about people who really think they are vampires and a bit about the vampire in the media. An updated version of Basil Cooper’s historical-modern accounts of vampire-media basically, but with more focus on the vamp-goths as they arose into the 90’s. Interesting but still a poor read. From the theatre friend as well last year.*

100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories collection of lesser-known-author’s vamp stories. 1995. *This was from Chicago 3 years ago. I read this at my grandparent’s house. Its a great nostalgic book for me, with that old yellowing musty old book smell. Tear in the top corner of the paper cover.*

A Dream of Dracula: In Search of the Living Dead by then-younger Dracula historian Leonard Wolf. 1972¬†first edition hardcover. *Some people are lucky to have this. I think this is an AMAZING book by the amazing renowned professor on his observations, like the ‘American Vampire’ book by Norine, of real vampire people and the vamps in media. However this is a time fresh from the 60’s! Its amazing to read and a treasure to have this book. I spent many a month, two years ago, looking at it in the Ferndale bookstore before finally getting it*

The Mammoth Book of Vampires New Edition of 2004. Edited by Stephen Jones. *Another large collection of standard and hidden, marvelous 90’s gems of short stories. Includes stuff from Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman and Kim Newman as well. Also from the Chicago bookstore 3 years ago.*

Dracula: Prince of Many Faces by Radu R. Florescu and Baymond T. McNally. 1989 paperback first edition.  *THIS IS A MUST HAVE for ALL DRACULA HISTORIANS. They have charted and talked of his life and times, the Real Vlad the Impaler. This was one of the first Dracula books I got beginning my craze early 2007.*

The Vampire Chronicles: Interview with the Vampire, The vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned in one large book, by Anne Rice. 1976, 1985, and 1988. Book edition 2003. *Anne Rice’s books have a peculiar lovely style and stories to tell that are good reads, however they are unique and have their own set of opinions. Many don’t like to read them, which is quite fine. I¬† infact got so bored and moved on I haven’t read the other Vampire books she’s written nor even the 4th in the series yet! But I will, some day.*

The Essential Dracula by Bram Stoker, annotated by Leonard Wolf. 1975, book edition 2004. *For those who want to delve deeper into the original novel, this is the annotated version with surprising wonderful notes on sentences, origins etc. for the Stoker-aholic. I recommend if ye be studying the novel deeper with the help of the wonderful Leonard. Got from the Science Fiction Book club last year*

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. 2005, paperback. *This was a book recommended by my old-friend’s mother. Its world acclaimed and a good novel, and stems in the line of a deeper Vlad the Impaler-related mystery like the ‘Da Vinci Code’ with secret societies and such. Great novel, very intelligent.*

Salem’s Lot by Stephen King, 1975. This edition 1999. *Good Stephen-esque horror story, dealing with my favorite subject of ‘small towns of America being haunted by something’. But still, ‘IT’ is a way better ‘version’ of this. I haven’t read much King yet. This was a birthday gift, from the Ferndale store, by my best friend Kitleigh. Read it over the Blue Lake music camp summer 2010*

The Vampire Archives: The Most Complete volume of Vampire Tales ever Published.2006. *This is a BIG PAPERBACK and I’m still reading it. It has classics from the 1800’s and beyond. Wonderful, the world needs a book like this to help collect things from our vampire history.*

The Bloody Red Baron by Kim Newman. 1995. *Great novel, Chicago bookstore 2007. Alternate take on World War 1, in a world ruled by vampires*

The Vampire: A Study by Montague Summers. Edition 1991, study unknown. *This book bored me *got it 3 years ago from the Ferndale bookstore* because its a detailed indepth giant thesis on every bit of ancient history of all culture’s of vampires! A certain good read of information for the in-depth vampireologist.*

Blood Groove by Alex Bledsoe. 2009. *This book I got recently from the Scifi club. Its a nice story but I didn’t like it, even if the Urban Fantasy is set in 1971, and even if it mentions a ‘YES’ song! However enjoy if you will if you like a modern-book on a time of vampires that was populated with Hammer films*

The Society Of S by Susan Hubbard. 2007. *This is an okay-story, got it almost 3 years ago from the Scifi club. The story of a girl who’s really a vampire, a very moody book. But the writing didn’t give the main character or her family much depth. I didn’t like the style, too empty. Reminded me of Bella.*

Bloodline and Bloodline: The Reckoning by Kate Cary -who also wrote the ‘Warriors’ series about cats- 2005 and 2007. *I got these 3 years ago as well, Chicago. These are far better sequels to the original novel than the official one that came out last year! FAR better, only problem it lacks Dracula. These are perfect sequels, written in the diary-style of the original. Read these instead of Ian Holt’s version*

Dracula The Un-Dead by Ian Holt and Dacre Stoker. 2009. *This is a very bad book. Poor writing and horrible movie-like plot. Even in the notes by Ian he WANTED this book to be written FIRST before they plan on a hollywood blockbuster of this ‘official’ sequel. A pity this story contradicts itself and does a double-insane-backflip and middle-fingering up the asses of Dracula lovers. I’m glad that the initial press has died and let the book go rot and wither. Its a sad waste of writing and my time*

The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice. Hardcover 1992. *I haven’t read this yet: Got out of my Anne Rice phase too soon. Got this from The Dawn Treader bookshop, Ann Arbor, a few years ago. The fourth and sequel to ‘Queen of the Damned’. Book’s in very good condition! Except the plastic cover*

Dracula by Bram Stoker. Magnum Books Easy-Eye paperback, 1970. *This was my dad’s novel during college. Then I read it in early 2007. Now its falling apart. I will treasure this always, reading it in the car in Royal Oak in the February air…*

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. 1976. *This particular book was also from Chicago, and this small, 70’s puke-yellow covered book was the first I read of this classic revolutionary vampire story.*

Vittorio The Vampire by Anne Rice. 1999 hardcover. *This is another Anne Rice vampire story, I got this and the next selection from the Royal Oak Salvation Army two years ago, I think in spring or summer. I know my dad was there on that shopping trip, probably getting his dress shirts. Anyways have yet to read it, but definitely will when another Anne Rice phase comes up. Relatively good condition.*

Pandora by Anne Rice. 1998 *From the Salvation Army, also in good condition. Never read by me.*

The Vampire Companion: The Official Guide to Anne Rice’s ‘The Vampire Chronicles’1993 edition, large hardcover. *Mind you this was written before the previous two above! This was also dedicated to a lady named Aurelia, as it was her ‘Happy Birthday! Love, Mom’ October 14, 1993. I don’t remember where the hell I got this book. I don’t even really need it until I get into Anne Rice again.*

Vampire Hunter D books 1-10 by Hideyuki Kikuchi. From the 80’s, Borders Book’s editions 2006-present. *These are very great books of a vampire-post-apocalyptic future of horrible monsters and everything. Under appreciated novels to Western vampire scholars, as they sit collecting dust in the manga section unfairly next to ‘Vampire Kisses’ and ‘Vampire Knight’. These are wonderful book s that I’ve made my mission to buy them*expensive though* instead of renting from any library*

The Lord Baltimore, or the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden.  *Very good story and illustrations by Hellboy creator*

NOT PICTURED: Vampireology, the pop-up book.

Comics:

Vampire Hunter D Manga 1 and 2 adapted manga versions of the original novels, manga by Saiko Takaki. *These are okay mangas, the style is very nice but very Manga in execution of the themes. It lacks alot of the darkness and mello, gloomy themes and styles from the novel’s main original illustrator. But after all, this IS a manga, not some artsy graphic novel version of the first 2 novels.*

Assorted Vampire Princess Miyu comics 90’s, Iron Cat comics. *A random mix from ebay my dad got me 3 years ago. Very nice bits and pieces of the running comic-book-style manga series.*

The Tomb of Dracula issue 2 by Rodi, Tolagson, and Palmer. Marvel comics. 2005, monthly issue. *Got this last month at the Midnight Vault comic books store in Ann Arbor. It reminds me of the modern genre like ‘Blade’ and ‘Dracula 2000’ of modern action movies and plots, guns and cool weapons, with Dracula rising from the dead. However good points is that it appears the vampires have a god: Varnae. -sound familiar? Its from the vampire character Varney in the 1800’s French Penny Dreadful story. HOW AWESOME IS THAT-*

Vlad the Impaler: Dracula. Part 4, no. 10 1993. British, Dark Horse comics. *This is a very accurate-style Dracula comic on the rise of Dracula from the grave. Includes alot of historical references that, frankly, are really fact: the name of his second wife, his kids, Vlad the Monk….holy SH*T. Recently got for cheap at the Ann Arbor comic store from above as well.*

Batman: Vampire DC collection of three multiverse Batman comics. *Now this is a dang good comic series. Real dark and everything I wanted in a Batman comic, plus alot of gothic inquiry.*

Misc

Dracula 1931 clips on a 35 mm film reel.A little ‘Count Chocula’ picture from a cereal box two years ago.ÔĽŅ

Dream 2-26-10: Hetalia?

Posted in Dreams, Manga and Anime reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2010 by Sahkmet

hetDream 2-26-10.

 

Those that know me know I don’t have a fondness for the manga and anime Hetalia.¬†I am¬†not a Japanese nutbar, so I don’t fully understand the Japanese view of other cultural world powers…and I don’t particularly¬†like how they seem to ignore the Holocaust. Not good. Genocide does not compute in such an entertainment to me, and that’s my opinion.

So when I was dreaming, I had altered a Hetalia-like world. There I was walking to a strange place *too abstract to describe* after crawling in from a computer screen…to see little Nazi anime characters playing around while a helmet-ed Hitler with anime eyes was playing with toy airplanes going ‘vroom vroom!’ I skirted around the group, knowing they are dangerous, to around the…the main orange computer-console thing?

The group took a group picture, where by the sides I took some photos myself.¬†Un-eager¬†to get caught I revisited¬†a warped version of a place I went to before in a dream once: a hallway, red, with…gosh, how do I describe it? the water of the sea was in fact red carpet. The hallway in fact was more like a deep-set highway *keep in mind a black ceiling and low light from the end, which was an altar with a red tree with giant long red fruit* and the side of the walls, my right, were apartments with black and purple walls with balconies. I soon became another person: The country Bavaria¬† wearing a brown coat and blondish¬†bobbed hair, on a secret mission to Russia *the tree-altar*. I dodged¬†from the balconies hoping I wasn’t followed, and fell into the sea to hold a young cute anime boy named ‘Prussia’, with similar hair but white-blond. I went behind the tree of ‘Russia’ hearing his gruff tones of blabbering gibberish and how he is the most underestimated badass world power of them all.

It was mostly blank, I do not remember. My next point of memory was running into a supermarket. I was in the attempt to find ‘Prussia’ who I lost before the Nazis found me. as I went into the store the owner was a snitch, and I ran into the heating ducts through the store. I went to the far right of the grocery story heating ducts, and turned at the corner facing down the right again the exit. Well, the Nazi’s were piling in! I went back the way I came to know more and more were after me.

I crawled out, now that the Nazis were in the heating ducts, and went out the back door. I was running through the streets, passing building and trying to loose the Nazis on my tail. I found that the leader was Colonel Hans Landa.

NO WAY

I THEN found I was not in 1942 but in the 1960’s, as I told the hippies I was encountering why they were here. I went behind the store, getting¬†my suspicions¬†confirmed this is not the 40’s, into a bog…in the bare light of the bright sunny day, the building’s behind being brown brick. I was screaming for Prussia, worried as the alligators were coming to attack me. I then saw and heard him in a willow tree at the edge of the forest. I went there, holding him in my arms after he fell down thanks to the hippie’s help.

After that, the swirl of a bright day and green leaves, I woke up.

And then right now I found out, after never looking at the character Prussia from Hetalia before, to find he IS white-haired JUST LIKE THAT STYLE.

THATS IMPOSSIBLE

Hell’s Angels

Posted in Fun Stuff, Manga and Anime reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2009 by Sahkmet

I just finished reading, well, what I could, of the english translation of Hell’s Angels online, which was sadly only 2 issues, really.


Still it’s a nice manga, with a wild, almost insane art style, following the adventures of a Rinne trapped in hell, still alive, at Destiny Land, a school in Hell. Graduate, and you can go to heaven. There she befriends a bevy of bodacious hellish babes, which includes horror icons such as a werewolf, vampire, witch, swamp monster, mummy, Death, even Phantoma based off of the Phantom from The Phantom of the Paradise, and Steela, a Frankenstien-creature of nothingness.

From what I read, it’s a dark and maddening read I’m sure many will enjoy. I was especially fond that there was such attention to Phantoma, based upon such an obscure movie. The author Hiromoto Sin-ichi must have enjoyed that movie to make a female version of the phantom.

I hope that the rest of the third volume will be available soon for translation.

The Manga for your reading pleasure!

The movie trailer, slated Feb. 2009 in Japan, so it should already be out…

It’s True: Voltron HAS Crossed the Lines

Posted in Fun Stuff, Manga and Anime reviews, Movie Reviews, News Updates Other Than My Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2009 by Sahkmet

I mean sure, it has guns and people getting killed and dead. It has a WOMAN fighting and only part-time damsel in distress! And some complicated storyline! But most of all, it has Prince Lotor in an obsessive womanizing relationship with Allura. We clearly see sexual tension more than I’ve ever seen in a kid’s show from that era. Not the ‘in love’ kind. More like the ‘non-consenting’ kind. *which makes their pairing all the more kinky*

Then I discovered these screenshots from an ACTUAL episode which I DON’T KNOW. I think it could be second season or not…

It made me gag and blush. ACTUAL EPISODE.

URK. O_O

The only thing I can tell is that the episode has Lotor in a ‘bio-chamber’ and appears to gain strength with magical steriods.

Also note in the above pic that Lotor might be a woman…*snorts*

Here’s where I got the screenshots from.

*still gagging*

Also someone reviewed the screenplay of the Voltron live-action movie.

I have a bad feeling it’s going to be just like Dragonball: Evolution and Eragon: CRAP FROM DEPARTING FROM THE STORYLINE.

Voltron: One HELL of an Anime.

Posted in Fun Stuff, Manga and Anime reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2009 by Sahkmet

I would like to talk about Voltron.

An 80’s anime of awesomeness. Alot of people remember it from their childhood. A precurser of Power Rangers and a mixture of Transformers and Go-Bots.

And fighting princess and the center of attentions Allura. Lotor’s lust interest.

*GAGS ALMOST*

It was pervy. I am a fan of the old style of anime-animation like Speed Racer and this show too. THEN we have horrible American dubbing that dumbs the show down…and some preeeety pervy moments with Prince Lotor and Princess Allura. *which I ship CONSTANTLY. OH GOD* Lotor is SUCH an arrogant horny bastard at times. And it was on America’s television. Past the censors. THOSE WERE THE DAYS…

I now give you some of the perviest episodes. :3

It’ll be a Cold Day. Includes lesbians, Lotor kissing cousins *really, trying to kiss Allura’s cousin* damsels in distress and a mouse that wants to replace Kieth when he’s sick…or dead. WTF.

The Sleeping Princess. Lotor abducting Allura via funeral service.

The Treasure of Planet Tyrus. Lotor is getting an erotic massage and flaunts his biceps, Allura does a strip act with the rest of the Voltron force, Blue Lion almost gets gang-raped, Lotor as usual gets smacked in the face by Allura, then tries to get her drunk and make her give him head while the rest of her teamates are tied up to rockets and watching.

Give me your Princess. Allura acts like a bitch and decides to go on a solo mission alone…into Lotor’s arms. Also a partial crotch shot of Lotor, despite him wearing a kilt all the time. AND brushing his hair with a girly-comb. Then he watches his slave girls dance, fantasizing about Allura in such a skimpy outfit.

Bridge Over the River Chozzerai. Allura and her people celebrate a festival and folk tale on her home planet. Lotor is determind to play the part of the guy-who-runs-to-her-over-a-bridge-and-maybe-gets-laid juuust like the folk tale…while also fantasizing having her as his wife wearing a red dress. Course blowing up the bridge isn’t part of the folk tale. Instead of diving after her to save allura from drowning he just gets in his big-ass ship and swooping after her, watching her swim feebly away…and when she goes to the Blue Lion in her skimpy dress Lotor ambushes her and rips part of the front of her dress off, and then the lions are humping each other in the water.

The Deadly Flowers. Allura faints from evil flower petals, Lotor uses a light saber and useses it to sword fight and threaten an old man, a Ro-Beast with a hole in his crotch, and Allura dresses like Disney’s Princess Auora.

My Brother is a Robeast. The evil-version of Allura’s planet *Allura’s sexy cousin Romelle here* teams up with Lotor to fight. While doing an arena match he see’s Allura’s evil counterpart princess bitch who looks alot like the other said women…thus exciting something in his pants/kilt. Her father isn’t too happy with the bitch *being on the bad side* acting like a slut and letting Lotor carry her around with what appears to be a harem. Then her brother is turned into a robeast with a short kilt. Later the planet is plotting to back-stab but Lotor from his chair drinking with his harem finds out. *note the common use of cone-bras* Romelle is eventually taken prisoner…and the next episode is the first one I put up.

The Little Prince. Lotor massacres innocents and has Romelle prisoner while Voltron get’s lost in space. The spaceship s pioleted by Space Spartans and manage to find the Voltron who managed to get lost…oddly, enough. People are also dying in a hospital. And Voltron meets…GOD. Romelle is hanging from the cieling like a pinata, and carried off to Planet Doom…

There’ll Be a Royal Wedding. Romelle refuses to marry Lotor we spend a little while watching the gaurds shot at her at exucution. She falls down into the Pit of Skulls, find the original piolet of the Blue Lion, they escape in a ship with some more of her people and lesbians but they’re taken back into bondage cells.¬† Lotor’s an ass enough to use a giant big-boobed robot to grope-kill the scantily-clad lesbians to flush her out. Since escaping into another ship AGAIN *however last time it failed* Voltron is wrapped in bondage, saves the day, and it is revealed Allura and Romelle as lovers. Wait, what?

Lotor Traps Pidge. Lotor sets loose a storm upon Arus, which causes the planet into chaos. Pidge sets out to help the people into the storm shelters, encountering a youngster like him and fighting and gets hit with a dead rabbit. *WTF?* Meanwhile Lotor is drilling through the planet to get to the castle, sneaking into Allura’s bed chambers, destroying the Lions, and planting a Megabomb. He then fantasies the beautiful forced wedding with him and Allura. He ‘is haunted by a beautiful face’. Meanwhile Pidge is quite in gay love with his new friend…Pidge is punched by Lotor with a BLOODY lip *omg blood* and ‘it gives him insane pleasure’ when Pidge and friend are chained to the bomb. Lotor fully attacks the castle, but they escape and form Voltron, saving the day.

If you know an more pervy, as I knew but forgot the titles let me know!

Dragonball Evolution movie.

Posted in Fun Stuff, Manga and Anime reviews, Movie Reviews, News Updates Other Than My Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2009 by Sahkmet

Yes I managed to find, with the help from Andi for the website, a sorta-chopped up leaked version of the Dragonball movie online.

HERE.

The only good moments are those of Piccolo. He’s kickass and in such a suckass movie. Seriously. It’s too short. And seriously, Goku should not be a teenager American dude. He should be Chinese like his girlfriend, Yamcha, Roshi, grandpa, etc. It’s a major disappointment to us Dragon Ball fans. The only good moments are Piccolo and the KAMEHAMEHA. Most of it is insulting the manga and the anime. I pray, if they do the rest of the trilogy. *yes they are planning on that* that it’d be better.

Or it may turn out like the crappy failure of Eragon. Unfinished. Horrible. Insulting to the source material.

*sighs*

Oh, and here’s a trash of the trailer for the movie. XD