Hack//Sign 3: Gestalt

Hack//Sign 3: Gestalt

     
 

This ambitious Japanese anime gets a fan-friendly release on North American DVD. This limited edition version of Hack//Sign 3: Gestalt has been given a full-frame transfer in the original aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio is mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. In addition to the original Japanese-language soundtrack, there is also an additional track dubbed in… See more details below

Overview

This ambitious Japanese anime gets a fan-friendly release on North American DVD. This limited edition version of Hack//Sign 3: Gestalt has been given a full-frame transfer in the original aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio is mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. In addition to the original Japanese-language soundtrack, there is also an additional track dubbed in English, while optional English subtitles are also included. The film's musical score has also been isolated on a third audio track, allowing fans of film scoring to hear the music by itself. Other bonus features include preview trailers; for this limited edition pressing, a special slipcase package has been created, featuring an additional audio CD of music from the film, a gallery of character art, and a "Hack timeline."

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
When is an online role-playing game not an online role-playing game? When it is .hack//SIGN, the anime series about online role-playing. But just because it's a tie-in with a PlayStation 2 title doesn't mean that .hack//SIGN should be lumped in with the likes of Pokémon and company. Both the .hack game and the show were created by some of anime's top talents, including character designer Yoshiyuki Sakamoto ( Neon Genesis Evangelion) and screenwriter Kazunori Ito (Ghost in the Shell). The story follows Tsukasa, who is an introverted, habitual gamer in "The World," an online virtual environment set to "sword and sorcery" mode. One day, Tsukasa discovers that he can't log off or get back to his body in the real world. The mystery deepens when he discovers that he's been granted magical abilities far beyond those of other players in The World. Finding a way back to reality will require Tsukasa to master his new skills as well as (gasp!) get along with other people, specifically a sword-wielding girl named Mimiru. Offering intriguing storytelling in its own right, as well as wry commentary on lives spent online, .hack//SIGN is highly recommended for anime fans and Internet addicts alike. Volk Lindsay

Product Details

Release Date:
07/08/2003
UPC:
0669198224393
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bandai
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

English audio; Japanese audio; English subtitles; Anamorphic widescreen; Isolated score audio track; .Hack Timeline; Character gallery

Scene Index

Side #1 -- DVD
1. Opening [1:35]
2. Part A [11:28]
3. Part B [9:05]
4. Ending [1:30]
1. Opening [1:35]
2. Part A [10:57]
3. Part B [9:36]
4. Ending [1:30]
1. Opening [1:35]
2. Part A [9:23]
3. Part B [11:10]
4. Ending [1:30]
1. Opening [1:35]
2. Part A [10:12]
3. Part B [10:21]
4. Ending [1:30]

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