Live Action Gatchaman film

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  1. Alchemyst July 2017

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    Looks like we'll finally be getting a Gatchaman film since Imagi's CGI film had fell through a few years back. Looks promising, hopefully it'll make its way here in the U.S. In the meantime, check out the trailer

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  2. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Looks interesting. I haven't got around to acquiring the DVD for Yamato yet either.

    So they settled the debate whether Jinpei/Keyop is just a child or some sort of weird mutant.
     
  3. zeroapoc Eldritch Abomination

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    Was this called Gatchaman in the US?
     
  4. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    It depends on where, when and how you saw it. If you were a Gen Xer like me, you probably know it as G-Force or Battle of the Planets.
     
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    Or Saban's "Eagleriders"
     
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    It was originally hacked up, dubbed and packaged as Battle of the Planets in the 70s. They ditched pretty much the entire original storyline and added stuff like 7-Zark-7 to fill the time.

    Jinpei (Keyop) wasn't a computer-human cyborg in the original, he was just a regular kid with a very foul mouth.
     
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    It was released as Gatchaman in the US by ADV some years back and given a new English dub faithful to the original Japanese script.

    It was originally released in the US as Battle of the Planets then G-Force and then Eagle Riders.

    I think the later season of the show that became G-Force was never actually released unedited here, just Gatchaman.
     
  8. zeroapoc Eldritch Abomination

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    G-Force it was for me in the 80's. I was really young and couldn't recall.
     
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    I was always a fan of the original series, the 90's OVA was ok. I need to watch that one again
     
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    I watched it as G-Force back on the old Toonami when Moltar was hosting.
     
  11. Brian Braddock R.I.P. '96 Y.N.W.A.

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    Christ, it was only the other month that I was researching the death of Imagi's version [huge fan of Battle of the Planets and, to a lesser extent, the OVA]. I literally knew nothing of this project until I saw this thread (!). Look's awesome.
     
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    Interesting trailer. From what I can tell, it seems that there are only 4 members of the team at first, and that Jo/Jason joins the team later.

    I also had no idea that Jo/Jason was actually of mixed race in the original cartoon too.
     
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    I can forgive the CG, but LORD, the cinematography looks awful.
     
  14. The Sarge Mangled face revenge

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    costumes looks sweet, an the CGI looks great- as usual with Japanese trailers, the J-pop was very out of place.
     
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    J-Pop is always being used for the most inappropriate things.
     
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