Gatchaman - Imagi Studios - What's going on?

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Gatchaman - Imagi Studios - What's going on?

Postby HWAHOG on Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:11 pm

Dear Abby,

I'm sure we've all (and by we all, I mean any of us hopelessly devoted to the nostalgic icons of our youth) seen these two clips by now.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xe26v6 ... shortfilms



Why the art and character design on each of them is different from the last, I couldn't tell you, but nonetheless, Imagi created some stellar work with these.
I've seen completely shitty movies made from far less than either of these trailers have shown and what I'd like to know is; why isn't there any type of outcry to save this film?...or is there and I'm just completely missing it?

I WILL ASSUME THERE IS NOT!
So that my outrage can continue.

I understand Imagi has gone under, but there IS work that was started. They were working on it for a couple years.
I had assumed that most of it was finished, but then again, I am an ass.
Why hasn't some other studio picked up where they left off?
Why isn't there some sort of Whedon-Like petition being sent around to save this story that inspired so much of what everyone's nerdgasms are sparked from?
I mean, barely anyone is even talking about this project.

WHAT'S THE DEAL?!!
I'm so confused.

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Outraged on the East Coast
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Re: Gatchaman - Imagi Studios - What's going on?

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Re: Gatchaman - Imagi Studios - What's going on?

Postby SilentBobX on Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:01 am

I only saw Battle of the planets way back in the day, but this looks quite good. Personally, I was holding out for Pixar, but this is nothing to be ashamed of.


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Re: Gatchaman - Imagi Studios - What's going on?

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:12 am

TheButcher wrote:From SciFiJapan:
GATCHAMAN CGI Feature Film Option Lawsuit Settled

"Tatsunoko and Nikkatsu Corporation are now at work on a live-action GATCHAMAN feature film scheduled for a summer 2013 release in Japan."

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Postby SilentBobX on Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:14 pm

Very interesting indeed.........


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Re: Gatchaman - Imagi Studios - What's going on?

Postby Fievel on Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:06 pm

Gatchaman Trailer!

Behold..... BUMP OF CHICKEN!!!!!!!!

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Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:19 am

Catching a Power Rangers vibe but I would still like to see it.
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Postby SilentBobX on Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:07 pm

Fievel wrote:Gatchaman Trailer!

Behold..... BUMP OF CHICKEN!!!!!!!!




Saw this after waking up. PSYCHED. Need to see it now.


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Re: SCIENCE NINJA TEAM: GATCHAMAN

Postby TheButcher on Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:40 am

"SCIENCE NINJA TEAM: GATCHAMAN" FLIES AGAIN
Original 1972 TV Series Coming to US Blu-ray!
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Re: Gatchaman - Imagi Studios - What's going on?

Postby Pacino86845 on Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:11 pm

SilentBobX wrote:
Fievel wrote:Gatchaman Trailer!

Behold..... BUMP OF CHICKEN!!!!!!!!




Saw this after waking up. PSYCHED. Need to see it now.


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So like, the Fantasia Festival is coming to a close... and yesterday I figured I'd better watch something before it's over. According the internet what I saw was the "international premiere" of Gatchaman... ?

As a total poseur I had no notion of the source material, but the film itself was delightful in a polished Japanese/B-movie way. Effects seemed pulled out of Battleship + Transformers... there was an aspect of Power Rangers in this thing, sans giant robots/monsters -> Pacific Rim mash-up w/ Gatchaman = Power Rangers?

Just when you thought you'd pegged all the other action/sci-fi movies Gatchaman riffs off of, little touches emerge to evoke all new references. The list can include stuff like Battleship/Transformers, Superhero movies, James Bond... all wrapped up in deep meaningful messages (/sarcastic) that pertain to the value of self-sacrifice for the good of your fellows, as well as the timeless classic *VERY MILD SPOILER* "Bros before hos".

One other highlight *AGAIN, VERY MILD SPOILER*: There is almost literally a Dr. Obvious in the film, revealing himself towards the end

Overall Gatchaman was the perfect Fantasia movie - silly, colorful, fantastical, w/ flairs of intended and unintended brilliance. Just lots of fun, really.
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Re: Gatchaman - Imagi Studios - What's going on?

Postby Ribbons on Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:56 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:One other highlight *AGAIN, VERY MILD SPOILER*: There is almost literally a Dr. Obvious in the film


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Postby Pacino86845 on Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:16 pm

It was awesome - people were slow-clapping when he stated *SUPER MILD SPOILER W/ WINKY* the obvious!
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