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Live-Action Space Battleship Yamato Has Poster

It's almost like a real movie!

Boy, first a trailer, now a poster-- this Yamato thing is almost like a real movie, isn't it?

Kidding. Of course it's a real movie, and it's going to be released this December. Actually, in that case, it feels a little early to have all of this, but then again, this is surely going to be pretty FX-heavy, which means that there's still surely plenty of work to be done.
  
  
So, how many of you guys actually remember any Yamato/Starblazers? I watched a tiiiiiiiiny bit as a kid (I can remember renting the VHS at my local The Warehouse-- if any of you remember THOSE stores, either). But most of the readers here are my age or younger, so I don't know how many of you would have missed it entirely. Anyone care to enlighten me?    
John_Martoneon Feb. 11, 2010 at 1:23 p.m.
The feeling of nostalgia is really the driving force behind my fervor at this point. As I kid I remember "wanting" the VHS's, so now that I am an adult with a wallet and decision making prowess, a serious/modern update seems great. As the movie will be new and different, so will its audience, which will probably be a majority of people who haven't seen the original
VinceAon Feb. 11, 2010 at 2:32 p.m.
I watched Star Blazers on TV as a kid so I'm really looking forward to this movie. I'm an old guy (43) so the nostalgia is strong here...
giaon Feb. 11, 2010 at 2:55 p.m.
@VinceA: "The nostalgia is strong with this one." Awesome. <3
Matteon Feb. 11, 2010 at 3:01 p.m.
No facial hair standards in the future of navy!  HOORAH!
 
I fall into the category of having heard of it before, but unwilling to find those VHS tapes.  I am most definitely intrigued by this.
Count_Zeroon Feb. 11, 2010 at 3:01 p.m.
Actually, all 3 seasons of Star Blazers are available on DVD in the US (as in the disks are in print). Unfortunately, one season of the show will cost you more than all 3 seasons of Robotech on DVD. :-(
JDon Feb. 11, 2010 at 5:25 p.m.
 The cinematography reminds me a lot of the Galactica reboot.  Pretty much a good thing, hopefully the movie holds up, there are similarities in the basic story, the biggest difference is trying to restore the home planet at long odds vs. finding a new planet at long odds.
 
I tried watching Star Blazers maybe five years ago, I don't think it holds up very well at all.  It didn't help that it was too expensive, I was intrigued, just not nearly enough to justify the price.

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