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Sailor Moon DVD
Sailor Moon Vol3
The adventures of Sailor Moon and the Sailor Scouts continue!
The DVD used for this review is the Region 4, Australian / New Zealand version which seems to contain the same episodes taken from the same source as the Region 1, North American DVD but with a fresher redesigned navigation menu that actually lists the episodes in numerical order rather than the "title only" approach used by the Region 1 designers. The Region 1 menus were also static and silent while the Region 4 ones are animated with music in the background (more on the menus further down this page).
The cover features a piece of artwork created for the Region 1 DVD cover though with one major difference, the inclusion of a disk number on the spine and the front top right corner!
The artwork, created for these DVDs featuring Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask along with Nephrite. The back cover continues the theme with some pink love hearts and screenshots of the episodes on the disk in star shaped frames.
Similar with other DVDs in the series, the main menu uses the artwork from the cover, slightly rearranged (in this case the removal of Nephrite) against an animated background. I really love the way these menus are done and look forward to the next one. You really can watch these all day. It's like a lava lamp!
The Special Features
Unfortunately there aren't any Special Features on this DVD which is a shame, but then the Japanese DVDs didn't really have any Special Features either. There is though an Easter Egg to be found if you highlight the link for Episode #15, Dangerous Dollies and press LEFT on your DVD player remote. The giant number "3" will light up. Press ENTER and you'll get a static DVD credits page. Not much, but a nice hidden secret.
The episodes on this disk, Wedding Day Blues, Shutter Bugged, Dangerous Dollies, Who is that Masked Man?, An Animated Mess and Worth a Princess' Ransom while they don't advance the overall plot much (if at all) they do provide some rather fun stand alone episodes that many fans will enjoy watching again and again.
Personally, Dangerous Dollies has always been on of my favourites as it was my first Sailor Moon episode I ever watched on tv. The general favourite episode though among fans out of these will most likely be Worth a Princess' Ransom as it's a story that's appeared in ever version of Sailor Moon to date and features the first kiss of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask.
A fun time.
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