The fifth installment of the 1980’s Japanese animation series Robotech is coming to DVD. Robotech – Flight 5: Robotech Masters is coming this December. Like previous waves of the series, two new DVDs will be released separately. An additional disc filled with special features will also be available exclusively in a threee disc box set.
Robotech v9: Robotech Masters-“Counter Attack”
The Robotech Defense Forces plan an all-out counter attack against the Robotech Masters. The hope is to catch the invaders off guard and achieve victory before the Earth is destroyed. The RDF finds an ally in Zor, a captured enemy pilot who turns out to be an important piece of the puzzle behind the secrets of Robotechnology. An intimate chapter in the Robotech Saga – one of the most popular and longest running animated science fiction serials of all time.
Robotech v10: Robotech Masters-“The Final Solution”
Victory in the 2nd Robotech War will be decided, not by superior strength, but rather by a willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice. Once the secrets of protoculture are revealed, the tough decisions that must be made, on both sides, will ultimately determine the fate of two civilizations. The manner in which the various characters choose to accept their fate forms a dramatic backdrop to the powerful conclusion of the second act of the epic, multi-generational Robotech Saga.
Robotech Masters: Robotech Legacy Collection 5
Legacy Collection 5 is a 3-disc collection that includes -“Counterattack”, “The Final Solution” and an “extras” disc available exclusively in this boxed set. Highlights on this latest collector’s volume are the never-before-seen English-language pilot for episode #1 of “Macross” – a pre-Robotech version of this classic TV episode (featuring scenes cut from episode #1 of Robotech) along with a promotional music video, a preview trailer and pre-production art (including original storyboards and an “animatic” sequence) from the rarely seen Robotech theatrical feature; plus Robotech International – featuring clips from the series played in multiple languages; rare pre-production art from unproduced sections “Robotech II: The Sentinels” and the Japanese anime series “Southern Cross” (known here as The Robotech Masters) – including character and mecha designs. This package of Robotech rarities is only available on DVD in this special 3-disc collector’s edition.
Both individual releases and the three box set will arrive on December 11th. The single discs will be priced at $14.98 each while the set will carry a suggested retail price of $44.98.