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Old 2013-09-28, 03:44   Link #101
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I received my Blu-ray of #3 from DHL this morning, and watched it this evening. I enjoyed it, but I won't try to make any novel comparisons, since it's been a really long time since I last read the book from Viz. ^^
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Old 2013-09-28, 09:49   Link #102
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Yes FINALLY FINALLY, IT'S HERE!!!
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Old 2013-09-29, 06:06   Link #103
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Finally watched it.

Now as expected, some parts from the blackjack scene were cut, namely the elaboration on how the first dealer draws out and strings along his prey and as such, the tension from the match against the first dealer wasn't as high as it was originally.

The one with Ashley though...is actually pretty well done. They managed to illustrate well, the point about Balot's rebirth against her fate. Amazing Grace plus the final even money beating the One-Eyed Jack is a fitting climax indeed.

Too bad they cut out Balot's tormenting of Shell as she returned the golden chips. That would have been fun to watch
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Old 2013-09-29, 14:35   Link #104
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So it's over. Much like after the 2nd movie, I'm rather amazed how hooked I was during the casino parts so job very well done @ staff.

Well worth the wait.
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Old 2013-10-06, 03:48   Link #105
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Old 2013-10-06, 07:00   Link #106
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Old 2013-10-06, 11:47   Link #107
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Old 2013-10-13, 17:38   Link #108
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This was a great series of films though. The casino scenes in particular were amazing and I'm just sad that I'm not very versed in blackjack to fully enjoy this final one. I should really get down to rewatching all the movies though, there's plenty from the first two that I don't recall particularly well.
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Old 2013-10-13, 20:20   Link #109
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Just finished watching all 3 movies, and I have to say that I enjoyed it fairly well =03. Honestly I didn't understand what was going on at first, and it took til the end of the 1st movie to get into the swing of things, but after that, the plot moved steadily forward. The relationship between Balot and Euf was the most enjoyable part of the films. Many aspects of these films reminded me a lot of Key The Metal Idol(if you've seen the OVA series, you should know what I'm specifically referring to =03), and I can also see the resemblance to GitS, at least in terms of the action(which was pretty good when it came), though I'm not too familiar with that series.

I expected the poker match to be boring, but the whole casino arc was fairly intriguing, with the psychological aspects thrown in(reminds me of Akagi/Kaiji, even though the despair is much different between those two and MS).

The end felt kind of bittersweet, though I can't say why; at the very least, it felt like Balot was able to get over her past, if only a little bit, so I suppose it ended as best as this could get.
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Old 2013-10-14, 01:50   Link #110
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It is bittersweet in a sense that Balot has fully matured and is no longer innocent but from her interactions with Ashley and Bell Wing, it isn't the jaded, negative kind of growth. Rather it is positive strengthening
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