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Old 2010-07-17, 12:31   Link #501
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Tha action was good...but i didnt quite like it as much as season 1 & 2, the plot so far is kind of unbelivable and weird, but definitely will keep watching.
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Old 2010-07-17, 12:57   Link #502
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Who would be a perfect Roberta in live action?
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As for an actress for live-action Roberta (why?), I'd say go for a South/Central American actress.
Actually, I've got a good candidate for Roberta: Brazilian actress Alice Braga.




She was most recently seen in the latest Predators movie and, prior to that, she starred opposite Jude Law in Repo Men.

As for the OVA episode, it's pretty much par for the course with regard to Black Lagoon. I wasn't the biggest fan of the first season, having found it mostly over-the-top, so I'm not as thrilled as some fans are to see the Bloodhound's return. Still, the new addition has been a good watch, and if they do develop Rock's character a bit further as some have hinted, then it'll be even better by me.
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Old 2010-07-17, 13:52   Link #503
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Personally I don't really find Roberta that interesting to me. I don't know what is so interesting about maids and guns. But it is Black Lagoon so yeah, nice to watch for fun again.
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Old 2010-07-17, 19:59   Link #504
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Personally I don't really find Roberta that interesting to me. I don't know what is so interesting about maids and guns. But it is Black Lagoon so yeah, nice to watch for fun again.
Well I know for me my liking of Roberta has nothing to do with the whole maid thing but the fact that:

1. She can go from being this sweet timid flower to a unstoppable killing machine at the drop of a hat.

2. Her lightning fast agility and combat prowess.

3. Absolutely unstoppable and could take down even Revy.

4. Her search for some sort of redemption or inner peace for herself and her desire to leave her painful past behind her.

5. Her sense of honor and duty towards the man who took her in and looked after her even when he didnt have to.


I think if I had to list my favorites though it would have to be:

1. Balalaika
2. Revy / Mr. Chang (Tied)
3. Roberta
4. Sawyer the Cleaner
5. Eda / Shen-hua

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Old 2010-07-17, 20:08   Link #505
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Back to topic though, anyone hear anything on when the subbed version of the complete episode 1 is going to be released. Ive looked around and havnt seen anything about it yet.
We can't talk that about subbing since this is a licensed series.

But I will inquire about the 'complete' part. We didn't get the entire episode already? I'm confused.
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Old 2010-07-17, 21:37   Link #506
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We can't talk that about subbing since this is a licensed series.

But I will inquire about the 'complete' part. We didn't get the entire episode already? I'm confused.
The "TV edit" version of the episode aired back in June (the version that you most likely saw). The full length version will be released on DVD/BR later this month.
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Old 2010-07-17, 23:25   Link #507
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Actually, I've got a good candidate for Roberta: Brazilian actress Alice Braga.
I saw that movie last week, and I too think she would be a great fit. The only question is if she can match Roberta's intensity in real life.

Granted, Roberta is an over-the-top character in an anime. When let off her 'leash', she's a bloodthirsty killling machine. To translate her intensity and personality in live action terms might be a bit difficult.
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Old 2010-07-18, 01:32   Link #508
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I saw that movie last week, and I too think she would be a great fit. The only question is if she can match Roberta's intensity in real life.

Granted, Roberta is an over-the-top character in an anime. When let off her 'leash', she's a bloodthirsty killling machine. To translate her intensity and personality in live action terms might be a bit difficult.
Anime-style "over-the-top" wouldn't work so well in live-action, in my opinion, unless it's directed by Tarantino, who is about the only Hollywood director I can think of who makes blood spatter a work of art.

The dynamics are very different. Pushed too far, and the live-action movie would become a cartoon with real actors. Not good, at least as far as Black Lagoon is concerned. Recent movies like The Losers and The A-Team, for example, while fun to watch were dangerously close to being too silly to take seriously.

(Case in point, most Western audiences still find it difficult to enjoy Hong Kong-style wire-fu. Scenes of characters flying through the air while crossing swords manage only to send them into a fit of giggles, rather than leaving them awestruck at the level of cinematographic artistry on display.)

So, for example, if Roberta were to be done in live action, she'd definitely have to lose the maid outfits. The costumes work in Japan, as they pander to the otaku audience but, outside Japan, they'd just look silly.

(Personally, I'd rather they try to adapt the twins arc, but given the West's squeamishness over anything involving violence to children, I doubt such a proposal would see the light of day.)

And as for Alice Braga, I get the feeling she might be able to pull off a role like Roberta, actually. A lot, of course, depends on how the character is adapted to live action. For one thing, Braga would do likely do a good job bringing out the complex emotions that drive the Bloodhound. Call it a gut feeling.
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Old 2010-07-18, 01:42   Link #509
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John Woo can handle the gun fighting parts

lets give Alice Braga a pair of glasses and try
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Old 2010-07-18, 02:38   Link #510
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Watched it and I saw photos of the Royal Hong Kong Police at the end.

Could it be that one of the characters used to be from the RHKPD?
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Old 2010-07-18, 08:54   Link #511
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The "TV edit" version of the episode aired back in June (the version that you most likely saw). The full length version will be released on DVD/BR later this month.
Ah, I see. Will there be TV edits for them all? Or are they only doing the first one to string people in?

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John Woo can handle the gun fighting parts

lets give Alice Braga a pair of glasses and try
I'll second that. Alice Braga may be a little too short, but a nice pair of boots and camera angle can fix that.
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Old 2010-07-18, 09:31   Link #512
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Ah, I see. Will there be TV edits for them all? Or are they only doing the first one to string people in?
Vary rarely would an OVA like this don't get a TV release. The release is actually advertising, they would lose sales if they DON'T put it on TV.
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Old 2010-07-18, 09:51   Link #513
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Anime-style "over-the-top" wouldn't work so well in live-action, in my opinion, unless it's directed by Tarantino, who is about the only Hollywood director I can think of who makes blood spatter a work of art.

The dynamics are very different. Pushed too far, and the live-action movie would become a cartoon with real actors. Not good, at least as far as Black Lagoon is concerned. Recent movies like The Losers and The A-Team, for example, while fun to watch were dangerously close to being too silly to take seriously.

(Case in point, most Western audiences still find it difficult to enjoy Hong Kong-style wire-fu. Scenes of characters flying through the air while crossing swords manage only to send them into a fit of giggles, rather than leaving them awestruck at the level of cinematographic artistry on display.)

So, for example, if Roberta were to be done in live action, she'd definitely have to lose the maid outfits. The costumes work in Japan, as they pander to the otaku audience but, outside Japan, they'd just look silly.

(Personally, I'd rather they try to adapt the twins arc, but given the West's squeamishness over anything involving violence to children, I doubt such a proposal would see the light of day.)

And as for Alice Braga, I get the feeling she might be able to pull off a role like Roberta, actually. A lot, of course, depends on how the character is adapted to live action. For one thing, Braga would do likely do a good job bringing out the complex emotions that drive the Bloodhound. Call it a gut feeling.
My dream Black Lagoon Hollywood adaptation team:

Quentin Tarantino -- screenwriter (bonus: incredible dialogue much like the manga)
Robert Rodriguez -- director (bonus: gritty directorial style, Danny Trejo playing the cartel goon in the Roberta Arc)
Jerry Bruckheimer -- producer (bonus: huge budget)
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Old 2010-07-18, 10:45   Link #514
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My dream Black Lagoon Hollywood adaptation team:

Quentin Tarantino -- screenwriter (bonus: incredible dialogue much like the manga)
Robert Rodriguez -- director (bonus: gritty directorial style, Danny Trejo playing the cartel goon in the Roberta Arc)
Jerry Bruckheimer -- producer (bonus: huge budget)
My choice of director will be John Woo. Afterall, Black Lagoon action(s) is a huge homage to his movies.
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Old 2010-07-18, 10:53   Link #515
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You guys are making me think of how it would be "re-imagined" in various director's styles. Michael Bay ("Splosions!") anyone? :lol:
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Old 2010-07-18, 13:02   Link #516
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My choice of director will be John Woo. Afterall, Black Lagoon action(s) is a huge homage to his movies.
Hell, Black Lagoon is a huge homage to '90s action flicks in general, which is probably why I just love this show to death. They just don't make 'em like they used to. :P
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Old 2010-07-18, 13:25   Link #517
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On a very similar vein to a few posts ago:

Roanapur seems to be Afghanistan Times Vietnam To the Square Root of World War 2 in terms of how much death, danger and combat there is in the Black Lagoon world.

Wouldn't it be the PERFECT coming of age grounds for young Predators/Yautdja?

"Aye, pup. You've collected your first dozen xenomorph heads. You're a man now. But you're not a warrior yet till you give me a head from a single Roanapurian!!"
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Old 2010-07-18, 13:34   Link #518
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I think Revy vs Predator comic will be interesting. Or Roberta vs Predator.
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Old 2010-07-18, 14:35   Link #519
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Roberta vs. the Terminator
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Old 2010-07-18, 14:45   Link #520
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To be honest, if we go by the original Predator movie, the BL cast would have no trouble fighting a Predator. If the Governator could win, so could they.
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