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The Count of Monte Cristo

DVD - 2005-
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MPAA rating: 16UP; for mature themes.
"Born into an aristocratic family in Paris, Albert sets out on a journey with his best friend, Franz, to escape his privileged yet dull life. They travel to Luna, on the surface of the moon, and meet a very wealthy man named The Count of Monte Cristo. Becoming completely fascinated with the Count's mysterious charm, Albert welcomes him into Paris high society. But soon Albert will discover the Count's true motive-- revenge."-- Container.
Publisher: [Des Moines, IA] : Geneon Entertainment : Pioneer Entertainment, [2005]-
Characteristics: videodiscs : anamorphic, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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X_andor_Who Mar 19, 2014

Count of Monte Cristo: the animated series: I felt thru most of this series: overpowered and mostly in control, but towards the end I felt more confused and saddened. I guess, I got lost in Count of Monte Cristo’s losing of self world. To me, the series was pretty powerful. It easily could be said to be an avenging story, . There seemed to be quite a few symbolic moments of symbolism or potential symbolism, but I refuse to get into it. The series was an excellent character piece and an excellent character study. Awesome, cosmic-like, acoustics and imagination involved to make and create such tempest tapestry of arranged background color and of character capturing persona(s); it was all a splendid panoramic canvas, carved from the occupation of people’s tenacity to hide secrets (even keeping secrets from their own selves). Initially, the Count/Narrator felt to me to be a tour guide, guiding one to hidden parts of people’s hidden hearts. Initially, I thought he, the Count, was going to be the embodiment of forgotten and archaic soul, who had been lost to many a somatic citizens’ corrupted corporeal selves (like some kind of eternal bard)…I thought he was going to narrate man's story…but, he actually has a more personal pro-active role and an individualistic agenda. I enjoyed both the melancholic intro and the acid-like, visually moving, over-drive driven scene and song of its exit. I had liked the alluring lividness that seemed to swim in and about and all around in the character’s clothes; it was as if the clothes were mysteriously made and made to be more manifested thru some sort of cosmic-like fiber of thread, where this thread could be said to come from a forged silky string, being generated from some geniuses thinking thoughts. I suppose most anime aren’t complete without a “Gundam” mobile suite kind of fight...and it has that. Series seemed to have a theme based on simple sincerity, where it gets abused and it would then turn vengeful and it would align itself against those who would had hurt it; and this vengence would make those layers of latticed-laced lies pay. Like I said I am inclined to hold my tongue on usage of strong and recent religious symbolism…as I felt and thought many a myriad of possibilities for what was being told or done in scenes…so I’d rather remain mute regarding this said supposed topic. Overall, I felt the series was very vivid. I was maybe thinking that I should have at least gotten a better grasp of the actual book…before undertaking this anime series. The book apparently is very intricate, but obviously not so acid-trippy...I presume. Rating: 4.9/5.0; -Xandor Who

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X_andor_Who Mar 20, 2014

So sorry, as there are more comments that I couldn't quite fit on and in the comments section. Alright,initially, I had thought that the Count character was king of cool and the coolest; he being daringly defined and being one who would redefine what it might mean to be nonchalant and be chivalrously cool; he was as an avant-guard, as like guarding a sealed door of the senses of that between life and death; in thru the tenacious toils, the daily grind and abysmal everyday occurrences, he seemed to be a revealer, revealing its constant rowing thru a growing stream of dreams and nightmares; indeed an enigmatic master of a man-like man, musing an otherworldly and outer-worldly majesty, who musters in a magnificent masterpiece of his own making and personal partaking; it all is as an eternal dream, drawn out on a corporeal and semi-surreal canvas. He plays like a narrator to people’s souls, and in that, perhaps he is as acting soul telling story to and about corruptions decadent and current self. He had felt as a kind of perfect paragon and that of a pinnacled poet, where he set then all into perpetual motion, perpetuating a comparison between the banally common and the outerly uncommon. I can pull off this same series of eerie charismatic countenance qualities as like the count, myself…but this I can only do in a retarded kind of way. But, as such as any creating poet can probably do, this is about the extent of any average potent poet. It was as if he, the Count were pushing said supposed space and said supposed particles of it around, and setting them all into motion. To me, it does seem hard to correct corruption when only humble and benevolent, medicant monks would die ever so quietly and quick while wicked evil would seem to live on in its stupid, seemingly stronger way(s). Summary of Tags: avenging story, boldly bardic, anime, anime series, artistic clothes, cosmic clothes, layers of lattice laced lies, lies, planned plots, false imprisonment, sci-fi adaption. -Xandor Who

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X_andor_Who Apr 13, 2014

Other: Vindictive Vengeance: Vengeance must trump pernicious people in the closing climax, correct? -X

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X_andor_Who Apr 13, 2014

Vindictive Vengeance as narrated by a cryptic bard, who from his own tongue creating diction and by his own life led affliction, has had it so miserably hard; and so now in retaliation, he spreads and sews his airy-eerie seeds of romance and of green grown vengeance amidst and amongst dying flowers and dying leaves, and fabricates feral fantasies for them, of where which buds begin anew to bloom; but all this while, there in stirs whirlwinds, waging and raging and tearing all up in their path, leaving no room left for those who would wish and want weave webs of their lies into life's looms. And so now revelation revealed… this is the tale and fate of The Count of Monte Cristo... and of all involved… and to their fate, let it now be unsealed. And to all, whom might be involved in his waking and walking gait, to those, who should be made most aware of this, his malice, his vendetta, his coming to getcha’ honest hate. Beware! For when he’s gotch' you, it’s already too late! -X; Who

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