Hosted by Kris Bather and Mladen Luketin from Western Australia, ES is a weekly podcast filled with news, reviews and pop culture shenanigans. Kris (loyal superhero fan) and Mladen (manga, anime and indie defender) chat about their varying, and occasional overlapping, interests in the wonderful world of sequential art.

Street Fighter Animated DVD Preview

Fight! DVD CoverIn our forthcoming first issue we have a feature on Udon Entertainment’s excellent Street Fighter comics, based on the classic video game franchise. Tying into that, below is a Christmas gift for you – a look at the first four minutes of February 3rd’s Street Fighter Round One: Fight! animated DVD, from Eagle One Media. The film makes the most of the beautiful artwork from Udon and utilises motion, dialogue and sound effects to make an intriguing viewing experience. As an added bonus, I’ll throw in the trailer for the new Street Fighter IV next-gen game heading our way too for those that haven’t seen it. The official Eagle One Media press release is after the two videos.

 

The initial Street Fighter animated comic DVD, titled Street Fighter: Round One – FIGHT! will be released on February 3, 2009, ahead of the worldwide theatrical release of the live action motion picture Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li on February 27 and the highly anticipated Street Fighter IV video game February 17th.

In the universe of Street Fighter, fighters collide in a global battle for supremacy. From every corner of the world, fighters of every conceivable sort perform superhuman acts in their willing (or unwilling) participation in the Street Fighter Tournament-the contest being hosted by M. Bison, the sadistic dictator and leader of the underground Shadaloo criminal organization. Street Fighter, the legendary franchise by CAPCOM that revolutionized gaming and entertained players and fans for over a decade with its unforgettable cast of World Warriors, comes to DVD based on the bestselling comic series. A unique DVD series that will carry every pulse-pounding Dragon Punch and bone-crushing Sonic Boom intact, just like it was meant to be!

Street Fighter: Round One – FIGHT!: Ryu and Ken set out to investigate the murder of their martial arts master. Their search for answers takes them to Japan where M. Bison and his assorted minions including Cammy, Vega, and Sagat keep a close eye on Ryu for reasons unknown. This draws the attention of up and coming Hong Kong Interpol agent Chun-Li and US Special Ops officer Guile who each bears their own personal grudge against the evil Shadaloo syndicate.

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