(Animation / DVD / NR / (2007) 2012 / Anchor Bay Entertainment)
Overview: 'Redline' is about the biggest and most deadly racing tournament in the universe. Only held once every five years, everyone wants to stake their claim to fame, including JP, a reckless dare-devil driver oblivious to speed limits with his ultra-customized car - all the while, organized crime and militaristic governments want to leverage the race to their own ends.
DVD Verdict: WOW! What a movie this is! And so, if you are a fan of animated films in general, or a fan of action films in general, or just a fan of great films (in general), you owe it to yourself to see 'Redline' in high-definition!
So many animated shows today are computer generated, but 'Redline' is fully hand-drawn. The story is great, even though you most likely be paying attention to it during your first watch because the visuals are so stunning. The colors are amazing, the art is gritty yet fluid, and the characters are just plain fun.
However, the worst part about the movie is thinking that there most likely won't be another one quite of this magnitude just because hand-drawn animation is so expensive and everyone wants to use computers for everything. Sad, yes, but I'd hate to think the truth.
So, whether you like American comics, or Japanese comics, or no comics at all, I honestly believe 'Redline' can be enjoyed by anyone and is certainly one of the best films ever (hand) made. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.