Fairy Tail The Movie: Phoenix Priestess

Fairy Tail The Movie: Phoenix Priestess

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Running Time: 
85 Minutes
In this chapter of the Fairy Tail saga, we find a young woman, injured and traversing the land in search of something. With her injuries sapping her strength and her mind seemingly wiped she stumbles, quit literally, into the company of the Fairy Tail Guild. 
The young woman, Éclair, holds a very rare and powerful item on her person that a villain from a neighboring kingdom wishes to obtain. A very powerful dark guild known as Carbuncle is set after the girl by our stories villain and may prove to be more then a match for our heroes. 
Can the Fairy Tail crew foil the plans of Carbuncle and their evil master? Will the young woman regain her memory and come to know and understand the rare object in her possession? Will Gray manage to keep his clothes on? Find out in Fairy Rail The Movie: Phoenix Priestess.
Phoenix Priestess isn’t the best looking picture, but is far from the worst.
Color often seems sapped and in some wide shots line definition on our characters breaks down a bit. It happens more frequently then I’d like, especially the color looking a bit run down, but even though color runs a little drab definition remains solid, other then those few wide out shots. 
In one scene we find our heroes standing in a square. Off to the left of them is a bush that fascinate me so much. It’s leaves were so individually alive with texture and shape and its color so organic that I would have thought it were real. This amazing robust and vibrant imagery is alive throughout the film which plays tug of war with the above mentioned lesser scenes. 
Audio is strong with a 5.1 Dolby TrueHD  soundtrack in both the dubbed and subbed versions. Both versions feature the same voice cast from both Japan and the US show run returning to play their roles in the film. 
The only downside is that there are quite a few scenes where there is no dialogue, only music, or neither. Action nonetheless is booming and dialogue is never lost in the shuffle. 
~Prologue: The First Morning- A twelve minute short film that introduces us to Éclair and her companion Momon and how they came to be partners. 
~Original Trailer
~BD/DVD Versions
~Textless opening and closing songs
~U.S. Trailer
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