Naruto Uncut Box Set 14 is a three DVD disc set that contains episodes 178 through 191 of Naruto. The first disc contains four episodes, the second disc contains five episodes, and the third disc contains five episodes and the special features. The set contains the Hidden Village of Star arc, Akamaru being infected with a biological weapon, Naruto becoming a "mother" to a creature called an Onbaa, Naruto and Shino helping a chief mourner so he can receive his inheritance, and the Land of Greens arc.
On the first two discs, you can choose to watch all the episodes, choose which episode you want to start with, and you can set your language and subtitle options. Audio is available in both Japanese and English, and you can choose whether to have the subtitles on or off. The menu on the third disc contains all of these options, but the menu on this disc also adds a selection to view the extras included with the box set.
The first extra is labeled as "Production Art." This consists of 15 pages, which are model sketches of some of the Naruto characters. There is a sneak preview of Naruto Uncut Box Set 15, which runs for four minutes. Next is "From Sketch to Screen," which contains eight pages of storyboards from episode 182; for each storyboard, you can choose to see the clip that the storyboard is for. You can also see the English credits in the "Extras" menu.
Next in the extras menu is a selection labeled "New From Viz Media." This link takes you to advertisements for Shonen Jump magazine, one Naruto page, and two pages featuring other Shonen Jump manga titles. A link in the extras menu labeled as "DVD Trailers" takes you to a set of trailers. There are trailers for: Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom and Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody. The final link in the extras menu is labeled as "Game Trailers," and it has trailers for: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2, Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2, and Naruto: The Broken Bond.
Sure enough, it's the same cookie-cutter extras I've come to expect on the Naruto Uncut box sets. I really keep wishing that Viz Media would try to go to some kind of an effort to provide at least somewhat less predictable extras. However, if you're a Naruto fan that wants to collect all of the episodes on DVD, then Naruto Uncut Box Set 14 would be a good addition to your DVD library.
In order to write this review, I checked out a copy of this DVD box set through the King County Library System.
|Encounter! The Boy With a Star's Name|
The Remembered Lullaby
Hidden Jutsu! The Price of the Ninja Art: Kujaku
Hoshikage: The Buried Truth
|Reunion: The Remaining Time|
The Stars Radiance
Kiba's Long Day
A Legend From the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa!
|Open for Business! The Leaf Moving Service|
Mystery of the Targeted Merchants
A Limitless Supply of Ninja Tools
The Byakugan Sees the Blind Spot!
Forecast: Death! Cloudy With Chance of Sun!