Mardock Scramble Films


#1

###Mardock Scramble: The First Compression

Genres: drama, science fiction
Themes: artificial intelligence, crime, cyberpunk, cyborg, girls with guns, incest victim
Objectionable content: Intense
Running time: one hour
Vintage: 2010-11-06

Plot Summary: In a futuristic society, a 15-year-old prostitute named Rune Balot is rescued after being nearly killed. She is subconsciously given the choice to continue living due to an emergency ordinance to preserve life called Mardock Scramble 09. Turned into a cyborg, Balot is then given the choice of assisting the investigations against the man who tried to terminate her. He is part of the powerful October corporation that is stealthily conducting illegal activities.

ANN Info Page
####Watch on the Anime Network Online Player

###Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion

Vintage: 2011-09-03

Plot Summary: Balot and a severely injured Oeufcoque seem to be at the mercy of an obsessed Boiled. Dr. Easter comes to the rescue and the group escapes to “Paradise” where many secrets of Mardock lie and where Balot will need to come to a decision herself about what she will and can do.

ANN Info Page
####Watch on the Anime Network Online Player

###Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust

Vintage: 2012-09-29

Plot Summary: Rune Balot goes to a casino connected to the October corporation to try to wrap up her case once and for all.

ANN Info Page
####Watch on the Anime Network Online Player

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

###SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES LICENSE of “MARDOCK SCRAMBLE”
HOUSTON, June 20, 2011—Sentai Filmworks today announced the licensing of MARDOCK SCRAMBLE, a spectacular new trilogy of animated features based on the original novel by Tow Ubukata (Le Chevalier D’Eon.) An ultraviolent new franchise in which a murdered girl is transformed into a cybernetic grim reaper, the first film in the series will be directed by Susumu Kudo (He Is My Master, Mirage of Blaze) from screenplays by Ubutaka himself and with character designs by Jun Nakai (Sacred Blacksmith, Tokyo Majin) and Shingo Suzuki (Princess Lover.)

To stop the unstoppable you need the irresistible. To kill the unkillable, you need someone for whom death no longer has a meaning. And to catch the perfect serial killer, you need the one person who knows his methods the best… his last victim! Murdered and reborn, no longer human, the female cyborg named Balot exists for only one reason – to track down the man who killed her and bring him to justice. But can even the ultimate hybrid between ghost and machine take down a monster who wipes his own memory… especially when HIS partner already has HER in his sights? The future will be painted blood red as vengeance hit the streets in MARDOCK SCRAMBLE!

MARDOCK SCRAMBLE: THE FIRST COMPRESSION, the first film in the new hit series, will be available this September in both English dubbed and English subtitled versions on DVD and via digital retailers. A Blu-Ray version is planned for 2012 release.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Guin Saga, Needless, Canaan and Angel Beats. Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.


#2

Film 1 Covers:

DVD Front:
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DVD Back:
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#5

Cover for first film added to second post


#6

Cast Guessing Game

http://www.fandompost.com/forums/showthread.php?4641-Mardock-Scramble-Cast-Guessing-Game

[quote]Janice Williams

08-03-2011 11:46 AM

Okay, well, we’ll see how this goes.
Please make one guess per character per post.
Please reply to my root post to help me keep track of what I’ve replied to.
I’ll post my replies to the guesses once each weekday.
Have fun.

MARDOCK SCRAMBLE: THE FIRST COMPRESSION
ADR Director & Script - Steven Foster

Characters to be Guessed:

Rune Balot – Balot is a troubled, young woman making her living as a prostitute. She is “rescued” by Shell Septinos, but it very quickly becomes apparent that he has ulterior, and very sinister motives. Badly burnt and on the very brink of death, Balot is given a synthetic body and a new chance at life through the newly enacted Mardock Scramble 09 law.

Oeufcoque – A mouse that has been rebuilt and given human intelligence. Originally developed for use in the space program, Oeufcoque now works as a Mardock Scramble 09 case officer, helping victims of violent crime find and convict their attackers. Due to his altered body, he can take on an almost limitless variety of shapes.

Dr. Easter – Oeufcoque’s human partner. While working for the military space program, Easter developed the technology responsible for Oeufcoque’s existence as well as Rune Balot’s body.

Shell Septinos – A successful casino owner and gambler, Shell has “adopted” a number of runaways, prostitutes and other unwanted women. Strangely, the women never seem to be around very long afterwards.

Dimsdale Boiled – Shell’s hired muscle. He is also a Mardock Scramble 09 case worker. He used to be Oeufcoque’s user and partner.

The Bandersnatch Company Employees – The Bandersnatch Company is publicly a meat processing facility. Only the meat they specialize in is human flesh. In addition to making your enemies disappear permanently, each assassin has a fetish for a body part and often has particularly fine examples from their victims surgically transplanted onto their own body.

Medium the Fingernail – Medium’s special love is fingers. Due to the transplants, the fingers of his own hands are mismatched and grotesque. As you might expect, a rather deranged personality.

Mincemeat the Wink – Mincemeat is especially fond of eyes. He has had his favorites embedded all over his body. A well-muscled, bruiser sort of fellow.

Rare the Hair – A lover of fine hair and skin. Rare’s own skin is wrinkled and dry, but her hair is lustrous and nearly as long as she is tall. Though she’s not all that tall.

Flesh the Pike – Resembling a large mound of flesh, Flesh’s first love is breasts. She (or he – it’s really hard to say) has had numerous breasts implanted along both sides of her body. The technical/computer expert of the company.

Welldone the Pussyhand – The head of the Bandersnatch Company. Welldone is looking for the perfect implant for his right hand. [/quote]


#7

First Round Correct

[quote]Flesh the Pike – Rob Mungle
Dr. Easter - David Matranga
Mincemeat the Wink - Andrew Love[/quote]

Second Round

Apparently my list was a little confusing. There’s not an actor for the “Bandersnatch Company” per se. It just seemed a little easier to group those characters together with a shared explination. Sorry for any confusion.

So, here’s round two.
All of the remaining actors except one where guessed for other roles. The actor that was NOT guessed actually has TWO roles, and is an actor that I am surprised was not guessed for anything. Meaning, he’s someone whose name you would recognize.

MARDOCK SCRAMBLE: THE FIRST COMPRESSION

ADR Director & Script - Steven Foster

Characters Remaining to be Guessed:

Rune Balot – Balot is a troubled, young woman making her living as a prostitute. She is “rescued” by Shell Septinos, but it very quickly becomes apparent that he has ulterior, and very sinister motives. Badly burnt and on the very brink of death, Balot is given a synthetic body and a new chance at life through the newly enacted Mardock Scramble 09 law.

Oeufcoque – A mouse that has been rebuilt and given human intelligence. Originally developed for use in the space program, Oeufcoque now works as a Mardock Scramble 09 case officer, helping victims of violent crime find and convict their attackers. Due to his altered body, he can take on an almost limitless variety of shapes.

Shell Septinos – A successful casino owner and gambler, Shell has “adopted” a number of runaways, prostitutes and other unwanted women. Strangely, the women never seem to be around very long afterwards.

Dimsdale Boiled – Shell’s hired muscle. He is also a Mardock Scramble 09 case worker. He used to be Oeufcoque’s user and partner.

The Bandersnatch Company Employees – The Bandersnatch Company is publicly a meat processing facility. Only the meat they specialize in is human flesh. In addition to making your enemies disappear permanently, each assassin has a fetish for a body part and often has particularly fine examples from their victims surgically transplanted onto their own body.

Medium the Fingernail – Medium’s special love is fingers. Due to the transplants, the fingers of his own hands are mismatched and grotesque. As you might expect, a rather deranged personality.

Rare the Hair – A lover of fine hair and skin. Rare’s own skin is wrinkled and dry, but her hair is lustrous and nearly as long as she is tall. Though she’s not all that tall.

Welldone the Pussyhand – The head of the Bandersnatch Company. Welldone is looking for the perfect implant for his right hand.

Characters Already Guessed:

Dr. Easter – Voiced by David Matranga - Oeufcoque’s human partner. While working for the military space program, Easter developed the technology responsible for Oeufcoque’s existence as well as Rune Balot’s body.

Mincemeat the Wink – Voiced by Andrew Love - Mincemeat is especially fond of eyes. He has had his favorites embedded all over his body. A well-muscled, bruiser sort of fellow.

Flesh the Pike – Voiced by Rob Mungle - Resembling a large mound of flesh, Flesh’s first love is breasts. She (or he – it’s really hard to say) has had numerous breasts implanted along both sides of her body. The technical/computer expert of the company.


#8

Second Round Correct

[quote]Dimsdale Boiled – David Wald
Welldone the Pussyhand – Chris Ayres
Rare the Hair – Luci Christian[/quote]

Third Round (final)

On to Round 3. I’ll post replies on Monday, and reveal any of the cast that isn’t guessed at that time

Well, now it should be possible to figure out which actor has two roles.
Of the other actors, two (one male / one female) that were guessed in the first round and were NOT guessed in the second round were correct guesses, just not for the right character.

MARDOCK SCRAMBLE: THE FIRST COMPRESSION

ADR Director & Script - Steven Foster

Characters Remaining to be Guessed:

Rune Balot – Balot is a troubled, young woman making her living as a prostitute. She is “rescued” by Shell Septinos, but it very quickly becomes apparent that he has ulterior, and very sinister motives. Badly burnt and on the very brink of death, Balot is given a synthetic body and a new chance at life through the newly enacted Mardock Scramble 09 law.

Oeufcoque – A mouse that has been rebuilt and given human intelligence. Originally developed for use in the space program, Oeufcoque now works as a Mardock Scramble 09 case officer, helping victims of violent crime find and convict their attackers. Due to his altered body, he can take on an almost limitless variety of shapes.

Shell Septinos – A successful casino owner and gambler, Shell has “adopted” a number of runaways, prostitutes and other unwanted women. Strangely, the women never seem to be around very long afterwards.

The Bandersnatch Company Employees – The Bandersnatch Company is publicly a meat processing facility. Only the meat they specialize in is human flesh. In addition to making your enemies disappear permanently, each assassin has a fetish for a body part and often has particularly fine examples from their victims surgically transplanted onto their own body.

Medium the Fingernail – Medium’s special love is fingers. Due to the transplants, the fingers of his own hands are mismatched and grotesque. As you might expect, a rather deranged personality.

Characters Already Guessed:

Dr. Easter – Voiced by David Matranga - Oeufcoque’s human partner. While working for the military space program, Easter developed the technology responsible for Oeufcoque’s existence as well as Rune Balot’s body.

Dimsdale Boiled - Voiced by David Wald – Shell’s hired muscle. He is also a Mardock Scramble 09 case worker. He used to be Oeufcoque’s user and partner.

Mincemeat the Wink – Voiced by Andrew Love - Mincemeat is especially fond of eyes. He has had his favorites embedded all over his body. A well-muscled, bruiser sort of fellow.

Rare the Hair - Voiced by Luci Christian – A lover of fine hair and skin. Rare’s own skin is wrinkled and dry, but her hair is lustrous and nearly as long as she is tall. Though she’s not all that tall.

Flesh the Pike – Voiced by Rob Mungle - Resembling a large mound of flesh, Flesh’s first love is breasts. She (or he – it’s really hard to say) has had numerous breasts implanted along both sides of her body. The technical/computer expert of the company.

Welldone the Pussyhand - Voiced by Chris Ayres – The head of the Bandersnatch Company. Welldone is looking for the perfect implant for his right hand.


#9

And, the full cast list…

Thank you to everyone who guessed. Without further ado, here’s the complete list.

MARDOCK SCRAMBLE: THE FIRST COMPRESSION

ADR Director & Script - Steven Foster

Rune Balot – Voiced by Hilary Haag - Balot is a troubled, young woman making her living as a prostitute. She is “rescued” by Shell Septinos, but it very quickly becomes apparent that he has ulterior, and very sinister motives. Badly burnt and on the very brink of death, Balot is given a synthetic body and a new chance at life through the newly enacted Mardock Scramble 09 law.

Oeufcoque – Voiced by Andy McAvin - A mouse that has been rebuilt and given human intelligence. Originally developed for use in the space program, Oeufcoque now works as a Mardock Scramble 09 case officer, helping victims of violent crime find and convict their attackers. Due to his altered body, he can take on an almost limitless variety of shapes.

Dr. Easter – Voiced by David Matranga - Oeufcoque’s human partner. While working for the military space program, Easter developed the technology responsible for Oeufcoque’s existence as well as Rune Balot’s body.

Shell Septinos – Voiced by Kalob Martinez - A successful casino owner and gambler, Shell has “adopted” a number of runaways, prostitutes and other unwanted women. Strangely, the women never seem to be around very long afterwards.

Dimsdale Boiled - Voiced by David Wald – Shell’s hired muscle. He is also a Mardock Scramble 09 case worker. He used to be Oeufcoque’s user and partner.

-either she overlooked this one, or forgot to fill it in-
The Bandersnatch Company Employees – The Bandersnatch Company is publicly a meat processing facility. Only the meat they specialize in is human flesh. In addition to making your enemies disappear permanently, each assassin has a fetish for a body part and often has particularly fine examples from their victims surgically transplanted onto their own body.

Medium the Fingernail – Voiced by Chris Ayres - Medium’s special love is fingers. Due to the transplants, the fingers of his own hands are mismatched and grotesque. As you might expect, a rather deranged personality.

Mincemeat the Wink – Voiced by Andrew Love - Mincemeat is especially fond of eyes. He has had his favorites embedded all over his body. A well-muscled, bruiser sort of fellow.

Rare the Hair - Voiced by Luci Christian – A lover of fine hair and skin. Rare’s own skin is wrinkled and dry, but her hair is lustrous and nearly as long as she is tall. Though she’s not all that tall.

Flesh the Pike – Voiced by Rob Mungle - Resembling a large mound of flesh, Flesh’s first love is breasts. She (or he – it’s really hard to say) has had numerous breasts implanted along both sides of her body. The technical/computer expert of the company.

Welldone the Pussyhand - Voiced by Chris Ayres – The head of the Bandersnatch Company. Welldone is looking for the perfect implant for his right hand.


#10

Looks like a very strong cast. I’m looking forward to watching/hearing this one. I will probably preorder the DVD and if I like it enough, get the bluray when it comes out next year.


#11

[quote=TheCoffeeGod]
-either she overlooked this one, or forgot to fill it in-
The Bandersnatch Company Employees [/quote]
She didn’t overlook this. The names following this ARE the employees of the Bandersnatch company.

She did an explanation on the second day:


#12

My bad!
And I even posted that too!

Man, I really need to actually read what I copy/paste.


#13

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-10/2nd-mardock-scramble-film-promo-videos-streamed

2nd Mardock Scramble Film’s Promo Videos Streamed

posted on 2011-08-10 10:30 EDT

Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion to open in Japan on September 3

The official website for Susumu Kudo and GoHands’ Mardock Scramble anime film trilogy began streaming a promotional video and two commercials for the second film. Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion will open in Japan on September 3. The website already began streaming the theatrical trailer on the same page in June.

In the story of Tow Ubukata’s original science fiction suspense novel series, a teenage prostitute named Rune Balot (Megumi Hayashibara) is murdered in an explosion. However, Dr. Easter (Hiroki Touchi) saves her, and Balot is resurrected as an advanced cyborg. Balot takes on the worst of Mardock City’s criminals as she looks for vengeance.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the trilogy for release in North America starting this September. Viz Media publishes the novel series in one volume in North America.


#14

Now, this is interesting…

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-10/mardock-scramble-bd/dvd-to-include-english-subs-in-japan

Mardock Scramble BD/DVD to Include English Subs in Japan

posted on 2011-08-10 22:49 EDT

The August 24 Blu-ray Disc and DVD release for Mardock Scramble: The First Compression in Japan will include English subtitles, according to the film’s website.

The Limited Edition Blu-Ray release will sell for 8,925 yen (about $114) and includes the complete and theatrical editions of the film, a 60-page booklet, a 50-page pamphlet, and a figure/USB drive. A total of 41 minutes of video extras include a making-of feature, an interview with creator Tow Ubukata, promotional videos, and every television commercial. (The complete edition of the film will have four more minutes of footage compared to the 65-minute theatrical version.)

Mardock Scramble: The First Compression is the first part in a film trilogy based on novels by Ubukata. Sentai Filmworks licensed the trilogy for North American release with English dubbing and subtitles. Viz Media publishes the novel series in one volume in North America.

In the story, a teenage prostitute named Rune Balot is murdered in an explosion. However, Dr. Easter saves her, and Balot is resurrected as an advanced cyborg. Balot takes on the worst of Mardock City’s criminals as she looks for vengeance.


#15

The TAN trailer is up for The First Compression


#16

Nice trailer. Actually it looks like that is the DVD trailer with the Anime Network logo at the end. Regardless, it looks great. I can’t wait for this one!


#17

English Dub Coming to VOD 9/1!


#18

[size=16]Mardock Scramble 2 Film’s Opening Event to Be Streamed[/size]
posted on 2011-08-29 15:00 EDT
Creator Tow Ubukata, director Susumu Kudo, lead actress Megumi Hayashibara to attend.


#19

The trailer looks amazing. I can’t wait to see this one!


#20

[size=4]Hey guys, this is regarding Mardock Scramble VOD. There was a bit of a miscommunication between certain parties, and the premiere dates were a bit flubbed up.

Mardock scramble starts on 45 packages 9/29, and on MOD 9/15. It was originally supposed to be 9/1, but it was changed, and that change was not properly communicated.

I’m sorry you guys have to deal with any fallout from this situation. You may choose one representative from the forum to soundly kick me in the ass if you’d like.

NO WINGTIPS!

-Rai and the AN Team[/size]


#21

[quote=LadyOfWicca]
The trailer looks amazing. I can’t wait to see this one![/quote]

I’m not holding my breath on this one… Once again the 30 hour great unwashed masses get screwed.


#22

[quote=Rai]
Hey guys, this is regarding Mardock Scramble VOD[/quote]
See also http://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,65/catid,3/func,view/id,94954.