Trivia: Avalon

Avalon, the film

  • Bad Export for You: For those familiar with the original Japanese DVD release (widely available in import shops for several years before the North American DVD release), the Region 1 release is a trainwreck, with dubbing, subtitles and unnecessary narration (see Viewers Are Morons, below) that introduce plot changes and generally make the film unwatchable in that form.
  • A reviewer for one (now-defunct) games magazine complained that Avalon is boring and doesn't show how shooters really function (ie. doesn't include rocket jumps and other moves from Quake). Mamoru Oshii based the Avalon game on Wizardry.
  • Playing Against Type: The lead actress up to that point specialised in soap operas. Needless to say, she was quite surprised when someone asked her to run around in a badass longcoat.
  • Viewers Are Morons: The North American DVD release features added narration explaining the storyline, which generally wrecks the film.

Avalon, the webcomic