08 February 2008

Just deserts

Gander at the local movie listings today (at least in Columbus), and you'll see Carmike offering a puzzling title called "Desert Princess."

It's apparently "Episode of Alabasta: The Desert Princess and the Pirates." I don't blame them for shortening the title of this, the eighth in a chapter of the anime series "One Piece." In fact, I can't even blame them for bringing it just now — 11 months after its release and just one week before it's out on DVD. That's apparently the way its distributor wanted it.

So while die-hard manga fans might want the big-screen experience, the rest of us can just rent it for the home next week.

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