Incredibly disappointing. Sure, this follows the manga more "faithfully" and keeps the same English voice actors (who are surprisingly good). The flaws, however, are staggering. Not only is the pace downright plodding, with sub-par editing, whomever they got to make the English script has a poor grasp on grammar, making the dialog at times painful. Then there's the music. Viewers of what they're now calling the Signature Series remember the brilliant soundtrack by Yasushi Ishii. Where did that go? I'm going to go read the manga with my original series CDs now. I am not in love with "Ultimate." Rent Hellsing, Vol. 1: Impure Souls [Signature Series]
The OVAs or the Ultimate series is by leaps and bounds the best of the Hellsing series. The series that came before was for tv and after only a few episodes went off in a different direction then the original story. The OVAs / Ultimate DvDs though are the closest thing to the original story line, and I love it.
This was one of the most disappointing DVD's I have seen in a long time. Basically it changes and retells the same story's from the first series but with dumbed down dialog and plot, a music score that sounds like a 3rd rate action movie reject. The animation style is different and tries but fails to be anything special. It is completely devoid of anything that made the first series a master peice and will most likely leave any fan asking: Why would did they make this?