FuZzCasT Home Entertainment - Dreamcast Video Returns!

Cast your mind back to the dawn of the new millennium. Like everyone else, you were probably still happy enough renting VHS video tapes, but at the same time were also covetously envious of those shiny new (and expensive) DVD players displayed prominently in the high street stores. You were keen to kickstart your foray into the digital video future, and even though Sony was promising to deliver DVD to the masses with its looming PS2 juggernaut, your blood bleeds blue and your loyalty to Sega and the Dreamcast could not be shaken. But what to do?
Ooooh, shiny.
You had heard rumours of a video card for your venerable Sega Saturn but you could never find one. Whispers from the orient described some strange voodoo witchcraft involving burning movies to CD-ROM, but after you endured the interminable age that it took to download the file over your 33.6k dial-up modem on your Windows 98 machine, the experience was underwhelming. Watching a movie on your 13" CRT monitor just didn't have the right pop-corn munching vibe. 

Doesn't look much like a home theatre system, does it?
And then something miraculous happened. The Dreamcast security had been cracked wide open via the ill conceived MIL-CD format, the official Dreamcast sofdec movie creator had been leaked from the Dreamcast Software Development Kit, and a small community sprung up overnight, turning the latest movie releases into Dreamcast Video discs for you to play on your favourite white box of tricks. You could hook these bad boys up to your massive 50cm old school 4:3 TV, placed in prime position in front of your second-hand, threadbare, loose-springed couch you salvaged off the side of the road in the summer of '98.  
The stories that couch could tell...
As always, all good things must come to an end. As DVD players and DVDs became cheaper and more common place, there wasn't really any need for the Dreamcast Video community to keep going, so it just faded away into the land of fond memories and rebellious youth....
Until today. FuZzCasT has picked up the ball dropped by these communities of yore and rekindled the old Dreamcast Video spirit. You can download the latest releases and a fine selection of classics to watch in glorious widescreen 480p on your beloved Dreamcast, just like how you remember. 
What's 2160p Ultra HD? Netflix? Never heard of it.
Here is a list of all the FuZzCastT releases to date. In order to avoid being accused of supporting video piracy, each movie is accompanied by a choice selection of quotes to discourage you from downloading any of them. That should keep the Feds off our backs.
Screw the Feds, I'm more worried about the Phantom. He's been holding a
grudge against pirates for over 400 years.

Blade: Trinity (2004)

2 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 3 Dec 2017

  • "all the appeal of reheated congealed blood" 
  • "continues a sputtering franchise"
  • "A trainwreck set to a booming soundtrack"

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

4 Disc, self-boot .cdi
Widescreen (16:9)

Released: 28 Nov 2017

  • "A plodding, lifeless and leaden final chapter"
  • "Overlong and underwhelming"
  • "Please, someone get me the blue pill"
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2014)

2 Disc, self-boot .cdi
Widescreen (16:9)

Released: 22 Nov 2017

  • "light and trivial" 
  • "quality was mediocre"
  • "lifeless and drawn without much detail"

Inception (2010)

4 Disc, self-boot .cdi
Widescreen (16:9)

Released: 15 Nov 2017

  • "nothing but a cheap trick"
  • "dream up a better movie yourself"
  • "a nightmare for audiences"
Constantine (2005)

3 Disc, self-boot .cdi
Widescreen (16:9)

Released: 6 Nov 2017

  • "a confusing narrative muddle" 
  • "portentous nonsense"
  • "Entirely beyond redemption"

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

2 Disc, self-boot .cdi
Widescreen (16:9)

Released: 4 Nov 2017

  • "worst acting I've ever seen"
  • "turgid, sub-literate spaceballs"
  • "Drink the Kool-Aid. Wear blinders. Cover your ears."
Jumanji (1995)

2 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 3 Nov 2017

  • "the effects can't disguise the thin plot"
  • "Muddy, confused sideshow is mindlessly busy"
  • "Directed in a soulless, sledgehammer style"
The Social Network (2010)

2 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 2 Nov 2017

  • "Lackluster, pedestrian, emotionally hollow"
  • "Facebook as a weepy bromance"
  • "it's really drivel"
Sucker Punch (2011)

2 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 2 Nov 2017

  • "tawdry, repellent action fantasy"
  • "Consider yourself punched, sucker"
  • "utter garbage on every level possible"

Robocop 2 (1990)

2 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 1 Nov 2017

  • "all machine, and it's all vile"
  • "a confusion of half-baked and unfinished ideas"
  • "irrelevant and ridiculously trivial"
Doom (2005)

2 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 30 Oct 2017

  • "Charmless and brainless"
  • "bland, lifeless sci fi fodder"
  • "a third-generation knock-off"
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - The Movie (1995)

2 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 28 Oct 2017

  • "so painfully bland"
  • "exhausting amount of action, funny voices and snot jokes."
  • "Noisy and meant for children only."
Her (2013)

2 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 28 Oct 2017

  • "Immensely disappointing"
  • "most stereotypical, bland romance ever"
  • "An inane, tasteless, disappointing, boring downer"


Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017)

2 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 27 Oct 2017

  • "tedious pace and horrible script"
  • "dead rubbish"
  • "no vaccine for this movie"
I, Robot (2004)

4 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "a heap of expensive metal parts"
  • "deliberate clich├ęs and digital white noise"
  • "A dreary action-mystery"
Waking Life (2001)

2 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "Agony. A penance to sit through."
  • "few things as boring as listening to other people's dreams."
  • "designed to confuse art-house patrons"
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992)

1 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "a series of subplots" 
  • "... a simple cash-grab ..."
  • "straight to video"

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

4 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "a long, punishing struggle"
  •  "Another incomprehensible disaster"
  • "even worse than the last one"
The Cable Guy (1996)

SD card, self-boot .iso

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "hopelessly disconnected and ultimately unsatisfying"
  • "a freak show of mugging"
  • "sorely test the devotion of Carrey's fans"
The Matrix (1999)

2 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "overlong, high concept hokum"
  • "bloated, mechanical and tiresome"
  • "technically dazzling comic-book shtick"
Space Jam (1996)

1 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "A mindless, feature-length insult"
  • "A silly, forgettable comedy"
  • "Sufferin' succotash!"
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

1 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "A few good jokes for every dozen groaners!"
  • "for the most part, this is kiddie subversion"
  • "Irreverent, gross and childish!"
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie (1996)

1 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "Everything about this film stinks"
  • "Murders the memory of Sonic"
  • "not even worth the time to stream on youtube"
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

4 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "dull, gruesome and obnoxiously loud"
  • "complete garbage"
  • "has all the flavor of rotting leftovers"
Pure Pwnage (2016)

SD card self-boot .iso

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "one long boring league replay"
  • "never delivers"
  • "Depressing, lame and sad."
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

SD card, self-boot .iso

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "the latest Blade Runner knockoff"
  • "Disappointing sci-fi"
  • "Couldn't a psychic dolphin have told them not to bother?"
Hackers (1995)

2 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "zapping you with techno-cliches"
  • "Rarely do movies try-and fail-as hard to be cool"
  • "lame plotting, dopey writing and cornball histrionics"
Ghost in the Shell (2017)

2 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "A flimsy copy of a copy"
  • "bogged down in aesthetics"
  • "PHENOMENALLY BORING"
Elfen Lied (2004)

6 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "just a waste of time"
  • "I am pretty sure harem and deepness don't go hand in hand"
  • "tries to be everything at once, and fails to be anything at all"
Death Note (2017)

4 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "third-rate comic-book vigilante"
  • "messing up nearly everything"
  • "a failed product"
8 Mile (2002)

2 Disc, self-boot .cdi

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "colourless family melodramas"
  • "uninteresting shell of a movie"
  • "Rocky with a rap beat"
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

SD card, self-boot .iso

Released: 26 Oct 2017

  • "utter contempt for its audience"
  • "entirely confused, barely existent plot"
  • "poison in the Justice League well"

Beyond these filmic treats, FuZzCasT has a number of documentaries and music concerts available as well. One of the most interesting of these miscellany is a video of gameplay footage covering the main story from this year's Sonic game - Sonic Forces. So that means you can kind of technically "play" Sonic Forces on your Dreamcast now, which is nice.

Sonic Forces (2017)
5 Disc, self-boot .cdi
Widescreen (16:9)

Released: 9 Nov 2017

  • "shoddily made platformer"
  • "poor controls and a disappointing experience"
  • "easy, soft and repetitive"

Want to know more about the Dreamcast Video saga, then peruse some of our previous articles on the subject:

5 comments:

Milla Fen said...

Shenmue the movie please :D

jon lee said...

Funny as hell, the movie comments are priceless.Also wonderful article

Tom Charnock said...

Hahaha! Outstanding. Definitely searching for some of these XD

hoogafanter said...

Looks like a great way to wear out your laser not playing games lmfao. But if I could get those files on my USBGDROM that would be hilarious...

JoeMD said...

Great little Phantom reference there. I posted an article about it with link back to the DCJY on my Phantom fan site - https://goo.gl/hKvF7K

Great stuff, guys! :D