Metropolis (DVD and blu ray dual format)

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Based on the classic comic created by revered manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka (ASTROBOY), and written by anime legend Katsuhiro Otomo (AKIRA) and directed by Rintaro (GALAXY EXPRESS 999), Metropolis is a spectacular film featuring stunning imagery and unforgettable characters.

In the industrial, tri-level world of Metropolis, Duke Red is a powerful leader with plans to unveil a highly advanced robot named Tima. But Duke Red’s violent son Rock distrusts robots and intends to find and destroy Tima. Lost in the confusing labyrinth beneath Metropolis, Tima is beginning a friendship with the young nephew of a Japanese detective. But when Duke Red separates the two innocents, Tima’s life – and the fate of the universe – is dangerously at stake.

Director: Rintaro

Cast: Toshio Furukawa, Scott Weinger, Yuka Imoto

Language: Japanese (with English subtitles); English audio track

Genre: Animation Adventure

Country: Japan

Year: 2001

Runtime: 108 minutes

Certification: PG

Special Features:

  • High-Definition presentation
  • DTS-HD Master Audio sountrack (both Japanese and English audio) on the Blu-ray
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • The Making of Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis - a documentary on the film's production
  • Interviews with the films creators
  • Multi-angle animation comparisons
  • Original trailer