PLANZET on Australian Blu-ray and DVD
The Final Plan To Retake Planet Earth
Source: Madman Entertainment
Special Thanks to Ben Pollock
On June 19th, the Australian label Madman Entertainment will release the computer animated sci-fi film PLANZET (プランゼット, Puranzetto, 2010) on DVD and in a Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Directed by Jun Awazu (NEGADON: THE MONSTER FROM MARS) and produced by CoMix Wave (CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES, 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND), PLANZET features an All-Star Japanese voice cast including Mamoru MIYANO (DEATH NOTE) and Junko TAKEUCHI (NARUTO).
In 2047, an unknown, alien lifeform descends upon the Earth, destroying all the major cities in one fell swoop. The survivors unite and build a Diffusor to stop the Februus, the invaders the military would later codename the FOS, and a temporary peace is achieved.
Jump forward to 2053, the present. A last, desperate counterattack is being mounted against the enemy. Hiroshi Akishima, soldier in the Planetary Defense Forces Alliance, would like nothing better than a shot at the aliens responsible for his father’s death six years ago. However, the new offensive requires the Diffusor to be dropped, leaving the entire planet terribly vulnerable once more. Will humanity regain the stars or lose everything in the final, ultimate gamble?
Release Date: June 19, 2013
Year Of Production: 2010
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Format: Limited Edition Blu-ray (Region B) + DVD (Region 4, PAL) Combo
Number of Discs: 2
Format: DVD (Region 4, PAL)
Number of Discs: 1
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Language: Japanese, English
Running Time: 50 minutes
Cast and staff interviews and commentary
Side-by-side animatic comparison
Japanese trailer collection
Madman is a leading independent film and television distribution and rights management company, with offices in Australia and New Zealand. Madman is renowned for its commitment to quality Australian and foreign film, factual content, as well as highly collectable categories such as Japanese anime, genre film, animation and cult television. Madman’s capabilities encompass end to end acquisition, marketing, creative, sales and distribution in all mediums and formats, from the silver screen to the digital realm. Madman is also a proud producer of Australian film and television content. Put simply, Madman is mad for entertainment.
Madman is owned by Funtastic Limited, one of Australia’s largest wholesalers of consumer products into retail outlets and an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed company.
For more information on PLANZET, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan: