APPLESEED XIII: TARTAROS & OURANOS on Blu-ray and DVD in February 2014
FUNimation Entertainment has announced that the movies APPLESEED XIII: TARTAROS (アップルシードXIII ～遺言～, Appurushiido Saatiin ~Yuigon~, 2011) and APPLESEED XIII: OURANOS (アップルシード XIII ~預言~, Appurushiido Saatiin ~Yogen~, 2011) will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in North America on February 25, 2014. A summarized take on the thirteen episode series APPLESEED XIII (アップルシードXIII Appurushiido Saatiin, 2011), the two films feature a revolutionary art style that combines hand-drawn 2D characters with modern, CGI overlays.
Based on the original graphic novel Appleseed created by Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell, Vexille), the story follows the exploits of the ES.W.A.T. special forces member Deunan Knute and her combat cyborg colleague Briareos at the city of Olympus after World War V. Though keeping Shirow’s story setting and characters, APPLESEED XIII features a completely original story plot, supervised by Shirow and written by Junichi Fujisaku, one of the main scriptwriters in GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX (攻殻機動隊 STAND ALONE COMPLEX, Kookaku Kidootai Sutando Aroon Konpurekkusu, 2004-2005).
In the wake of destruction from a worldwide non-nuclear war, in which the city of Olympus has become the control center of the world. As humanity adopts biological enhancements in attempts to achieve perfection, a terrorist organization uprises to prevent what could be the eventual extinction of the human race. Two former LAPD SWAT members join a special mech-piloting, military force to take down the leader of the terrorist organization.
APPLESEED XIII: TARTAROS & OURANOS
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Running Time: 168 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1 Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9 enhanced)
Languages: English, Japanese
Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
Catalog #: FN-09128
Catalog #: FN-09127
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