Mamoru Oshii’s DALLOS: COMPLETE OVA SERIES on DVD
Source: Discotek Media
THERE’S A REBELLION BREWING ON THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON!
On February 25th, the complete anime series DALLOS (ダロス, Darosu, 1983) will be released on Region 1 DVD by Discotek Media.
Shun Nonomura is a young man out of Monopolis, a sprawling miner’s colony on the lunar surface. His people mine helium-3 and other essentials for the Earth — but in the late 21st century, Earth’s resources are depleted and the planetary government has resorted to authoritarian rule to get what they want. As the put-upon miners, including Shun’s own family and friends, start to organize a revolt, they come under attack from Earth’s new lunar commander: Alex Leiger, a military man unafraid to use force to put down the uprising!
As Shun’s idealism and Alex’s chilly pragmatism clash, Monopolis is thrown into chaos. The last, best hope for victory lies within a mysterious alien artifact that the lunarians worship as a god — Dallos!
Released in four parts starting in December 1983, DALLOS is an early directorial effort by the great Mamoru Oshii (GHOST IN THE SHELL, PATLABOR), which made history as the first anime OVA (original video animation) ever created.
Screenplay: Hisayuki Toriumi, Mamoru Oshii
Music: Hiroyuki Nanba, Ichiro Nitta
Original Story: Hisayuki Toriumi
Character Design and Animation Director: Toshiyasu Okada
Art Direction: Mitsuki Nakamura
Mechanical Design: Masaharu Sato
Sound Director: Shigeharu Shiba
Director Of Photography: Akio Wakana, Masayoshi
Starring: Hideki Sasaki, Koji Nakata, Mizuho Suzuki
Directed By: Mamoru Oshii
Animation Production: Pierrot
DVD: Region 1
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 – 4:3 Full Frame (OAR)
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0
Running Time: 120 minutes (4 Parts)
Remembering DALLOS 1983-2003