Live-Action SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack in April
The feature-length, live-action sci-fi epic SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO (宇宙戦艦ヤマト, Supeesu Batorushippu Yamato, 2010) finally comes to home video in North America in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack from FUNimation Entertainment. Based on the incredibly popular 1970’s anime series of the same name — shown in the US as STAR BLAZERS — SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO stars Takuya Kimura (REDLINE, HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE). The movie earned $6.2 million on its opening box office week in Japan, and grossed $50 million throughout its entire theatrical run.
The year is 2199. Mankind teeters on the brink of extinction as the Gamilas, a heinous race of alien invaders, wage an endless war for the right to inhabit the Earth. The last hope for humanity lies on the distant planet of Iskander, and the only battleship capable of attempting the journey is the legendary Yamato. Armed with the devastatingly-powerful Wave Motion Cannon, grizzled Captain Okita and the Yamato’s crew venture boldly into the darkest depths of space.
The Gamilas attack at every turn, but fallen hero Susumu Kodai and ace pilot Yuki Mori fight side-by-side for the future of their world. Together, these young lovers unlock the secrets of Iskander — only to face a harrowing voyage home that will change their world forever!
SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Catalog #: IF-09266
Material #: 8116259
Running Time: 138 Minutes
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For more information on the SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO live action film please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO: Triumph and Tragedy
- SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO on Australian DVD and Blu-ray
- Win Tickets to SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO, CURE or ZOMBIE ASS at Japan Cuts!
- J-POP Summit Festival Announces Japan Film Festival of San Francisco
- SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO Finally Hits North American Theaters in October 2013
- SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO North American Presskit