OSAMU TEZUKA’S METROPOLIS Blu-ray + DVD SteelBook From Mill Creek
The explosive, ground-breaking anime feature film will be available in highly collectible packaging on October 30
Source: Mill Creek Entertainment press release
Mill Creek Entertainment, the leader in value home entertainment, is excited to announce the upcoming release of the 2001 anime film OSAMU TEZUKA’S METROPOLIS (メトロポリス, Metoroporisu) as a SteelBook Blu-ray + DVD combo on October 30, 2018. This spectacular film in its all-new collectible packaging will be available for $34.98 SRP.
Screenplay by anime legend Katsuhiro Otomo (AKIRA) and directed by Rintaro (GALAXY EXPRESS 999), OSAMU TEZUKA’S METROPOLIS is a spectacular visual film with stunning imagery, unforgettable characters, and leaves you questioning what it takes to be human. Special features include interviews with the filmmakers, The Making of OSAMU TEZUKA’S METROPOLIS, original Japanese audio, and multi-angle animation.
Osamu Tezuka’s other success include ASTRO BOY, KIMBA THE WHITE LION, BLACK JACK and PHOENIX. The manga and anime were also inspired by the 1927 German silent film of the same name, though Tezuka admitted to never actually seeing the film. With music by Toshiyuki Honda and cinematography by Hitoshi Yamaguchi, OSAMU TEZUKA’S METROPOLIS was nominated for Best Film by the Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival. The English dubbed film includes voice actors such as Brianne Siddall (DIGIMON), Michael Reisz (writer, BOSTON LEGAL), Simon Prescott (GHOST IN THE SHELL), and Rebecca Forstadt (ROBOTECH, POWER RANGERS: TIME FORCE).
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.
“If you have never seen a Japanese anime, start here. If you love them, METROPOLIS proves you are right. **** (4/4 stars)” – Roger Ebert
Distributor: Mill Creek Entertainment
Street Date: October 30, 2018
Format: Blu-Ray, DVD
Region Code: BD Region A
Number of Discs: 2
Run Time: 1 Hour 48 Minutes
Language: English, Japanese
Amazing High-Definition Presentation, English SDH subtitles and English Translation
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and uncompressed Japanese audio
The Making of OSAMU TEZUKA’S METROPOLIS documentary featurette
Also featuring interviews with the film’s creators along with concept animation comparisons!
About Mill Creek Entertainment
Mill Creek Entertainment is a source of value home video entertainment. Helmed by a management team with over eighty years of experience in the consumer home entertainment marketplace, the company produces entertainment products that typically sell in quantity, at impulse price-points, while adhering to high standards of quality unsurpassed in the industry. The Mill Creek product line encompasses many genres, speaks to broad consumer tastes and has found favor with both North American and emerging Latin markets. The company’s DVD product line consists of classic movies, television episodes, historical documentaries and feature films.