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Metropolis (Blu-ray + DVD) PG-13

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Format:  Blu-ray  (2 Discs)
sku:  XMLCR 63337BR
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 30, 2018
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Mill Creek Ent
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Note: The Making of Metropolis featurette
    • Filmmaker Interviews
    • Animation Comparisons
    • Concept Art Gallery
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Japanese
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Japanese
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, Japanese
    • PCM Stereo - English, Japanese
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Directed by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Story by
Voice: , &

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh86%

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Total Count: 64

Upright81%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 25,715
Rintaro directs an intricate anime, which uses the plethora of its main characters to present a number of sociopolitical allegories and metaphors. Full Review
Asian Movie Pulse
Oct 6, 2019
It smoothly blends outrageously diverse visual styles and emotional tones. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Apr 17, 2007
Rating: 2/5 -- One of the most beautiful animated films ever produced. Full Review
Empire Magazine
Dec 30, 2006
Rating: 4/5 -- Essentially, think of this as Fritz Lang for beginners - which is in no way a bad thing. Full Review
SciFiNow
Mar 13, 2017
Parts of it are very silly, but it is still extraordinarily powerful as cinema and its meanings grow murkier, not clearer, with what we now know of Lang's life. Full Review
Sydney Morning Herald
May 23, 2003
Rating: 3/5 -- A spectacular if tonally incongruous reworking of Fritz Lang's 1927 original. Full Review
CineVue
Jan 16, 2017
...Beautiful....The film is often a sci-fi's dream come true, and the illustrative style is quite classy...
Hollywood Reporter
Jan 29, 2002

Product Description:

This animated Japanese film from Rintaro (X) and Katsuhiro Otomo (AKIRA), based on the 1949 manga by Osamu Tezuka, takes place in the futuristic city of Metropolis. A struggle between the robots and the human population of the city, who once coexisted peacefully, has now exploded into a violent revolution. An investigation conducted by private detective Shunsaku Ban and his nephew Kenichi leads to an outlaw scientist named Dr. Laughton. The scientist was hired by the ruler of Metropolis, Duke Red, to create a superhuman robot-girl, Tima, to succeed him as the next ruler of Metropolis. However, Duke Red's jealous bastard son, the Rock of Marduk, cannot stand the idea of a robot taking the throne and he sets out to destroy Tima. What ensues is a frantic race as Kenichi and Tima flee the Rock through the underground tunnels, dilapidated alleys, and skyscraping towers (called the Ziggurat) of Metropolis, aided by a nurturing trash-collecting robot, Fifi.

Combining classic cartoon drawing with modern computer animation techniques, METROPOLIS plays on the sharp contrast between flat, round characters, and deep, undulating, digital backgrounds. A blimp-submarine vessel roves through Metropolis, sometimes propelled through a watery medium, other times gliding on a monorail or floating through mid-air. The detail of the city's decor is breathtaking, from the moldings and colorful facades of the momentous buildings to the shiny marble floors and leather furnishings of some of the city's sleek interiors. A New Orleans jazz soundtrack adds an element of playful mystique to the film, though the blaring rendition of "I Can't Stop Loving You" that plays as the towers come crashing to the ground in the hellish apocalyptic finale only enhances the shocking, warlike chill that permeates the film.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: January 25, 2002 (Limted)
Mill Creek Entertainment
Blu-ray

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 103,837
  • UPC: 683904633378
  • Shipping Weight: 0.43/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 2 items

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