Based on a Osamu Tezuka's graphic novel first published in 1949 more than 10 years before the inception of Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy), Metropolis takes a look at the rapid expansion of science and technology and the co-existence of humans and robots.
Set in the future, Metropolis is a grand city-state populated by humans and robots, the cohabitants of a strictly segmented society. Amidst the chaos created by anti-robot factions, detective Shunsaku Ban and his sidekick Ken-ichi are searching for rebel scientist Dr. Laughton.
But when they locate him, his secret laboratory is destroyed by fire under sinister circumstances, and instead Ken-ichi finds Tima, a beautiful young girl bereft of memory and speech, seemingly helpless at the site. Little does he know that Tima is a new top-of the-line android created to take over Metropolis, and that behind her creation lie the ambitions of a powerful man and his fierce desire to reclaim a tragic figure from his past.
This is a Special Edition two-disc DVD set (featuring the first-ever pocket DVD of added bonus features!)
DVD Features: Widescreen and Full Screen presentations, Animax Special: The Making of Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis, Interview with Rintaro Katsushiro, Two Animation Comparisons, History of the Metropolis Comic Book, Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video, Theatrical Trailers, Biography of Osamu Tezuka, Production Notes, Scene Selections
Spoken Languages: Japanese DTS and 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French
Subtitles: English, French and Spanish subtitles.
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