Patlabor: The Movie [Limited Collector's Edition] (DVD)
Title: Patlabor: The Movie [Limited Collector's Edition]
Running time: 100
Distributor: Bandai Visual USA
Release date: 2006-04-25
Suggested retail price: $89.99
Age rating: 13+
From critically-acclaimed director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell)!
At the dawn of the millennium in Tokyo, advanced robotic vehicles called Labors are heavily relied upon to build fortifications to project Japan from global rising sea levels. A maverick team from the Metropolitan Police led by Noa Izumi and Azuma Shinohara uncover a devilish scheme to infect Tokyo's 8,000 Labors with the BABEL virus.
As a powerful typhoon approaches Tokyo and the apocalyptic vision of a dead man begins, the team must locate and destroy the source of the virus, the giant Babylon Project Tower in the heart of Tokyo Bay, before 8,000 Labors go berserk!
This Special Limited Edition is a numbered collector's edition with only 10,000 created! The cover art was especially illustrated for this release by Yutaka Izubuchi (creator and director of Rahxephon) and includes a 2-DVD set and 2 books never before available!
Book 1, Archives, is 184 pages long and contains exposition and criticism of the film (character, story background, artwork, etc.), interviews with director Mamoru Oshii, screenwriter Kazunori Ito, mecha designer Yutaka Izubuchi, character designer Akemi Takada and music composer Kenji Kawai, and Key animation drawing samples with explanatory notes.
The second book contains storyboards by Mamoru Oshii and is 300 pages with English translations.
DVD Features: "The Making of Patlabor The Movie" (Japanese language with English subtitles), Japanese trailers, Television Commercials.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
(added on 2006-01-26, modified on 2006-01-26)
- Reviewed by Theron Martin (June 2, 2006)
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