Patlabor 1: The Movie (DVD)
Title: Patlabor 1: The Movie
Running time: 100
Distributor: Manga Entertainment
Release date: 2000-07-25
Suggested retail price: $29.95
Age rating: NR
In the year 1999, Tokyo's Mobile Police have a new weapon in the war on crime - advanced robots called 'Labors' that are used to combat criminals who use new technologies for illegal means.
The suicide of a mysterious man on the massive Babylon Project construction site sets off a cascade of events that may signal the destruction of Tokyo. What is the connection between the suicide, the new Mobile Police AV-XO, and a berserker prototype tank?
While Patlabor cops Noah Izumi and Azuma Shinohara investigate an unexplained wave of rogue Labors' rampaging the city, they uncover a sinister plot to infect Tokyo's eight thousand Labor robots with the deadly BABEL virus.
With the future of the city hanging in the balance and a typhoon poised to trigger the devastation, Noah, Azuma and their teammates must destroy the source of the virus - the giant Babylon Project Tower in Tokyo Bay.
(added on 2002-08-15, modified on 2002-08-15)
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