Right Stuf Announces the Astro Boy Ultra Collector's Edition DVD Set 2

Jun 7th 2006
ASTRO BOY (1963) ULTRA COLLECTOR'S EDITION DVD SET 2
Pre-book date: 8/1/2006 - Street date: 8/29/2006
Approximately 1200 minutes, Mono, Black and White.
Genre: Adventure / Retro TV

DVD (English)
Catalog#: RSDVD2014 Suggested Rating: ALL
ISBN: 1-57032-812-9
UPC#: 7-42617-2014-2-4
SRP: $129.99


The very first anime ever produced, Osamu Tezuka's original Astro Boy
delighted
children around the world with its touching stories and compelling
characters.
In the U.S., many will remember this popular children's series with
its catchy
theme song which aired on TV during the 1960s!


ABOUT ASTRO BOY
ASTRO BOY, the series that launched the anime phenomenon, returns for
the first
time ever on DVD! In this stunning second collector's edition, you'll
find the
final 52 episodes of the original black and white series as seen in
the US,
restored to pristine detail, and featuring never-before-seen footage
and an
amazing collection of extras!

The original boy-robot with 100,000 horsepower strength and courage!
In the year
2000, Dr. Boynton creates a super-robot in his deceased son's image.
He calls the
robot Astro Boy. Astro Boy can swim oceans, leap over mountains, even
fly into
space on his own power. However, Astro Boy can't replace his son; Dr.
Boynton
becomes dissatisfied with the boy robot and disowns him. Astro Boy is
befriended
by Dr. Packadermus J. Elefun of the Institute of Science, who guides
him through
his adventures. Endowed with super strength, rocket-powered flight, a
selfless
heart and a kind demeanor, Astro Boy fights a never-ending crusade
against the
forces of evil!


DVD Set 2 contains episodes 53-104, PLUS an entire DVD full of extra
bonus
material, including Japanese episode #193 - the final episode, never
before
seen in the US!


Ultra Collector's Edition DVD Extras Include:
Deleted Scenes; "Behind the Scenes at Mushi Studios" Featurette;
Part 2 of an interview with series producer Fred Ladd;
Original Japanese Episodes #34, #56, and #193 (with English
subtitles);
a Fred Ladd Tour Gallery; an Original Character Art Gallery;
a Merchandise Gallery; PLUS a Collector's Booklet featuring "The
Cinema of
Osamu Tezuka", Original Astro Boy Advertisements, Line Art,
an Episode Guide, and much more!


Graphic of cover is located at:
http://www.rightstuf.com/outgoing/sleeves/rsdvd2014.jpg


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ABOUT THE RIGHT STUF, INTERNATIONAL
Founded in 1987, The Right Stuf International ("TRSI") was one of the
first
players in the US Japanese Animation ("anime") industry. Dedicated to
producing
the highest quality products, TRSI selects a limited number of anime
titles to
focus on each year. With a product line ranging from anime classics
like Astro
Boy, Kimba, and Gigantor to the most modern comedies and dramas such
as His and
Her Circumstances, Comic Party and Gravitation, TRSI produces quality
anime for
fans of all ages! To learn more about TRSI, visit us on the web at
www.rightstuf.com.

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