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Crusher Joe: The Movie

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©1983 Takachiho & Studio Nue • Sunrise, Inc.

Alternative title:
Crusher Joe
クラッシャージョウ (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Amid a supposedly simple escort mission, Joe and his crew experience a failure during their warp travel. They wake up just to find out that the passengers are missing. To make things worse, the United Space Force accuses them of committing space piracy and Crusher HQ suspends their licenses for six months. To clear their names, they head out to the dangerous planet of Lagol to find the person who hired them for that particular mission.
User Ratings: 132 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 10 votes (sub:10)
 Excellent: 19 votes (sub:12, dub:6, raw:1)
 Very good: 25 votes (sub:17, dub:6, raw:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Good: 39 votes (sub:32, dub:6, edit.dub:1)
 Decent: 13 votes (sub:9, dub:4)
 So-so: 12 votes (sub:9, dub:3)
 Not really good: 7 votes (sub:6, dub:1)
 Weak: 3 votes (dub:2, raw:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 212 users, rank: #3662 (of 9409)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.000 (Good), std. dev.: 1.9424, rank: #3565 (of 9517)
Weighted mean: 7.045 (Good), rank: #3271 (of 9517) (seen all: 7.06 / seen some: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.087 (Good), rank: #2942 (of 7150)
Running time: 132 minutes
Production cost: ¥200,000,000
Vintage: 1983
Premiere date:
1983-03-12 (Japan)
Opening Theme:
"Bloodbath Highway" by Kazuhiro Nishimatsu by ARAGON
Ending Theme:
"Hishou (Never End)" by Kazuhiro Nishimatsu
Insert song:
"Bloodbath Highway" by ARAGON
Trivia: We have 2
Crusher Joe DVD (Jan 20, 2003)
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Crusher Joe: The Movie (Blu-ray) 2020-06-30 (from $29.95)
DVD (Region 1)
    Crusher Joe - Two Disc Set (DVD) 2003-09-23 (from $25.58)
    Crusher Joe: The Movie (DVD) 2017-04-25 (from $7.99)
    Crusher Joe: The Movie [Sub] (LD) 1997-07-15

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Original creator: Haruka Takachiho
Character Design: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Art Director: Mitsuki Nakamura
Animation Director:
Norio Kashima
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Mechanical design: Shoji Kawamori
Art design: Michiaki Sato
Director of Photography: Katsuji Misawa
Producer: Takayuki Yoshii

Assistant Director: Mamoru Hamatsu
In-Between Check:
Kazuko Maejima
Yoshiko Barada
Original Music: Norio Maeda
Planning: Eiji Yamaura
Recording Adjustment:
Akiyoshi Yoda
Isamu Kattō
Sound Effects: Kazutoshi Satō
Special Effects: Michiaki Doi
Special Guest Designer:
Akira Toriyama (MAX 310)
Fujihiko Hosono (Nightwalker)
Fumiko Taano (Anessa) 
Fumiko Takano (Anessa)
Hideo Azuma (Group Ouch)
Hisaichi Ishii (Saiteijin)
Katsuhiro Otomo (Arakune)
Keiko Takemiya (Date Wear)
Miki Tori (Bagpiper)
Rumiko Takahashi (Chug)
Satomi Mikuriya (Rudora)
Satomi Onju (Rudora) 
Shinji Wada (Goby)
Yumiko Igarashi (Boo Boo)
Supervision: Haruka Takachiho
Theme Song Lyrics:
Ryūichirō Fujiwara (ED)
Titles: Isao Ishida
Hiroshi Takemura as Crusher Joe

Akira Kume as Dan
Chikao Ohtsuka as Big Murphy
Gorō Naya as Captain Kowalski
Issei Futamata as Dongo
Noriko Ohara as Ricky
Osamu Kobayashi as Bard
Reiko Mutoh as Jona Mature
Run Sasaki as Alfin
Yoshio Nagahori as Loki

Chikao Ohtsuka as Murphy 
Daisuke Gouri as Roki/Pigaro 
Fumihiko Tachiki as Control Room Officer
Hidekatsu Shibata as
Dupra Mardola
Hiroshi Kawaguchi as Control Room Officer
Hiroyuki Kumakura as Control Room Officer
Iemasa Kayumi as Hyuum 
Kan Sakai as Anessa 
Kazuko Yanaga as Norma
Kazuyuki Sogabe as Killie
Kōichi Chiba as Corte Gianni
LEO as Disc Jockey
Maruo Ôtsuka as Murphy 
Masaru Ikeda as Doctor
Masato Tachizawa as Pirate Chief
Meri Mizuhara as Kei
Nobuo Tanaka as Valenstinos (Yosef Dodge)
Reiko Mutoh as Mature
Shinya Ohtaki as Pirate
Takeshi Watabe as Nero
Tamaki Sakai as Anessa
Tomomichi Nishimura as Officer
Yuri Akitsu as Yuri
Yuzuru Fujimoto as Gelstan 
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Music: Kevin Turner
Translation: Shin Kurokawa
Executive producer: Robert J. Woodhead
Producer: Janice Hindle

Audio Engineer: Nick Stuteville
Dialogue Mixer: Ron Abfalter
DVD Assistant Producer: Bobby Engelmann
DVD Producer: Michael Morton
DVD Production Assistant:
Nikki Miani
Steve Klem
DVD Production Manager: Scott Carlson
Effects Editor: Kevin Turner
Script Supervision: Brian Hinnant
SFX Designer: Skip Bowerman
Subtitling Director: Robert J. Woodhead
Translation Verification: Natsumi Ueki
Voice Direction: Scott Houle
Dave Underwood as Talos
Juliet Cesario as Alfin
Michael Brady as Joe
Shaun O'Rourke as Ricky

AMIGA 3000 as Dongo

Aimee Flint as Yuri 
Belinda Bizic as Norma
Bob Edwards as Bard
Daniel Morris as Dan
Daniel Taraschke as Communications Officer 
Kevin Potts as Nero
Liz Elsen as Kei 
Marc Matney as Kowalsky
Michael S. Way as Murphy
Norm Shore as Mardola
Patrick Humphrey as Doctor
Pierre Brulator as Valentinos
Stacia Crawford as Matua

English companies
DVD Authoring: Cinepost
Licensed by:
AnimEigo (Expired)
Discotek Media (2016)
Recording Studio: Coastal Carolina Sound Studios
French staff
French cast
Translation: Jean-Philippe Dubrulle
French companies
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Fabrizio Mazzotta
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo
Andrea Ward as Joe

Monica Ward as Alfin
Roberto Stocchi as Talos

Diego Reggente as Nero
Elio Zamuto as Maldora
Gino Pagnani as Dan
Giuliano Santi as Rocky
Laura Boccanera as Mature
Mino Caprio as Valentinos
Oliviero Dinelli as Segretario
Paolo Buglioni as Cowalsky
Romano Malaspina as Killy
Italian companies
Distributor: Granata Press

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