The Sky Crawlers (DVD)
Title: The Sky Crawlers
Running time: 121
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release date: 2009-05-26
Suggested retail price: $14.99
Age rating: 13+
From Mamoru Oshii, the world-acclaimed director of Ghost in the Shell, comes an award-winning story of an exciting but endless war with heroes too young to understand the meaning of their battles.
A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds. With his only childhood memory consisting of intense flight training, the fearless teenage pilot Yuichi's dogfights coexist with his struggle to find his missing past.
When his beautiful, young female commander Suito is reluctant to discuss the fate of the pilot that Yuichi is replacing - or the strangely perfect condition of that pilot's former aircraft - Yuichi's curiosity becomes heightened.
Special Features: The Sound Design and Animation of The Sky Crawlers, Animation Research for The Sky Crawlers.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
(added on 2009-04-16, modified on 2014-04-02)
- Reviewed in Shelf Life (August 23, 2010)
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