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The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu (Sub.DVD)

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Title: The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu
Volume: Sub.DVD
Running time: 151
Distributor: KimStim

Release date: 2009-07-28
Suggested retail price: $29.95
Age rating: NR

UPC: 698452206936 698452206936

Known as the god of manga and the father of anime, Tezuka Osamu created hundreds of comics, dozens of films, and even some television series (including such internationally beloved shows as Astro Boy and Kimba The White Lion). His pioneering, unparalleled career is without rival for its extraordinary range of visual styles.

Included in this set are some of Osamu's most legendary works, including Pictures at an Exhibition and Legend of the Forest. The former combines 10 individual short vignettes to create stunning visual riffs on classic fine art. But the 30-minute Legend of the Forest is the animator's masterpiece. An epic of forest faeries, sprites, wizards, and animals defending themselves against greedy industrialists bent on destroying nature, the film stylistically traces the evolution of animation from 19th-century etchings, to Disney and Fleischer cartoons, to contemporary anime.

Contains the following works:
Tales of the Street Corner
The Drop
Pictures at an Exhibition
The Genesis
Broken Down Film
Legend of the Forest
Self Portrait

Special Features: Interview with Tezuka.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Later printings of this DVD change the title on the cover to The Astonishing Work of Osamu Tezuka.

(added on 2010-06-13, modified on 2010-06-13)
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