Metropolis [Special Edition] (DVD)

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Title: Metropolis [Special Edition]
Volume: DVD
Running time: 109
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Release date: 2002-04-23
Pre date: 2002-02-12
Suggested retail price: $27.96
Age rating: 13+

SKU: 07796
UPC: 043396077966 043396077966

Based on a Osamu Tezuka's graphic novel first published in 1949 more than 10 years before the inception of Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy), Metropolis takes a look at the rapid expansion of science and technology and the co-existence of humans and robots.

The story centers on a young girl named Tima and Kenichi, the nephew of a private detective named Shunsaku Ban. Tima, who doesn’t know she’s really a robot, is stalked at every turn by Rock, who wants only to destroy her, and Duke Red, who wants only to use her power for his own ends. Now the fate of both Metropolis and the fragile coexistence of its humans and robots lies in the hands of this single young girl.


  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • fullscreen

Four Audio Tracks:
  • Japanese DTS 5.1
  • Japanese Dolby Digital5.1
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • French Dolby Surround

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

The Metropolis Special Edition also includes a pocket sized 3" DVD for the special features. The 1 hour disc includes the following:
  • Animax Special
  • Biography of Osamu Tezuka
  • The Making of Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis Featurette
  • interview with director Rintaro
  • two Animation Comparisons
  • history of the "Metropolis"
  • comic book
  • Theatrical Trailers

(added on 2002-01-24, modified on 2002-02-13)

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