Patlabor: The Movie [Limited Collector's Edition] (DVD)

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Title: Patlabor: The Movie [Limited Collector's Edition]
Volume: DVD
Running time: 100
Distributor: Bandai Visual USA

Release date: 2006-04-25
Suggested retail price: $89.99
Age rating: 13+

UPC: 858604001004 858604001004

From critically-acclaimed director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell)!

At the dawn of the millennium in Tokyo,​ advanced robotic vehicles called Labors are heavily relied upon to build fortifications to project Japan from global rising sea levels.​ A maverick team from the Metropolitan Police led by Noa Izumi and Azuma Shinohara uncover a devilish scheme to infect Tokyo's 8,​000 Labors with the BABEL virus.​

As a powerful typhoon approaches Tokyo and the apocalyptic vision of a dead man begins,​ the team must locate and destroy the source of the virus,​ the giant Babylon Project Tower in the heart of Tokyo Bay,​ before 8,​000 Labors go berserk!

This Special Limited Edition is a numbered collector's edition with only 10,​000 created! The cover art was especially illustrated for this release by Yutaka Izubuchi (creator and director of Rahxephon) and includes a 2-DVD set and 2 books never before available!

Book 1,​ Archives,​ is 184 pages long and contains exposition and criticism of the film (character,​ story background,​ artwork,​ etc.​), interviews with director Mamoru Oshii,​ screenwriter Kazunori Ito,​ mecha designer Yutaka Izubuchi,​ character designer Akemi Takada and music composer Kenji Kawai,​ and Key animation drawing samples with explanatory notes.​

The second book contains storyboards by Mamoru Oshii and is 300 pages with English translations.​

DVD Features: "The Making of Patlabor The Movie" (Japanese language with English subtitles), Japanese trailers,​ Television Commercials.​

Spoken Languages: English,​ Japanese,​ English subtitles.​

(added on 2006-01-26, modified on 2006-01-26)

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