Metropolis? March 12, 2002?

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  1. alan halvorson

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    Dvd File lists Metropolis as coming on March 12, 2002. No details at all. There wouldn't be another Metropolis other than the Fritz Lang one, would there?
     
  2. Greg Black

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    At first I thought maybe it would be the original, however, since it is being released by Columbia, it is most likely the 2001 Katsuhiro Otomo anime version.
    http://us.imdb.com/Title?0293416
     
  3. Kong Chang

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    Yes, this would be the anime Metropolis.
    KC
     
  4. Chris Lynch

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    I've never heard of this one, do you guys recommend it? I'm a big fan of the original.
     
  5. alan halvorson

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    Well, gosh darn! I was wondering about that Columbia thing also.
     
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    Is it still April for the new version of the original? I'm really looking forward to that!
     
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    While I've never seen the anime version of Metropolis, I do know that it is not an adaption of the Lang film (though it would it great idea).
    If you'd like to read a little more about the anime, try here, here, or here. I don't remember if there are spoilers ahead, so beware.
    There's also an official web site, but I can't access it right now (I thinks it's down).
    Hope this helps!
    Gary
     
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    I say, Metropolis is a blend of Blade Runner philosophy of independent robots, mixed with A.I. philosophy on intellgence of robots, mixed with Bicentennial Man philosophy of robots having feelings, and mixed with the creativity of expression anime Robot Carnival.
    It's a wonderful story. Sony will be releasing this movie in limited release nationwide starting in January 2002. If you need to watch it, watch it when it comes to a theater. It will only sub because Sony wants to preserve the foreign language that the movie was presented in.
    Anime is written by Katsuhiro Otomo (director of Akira) and directed by Rin Taro, based on the manga created by Osamu Tezuka (who is the god of anime...basically the anime creator who helped start the whole anime franchise in Japan).
     
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    That's god of manga. Of course is anime work was very influental too.
     
  10. Chris Beveridge

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    Here's what we posted recently:
     
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    There is an excellent trailer of the anime Metropolis on the the Columbia Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within DVD.
     
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    Chris, I don't see any reviews for METROPOLIS on your site. I'm eager to see if I should import this one. I know that it does not have any English subtitles, but that's ok with me since I have no problems with Japanese. Have you seen it yet?
     
  13. Ted Lee

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    i thought this was being released yesterday?

    i went to best buy and they didn't have it in their system. seems like it should get a "mainstream" release?

    has anyone else picked this up yet?
     
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    I'm pretty sure it's coming out on April 23 (according to CNL.com, a very reliable Canadian website).
     
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    I think it was scheduled for sometime in March got pushed back. A shame, because it just left theaters here and I want to see it again.

    Still, the soundtrack CD did come out a week or so ago to tide me over. Too bad it's got a big, Ray Charles-shaped hole in it.
     
  16. Ted Lee

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    thanks michael -
    i'm sure you're right. i just checked efilmcritic
    they showed a march 12 release for the original, but an april 23rd for the columbia release.
    that's another whole month i gotta wait! ggrrrr! [​IMG]
     
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    ...and this - unconfirmed - item from the French DVDRama site mentions that the Region 1 release will be the first one ever to include a dts soundtrack of the original Japanese - the English dub will be DD 5.1...
    http://www.dvdrama.net/news.php3?4027
    . . . [​IMG] . . .
     
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    Actually, Bandai's Jin-Roh SE is the first to include a Japanese DTS track.
     
  20. Ed St. Clair

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    Any DVD reviews of this title.

    Have not found any from 'the regulars'.
     

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