DVD - 2002 | Japanese
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"In the industrial, tri-level world of Metropolis, Duke Red is a powerful leader with plans to unveil a highly advanced robot named Tima. But Duke Red's violent son Rock distrusts robots, and intends to find and destroy Tima. Lost in the confusing labyrinth beneath Metropolis, Tima is beginning a friendship with the young nephew of a Japanese detective. But when Duke Red separates the two innocents, Tima's life--and the fate of the universe--is dangerously at stake"--Container.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [2002]
ISBN: 9780767881807
Branch Call Number: DVD MET
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 videodisc (digital ; 3 in.)
Alternative Title: Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis


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Mar 18, 2017

Visually captivating anime.
Profound theme of robot vs human values, but not quite a brilliant masterpiece. The focus more on boy-meets-girl and thwarting the villain's dastardly plans.
Lacked strong emotional punch, considering its grand explosive presentation.

Sep 20, 2015

Great animation - our "AstroBoy" creator has come a long way.
Tensions are high in Metropolis because human workers are being replaced bu robots and revolt is in the air. Corporate kingpin seeks to extend his claws further in the underbelly of city governance and worker's rights rabble rousers.

Nov 21, 2014

Once you get used to seeing characters with glassy, big eyes you may begin to enjoy some of the animation. However, as far as storyline goes, it is uneven and often incoherent. I think the film is overrated. A better script writer could have made the film far more engaging. Choice of subtitles or dubbed English dialogue.

May 20, 2013

One of the best anime films of all time! Seriously have to watch this film more than once to get all of the graphic design that is bestowed upon a well told story. Instant classic!

Nov 27, 2012

One of the great Tezuka classics!

PrinceBishop Feb 29, 2012

Please note that this film is NOT the 1927 German film by Fritz Lang. This is a 2001 Japanese anime based on a manga by Osamu Tezuka. And it is brilliant. The mise en scene is so detailed that one can't take it all in at first viewing. The graphic design is stunning, obviously inspired by Lang's 1927 classic but supercharged by the Japanese flair for animation. The setting, Metropolis, is the world of tomorrow viewed through the eyes of yesterday. And if, like myself, you appreciate traditional jazz, you will love the soundtrack. Very Highly Recommended.


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