❉ Eureka Entertainment is to present Osamu Tezuka’s ‘Metropolis’ for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK.
“It has beauty, power, mystery, and above all heart. Images from this film will stay with you forever” – James Cameron
Eureka Entertainment is to present Osamu Tezuka’s ‘Metropolis’ for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, in a limited edition Dual-Format SteelBook on 16 January 2017, and a Special Dual-Format edition on 13 March 2017.
Based on the 1949 Metropolis manga created by revered manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka (Astroboy), itself inspired by the 1927 German silent film of the same name, written by anime legend Katsuhiro Otomo (‘Akira‘) and directed by Rintaro (‘Galaxy Express 999’), ‘Metropolis’ is considered a defining film in the anime genre, as well as one of the finest animated films of all time, featuring stunning imagery and unforgettable characters.
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.
DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES:
❉ The Making of Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis – a documentary on the film’s production
❉ High-definition presentation
❉ Japanese & English DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-ray
❉ Optional English Subtitles
❉ Interviews with the films creators
❉ Multi-angle animation comparisons
❉ Original Trailer
❉ Standard Dual Format edition to feature reversible sleeve
❉ ‘Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis’ is released by Eureka Entertainment as a Limited Edition Dual-Format SteelBook on 16 January 2017, RRP £27.99; and in a Standard Dual-Format Edition on 13 March 2017, RRP £17.99.