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Armitage: Movie Collection - Armitage III (Classic)

Elizabeth Berkley , Juliette Lewis , Kevin Seymour  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Elizabeth Berkley, Juliette Lewis, Keifer Sutherland, Bryan Cranston
  • Directors: Kevin Seymour
  • Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Funimation
  • DVD Release Date: July 24, 2012
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004047XUW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,491 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Finally the original cyberpunk classic is available in one comprehensive collection. One of the first productions to enlist famous American actors such as Kiefer Sutherland (24), award-winning Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), and Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers), and created by a team of anime masterminds - including writers Akinori Endo (Battle Angel) and Chiaki Konaka (Serial Experiments: Lain, Hellsing) - Armitage III: The Complete Saga is a must-have for anime and sci-fi devotees. Armitage is a brash cybernetic cop who sports a racy wardrobe and an attitude to match. Patrolling an unruly metropolis on Mars, she's got a grudge against a society where androids are at the mercy of unsympathetic humans. In the original OVAs - also coalesced as the feature film Poly Matrix - Armitage risks everything to hunt down a vicious android killer and solve the secret to her existence. The sequel, Dual Matrix, finds Armitage in an over-charged battle to save her loved ones from an obsessive doctor and his deadly Armitage replicas.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great box set for a classic anime December 23, 2012
I grew up with the original Armitage OVAs, and I was in the market to repurchase them anyway, but when I saw this box set, I had to pounce. It's a silly thing to care about, maybe, but the packaging on this baby is nice stuff. Got to love the whole "pulp sci-fi magazine" styling - really brought me back to the good ol' 90s when I was first experiencing this show, which is pretty much what you want a repackage of a classic to do. And it's a box you'd be proud to stash on your shelf, which, much as I like the original OVAs' rather garish packaging, is not something that can be said of them.

Despite the outward presentation, however, do note that this is actually a pretty bare-bones release. You're getting what it says - the complete collection, four OVAs, two movies - and not much else. The menus are as basic as it gets, and the extras are minimal: a "making of" featurette for Dual-Matrix, arguably the least interesting of the series, and a handful of tracks from the OST (three, to be exact) in 5.1 sound. And that's it. Which is fine - the important stuff's all present and correct. Just don't go expecting anything fancy.

Oh, and if you were misled by the box into thinking there's an actual article in there - as far as I can tell, there isn't. It's just part of the fake sci-fi mag styling. Which is kind of a shame, because this series could have really done with some interesting deconstructy liner notes a la Noir.

But in the end, this is a well-priced collection of a 90s cyberpunk classic, and well worth picking up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Treat in ONE Small Package! July 31, 2013
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This is a bit different than earlier releases of the Armitage as it includes BOTH the ORIGINAL four episode Japanese release, the Poly-Matrix subbed English movie made from the original Japanese series but has a completely different ending to the Japanese original, and Dual-Matrix where Armitage and Ross are living under assumed names with a daughter! Having all three parts to the Armitage Saga in one small disc case makes it perfect for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars duel matrix December 5, 2012
I loved both movies, unlike most other reviewers I actually prefer the duel matrix sequel, except with a couple issues. Then main thing I hated was that it is only available in full screen and not widescreen like poly matrix. That wasn't so bad on my old full screen tv but now watching it on an HD tv it does matter. I usually never buy anything that isn't widescreen because you miss a lot of the picture. The only other thing that was very annoying was the lighting during the final battle on the skylift with the two armitage copies. It was so dark during most of the sequence that you can't see anything. Yeah I know it is supposed to be a night scene but it still should have been done differently. Otherwise I loved both films. Everyone has their own opinions and they are free to disagree.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Instant classic July 17, 2013
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I was listing to music awhile back and I heard on of the songs from this show. I have not seen it since high school. Instant nostalgia !!
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