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Akira

Blu-ray

4.6 out of 5 stars 1,266 customer reviews

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Product description

A SECRET MILITARY PROJECT ENDANGERS NEO-TOKYO WHEN IT TURNS A BIKER GANG MEMBER INTO A RAMPAGING PSIONIC PSYCHOPATH THAT ONLY TWO KIDS AND A GROUP OF PSIONICS CAN STOP.

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Often described as the movie that created a mass audience for Japanese animation in America, Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira (1988) has been eagerly awaited on Blu-Ray. The film has been remastered for 1080p HD, which showcases Otomo's flamboyant palette and the translucent colors he uses for the opulent signage of Neo-Tokyo and the trails left by the thugs' racing motorcycles. The film probably looks better in Blu-ray than it did in its initial release as dust, dirt and scratches have been digitally removed, and the state-of-the-art sampling and bit rates reveal previously undetectable elements in the complex soundtrack. There are fewer extras than 2001 Special Edition: two trailers, two teasers, and a TV commercial. But the clarity of the Blu-ray transfer makes it easier to read Otomo's storyboards. Akira remains a landmark film in the history of Japanese animation and anime fandom: the Blu-ray edition is a must-have not just for otaku, but for anyone interested in animation. (Rated R: Graphic violence, violence against women, brief nudity, profanity, grotesque imagery, tobacco and drug use) --Charles Solomon


Special features

  • Teasers 1 and 2
  • Trailers 1 and 2
  • TV commercial
  • TV storyboards
  • Initial pressing contains 32-page booklet and slipcase

Product details

  • Actors: Mitsuo Iwata
  • Format: Animated, Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1), Japanese (Dolby TrueHD 5.1), Japanese (PCM Stereo), English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Japanese
  • Dubbed: English, Japanese
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Honneamise
  • DVD Release Date: February 24, 2009
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 1,266 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B001LMU182
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,772 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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