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Fist of the North Star: The Movie

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4.1 out of 5 stars 139 customer reviews

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Product Description

The world is on the verge of complete destruction! The only hope left for mankind is to find a hero worthy of becoming the next Fist of the North Star. Powerful animation and a provocative story distinguish this science fiction epic. Contains extreme violence.

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One of the first anime features, Fist of the North Star was based on a popular manga series set in the not-too-distant future, when Earth has been devastated by a nuclear holocaust. The scattered survivors huddle in ruined cities, awaiting an enlightened warrior-hero worthy of the title of "Fist of the North Star," who will start the planet on the path to recovery. That mythic hero arrives in the person O, who looks like a caricature of Sylvester Stallone drawn for an American Saturday morning cartoon show. The relatively simple story is burdened with many subplots involving evil brothers, betrayals, kidnappings, and murders, all needing endless expository scenes. Director Toyoa Ashida borrows shamelessly from the Rambo and Mad Max films, along with Frank Frazetta's illustrations. Fist of the North probably ranks as the most violent film in animation history, but after the fourth or fifth head explodes in gobbets of red paint, the effect becomes unintentionally comic. --Charles Solomon


Special features

  • Contains scenes of extreme violence; not recommended for children

Product details

  • Actors: Akira Kamiya, Yuriko Yamamoto, Kenji Utsumi, Chikao Ohtsuka, Toshio Furukawa
  • Directors: Toyoo Ashida
  • Writers: Buronson, Susumu Takaku, Tetsuo Hara, Tom Wyner
  • Producers: Carl Macek, Shôji Kishimoto
  • Format: Animated, Color, DVD, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 17, 1998
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 139 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 6305131082
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,131 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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