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Osamu Tezuka's anime Metropolis comes to Dual Format in January

25 October 2016

Eureka Entertainment are to release Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis, the spectacular anime based on the 1949 Metropolis manga, itself inspired by the 1927 German silent film of the same name, for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, in a limited edition Dual-Format SteelBook on 16 January 2017 at the RRP of of £17.99, and a Special Dual-Format edition on 13 March 2017 at the RRP of £27.99.

Metropolis Dual Format

Based on the classic comic created by revered manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka (Astroboy), written by anime legend Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) and directed by Rintaro (Galaxy Express 999), Metropolis is a spectacular film 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.

Special features:

  • High-definition presentation (UK Blu-ray premiere)

  • Japanese & English DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-ray

  • Optional English Subtitles

  • The Making of Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis – a documentary on the film’s production

  • Interviews with the films creators

  • Multi-angle animation comparisons

  • Original Trailer

  • Standard Dual Format edition to feature reversible sleeve