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Akira (1988) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Otomo Katsuhiro (Director)
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Akira  (1988) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.2 out of 10 (4)

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Director Otomo Katsuhiro's brilliance is undeniable in his awe-inspiring 1988 masterpiece Akira! Through stunning animation, Akira takes viewers into a war-stricken, post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo. Set in the year 2019, Neo-Tokyo is a highly technological city plagued by civil unrest and political instability. The military conjures up a top secret project in hopes of controlling the power force that caused the explosion that wiped out Tokyo 31 years ago. Street punk Tetsuo is abducted and used as test subject, but the experiment goes terribly wrong, unleashing the power within Tetsuo.
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Product Title: Akira (1988) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 阿基拉 (1988) (DVD) (香港版) 阿基拉 (1988) (DVD) (香港版) 亞基拉 Akira (1988) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Director: Otomo Katsuhiro 大友克洋 大友克洋 大友克洋 Otomo Katsuhiro
Release Date: 2021-01-15
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Place of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 124 (mins)
Publisher: Edko Films Ltd. (HK)
Package Weight: 90 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1098774242

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A classic in its own right, Katsuhiro Otomo’s visually stunning cyberpunk epic propelled Japaneseanime to the global stage and has since left its mark on such live-action films is now restored. Set in a post-apocalyptic 2019 in Neo-Tokyo, a thriving metropolis flushed with violent motorcycle gangs and anti-government revolutionaries. Amidst such chaos stands Kaneda, a vigilante destined to stop his lifelong friend Tetsuo from unleashing the same forces of destruction that decimated the Japanese capital with a massive explosion in 1988. But history seems destined to repeat itself –a prophecy that’s as vivid now and it was back then.
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.2 out of 10 (4)

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March 21, 2007

This customer review refers to AKIRA (DVD) (DTS) (Normal Edition) (Japan Version)
SMOKING HOT! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
There is very little to say here, yes there are great animes out there and this is one of the greatest. Eye popping visuals and artwork second to none, this is one hell of an anime.
Based on the comic book Akira this followed the comic true to the story but trying to compress so much into such a short time meant some small details were missed from time constraints. Still the story was accurately played out.
A government experiment accidentally oblitereates much of central Tokyo and years later the government is still up to its old tricks believing they can controll the forces they are trying to unleash. When a member of a rogue motorcycle gang, Tetsuo Shima is injured in an encounter with one of the government experiments he is taken into the new secret facility and becomes involved against his will where his powers are unleashed. This is an 'all hell breaks out' story warning of the temptation to try to control things beyond our control.
It is a smart well told story that crosses many cultural barriers. It was easy to follow and action galore. You actually feel for the characters more than in many animations since they are so true to real life the way they act and behave. No funny hairdoos, no gigantic butterknife swords, no funky costumes that defy physics and gravity. Just good old home cooked animation served up hot for you to enjoy!
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June 3, 2004

This customer review refers to AKIRA (DTS sound edition) (Limited Edition) (Japan Version)
"Akira" (DTS Sound Verions_) Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Curious, how this DTS version differs from the US version that came a few years ago after the big re-introduction to the public by creating multiple-versions for the curious to the collector versions in a metal-container. The DTS version was a subsequent release about a yea later later, perhaps less time passed, but if you have that sound retrieval on your system you should go for the DTS version it is dynamic.
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December 23, 2003

This customer review refers to AKIRA (DVD) (DTS) (Normal Edition) (Japan Version)
Kaneda dou surundayo! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Akira is one of the most historical and classic anime movies!! The picture has been improved drastically and the sound is DTS remastered!! This version contains only the movie - no extra features.
The dialogue is in Japanese and there are no subtitles.
The voice actor for Kaneda (Iwata Mitsuo) is cool!!
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August 2, 2001

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freaky Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
It is so freaky and tragic. Its really interesting and it has talented animation. Some ways its cool,but it can scare you alot.Its a good collectors item.WARNING! THIS IS FOR MATURE AUDIENCES.
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