Akira [DVD] [1988]

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  • Release Date: 11/12/2013
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (517 out of 524)

Special Features


  • The 25th anniversary edition includes all three audio tracks: the remastered Japanese (2009), the original english (1988), & the remastered english (2001).
  • Extras include:
  • Original trailers
  • Original commercials
  • U.S. trailer (2013)
  • Trailers

Synopsis


Akira
One of the most influential examples of anime, Akira is based on the manga (comic book) by Katsuhiro Otomo. The story is set in the post-apocalyptic community of Neo-Tokyo. Tetsuo is a fiercely individualistic member of a scroungy motorcycle gang. The despotic authorities, the robot-like police, and even the cycle gang pursue Tetsuo when he's bombarded with a new, insidious energy source that has rendered him telekinetic. Budgeted at eight million dollars, Akira has become a cult favorite in the States thanks to generous midnight-movie exposure and its availibilty on video and cable TV. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jan Rabson
    Jan Rabson - Tetsuo (Streamline English Version)
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    Lara Cody - Kei (Streamline English version)
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    Mami Koyama - Kei (Japanese Version)
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    Taro Ishida - Watanabe (Japanese Version)
  • Barbara Goodson
    Barbara Goodson - Kaori (Streamline English Version)



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 523 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have

    Posted
    GinjaNinja
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Finally the original 1988 Dub version of Akira is available on the 25 year anniversary Blu-Ray edition ; it was painful to hear the new remastered Dub of Akira that came out a few years back now

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Anime Classic

    Posted
    Sugei
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    What else can be said that hasn't already about this film? Therefore, I will just mention that this is a wonderful addition to anyone's Blu-ray library. A must have in my opinion. Amazing picture quality and sound. Extra's are pretty decent as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Anime Movie Ever

    Posted
    filmlover87
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    This is the best edition to ever be release from this film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Anime of All Time... hands down.

    Posted
    Zerkcie

    This movie is the movie that made me fall in love with anime. The animation is amazingly detailed. The plot is fantastic. So many other anime is a bit lost on western civilazation due to differences in our cultures but Akira blends both together flawlessly. I highly recommend this to anyone just getting into the anime genre and if you love anime and havent seen this movie then shame on you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    NOT the limited edition here

    Posted
    ElJefe93

    The Blu-Ray offered here is NOT the limited edition with the slip case and color booklet. I ordered it online, sent it back, and they still sent the wrong version. I also called my "store pickup" Best Buy and all they have is the regular edition. So once again, if you are looking for the Special Slipcase and 32 page color booklet. This is NOT it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best version yet

    Posted
    skrill210
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    this is the best version of Akira to date nice transfer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Collectors case edition review

    Posted
    MarkB
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    There's nothing new here as far as content goes. What's new is the case. Embossed metalpack. And the addition of a 32 page booklet. If you're a true collector, go ahead and double dip. If you just want the movie, go with the cheaper earlier release, all the content is still there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    For die hard fans only...

    Posted
    elcroquis22
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    If you own the 25th Anniversary edition of this great flick, you are only really paying for the steel casing and booklet as it is the exact same discs. Overall a solid buy, but only for those looking to upgrade to fancier packaging.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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