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Metropolis [2 Discs] [DVD] [2001]-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid release of an excellent film.

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    TTC817
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    Originally released in 2001, Metropolis is NOT a remake of Fritz Lang's silent film of the same name, although they do share some stylistic elements and minor plot elements. The story revolves around a detective and his nephew investigating strange goings on in the titular city, in which his nephew befriends a strange android girl. The film is too long and many subplots never get the proper fleshing out, but it's a visual tour de force, and the good far outweighs the bad. Image quality on the disc is hit and miss, though this is likely more due to the combination of different animation techniques than technical problems. The steelbook package looks fantastic, which isn't unexpected. It's not perfect, but Metropolis comes recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You love Akira, you'll like this one!

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    will777

    The idea that man can creat a robot to replace a love one is foolist, this movie shows it. human are to emotional. thinking that a more coplicated thinking computers as a super intelligent human robot can do better after seing on how we express our self to others and things that we fear cause we dont understand can help us live better life, that is just plain goofy. We are jugdemental, so we will be judged. This movie tells it on how that will play out. @ the end of the movie with out giving the endind is a great way to ask our self who we are. As TIMA said @ the end and on how we should all ask our self is "Who, Who, Am, Am, I, I". This movie has heart and emotions, not tomemtion very nice animation. It's starst slow, but as it progresses, its just gets better and better. The endind is such a blow to the human imagination, so much detail, It would be nice to see a sequal, but sometimes is just best to just let it be. if you like Akira, i recomend METROPOLIES!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Metropolis Steelbook

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    eckoe04
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    Metropolis is a story of how important emotions are and how they separate humans from everything else. The movie follows a young boy and his uncle (a private investigator). The story is set in the far future where humans and robots live together, unfortunately not in harmony. Many robots are forced underground and are terminated for entering unauthorized areas. They are more or less servants to humankind. The plot starts to unfold when the boy meets a robot named Tima and they get in all kinds of trouble. Never a dull moment when you've got a robot by your side.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful

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    Dwilli
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    If you are a fan of Astroboy style animation, but done with today's technology, then you will love this movie. Personally, i loved this movie. It's a bit of a tear-jerker. Also, this is the steel book version. Bestbuy's website wasn't too clear about that, so i had to just take a shot and hope this was the version i was looking for. Luckily it was.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprise release!

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    Viviultima
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    I keep an eye out for SteelBook releases on a daily basis, and for whatever reason, this movie had slipped under the radar for me. This is a great movie; a retelling of it's silent film counterpart. The cover are of this SteelBook edition is quite nice too. It looks similar to the original cover art but has its own unique flair to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Excellent animation.

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    Mickey
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    Metropolis is a story of how important emotions are and how they separate humans from everything else. The plot starts to unfold when the boy meets a robot named Tima and they get in all kinds of trouble. Never a dull moment when you've got a robot by your side.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disapointing movie

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    Nort
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    The steelbook and artwork contained therein are the reason why i bought this (hence the 1 star) however the raves are just plain misleading. It was boringly painful to watch with incomplete characters & dull story. Buy at your own risk.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Metropolis Steelbook.

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    z0ne36
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    This movie is based on Osamu Tezuka's (known for Astro boy and an inspiration for Akira Toriyama of DragonBall) Manga from 1949, the art visuals are some of the best in anime and the steelbook it comes in is nice. definitely worth buying!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hidden gem

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    chiich
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    One of the nicest anime films I've seen, with beautiful, fluid animation, and a unique and charming style. The story is simple and the characters are not as fleshed out as they could have been, but it is a must see for the art alone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the very best animaes I've ever seen

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    Dave
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    The movie itself takes a little bit to get going, and the artwork takes a little getting used to since it's golden age graphics. But once the plot gets going it's an excellent well written and touching movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really great anime

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    Chris
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    I've been looking for this for years since I first saw it on DVD. The blu ray upgrade is great. The film features brilliant animation and a unique jazzy score. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Shadow
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    I had seen this movie listed as one of the better anime movies but I had never gotten around to watching it. I finally decided to pick it up and I was definitely not disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    RICHIE!

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    EA70
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    ONE OF THE BEST STEELBOOKS OF THE YEAR. COVERED WITH WONDERFUL COLORFUL ARTWORK. TITLE IS EMBOSSED WHICH IS AWESOME. EASILY A MUST OWN.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

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    B35tRevI3w
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    Good melodramatic science fiction film with many interesting ideas of humans and machines would coexist in a society.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

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    Moose
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    This movie is simply amazing. What a story and the steel book art is amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great anime

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    Avalon13
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    I bought this for my collection because I watched it a long time ago and finally found it on blueray

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Anime robots

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    JJRAWESOM
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    It looks beautiful, sounds beautiful and is just awesome all around! Plus the Steel book is gorgeous!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Steelbook. Wonderful Movie

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    ScottExit18E
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    Enjoying the design of the steelbook, and have always enjoyed the look and style of this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good old Japanese anime

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    BobLoblaw
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    This is older anime, so the style is "retro". Still a good story, even if it's older.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Anime Classic

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    Anime999
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    This goes on the top shelf of anime classic with ghost n the shell and Akira

    I would recommend this to a friend