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Akira (Special Edition)

Release Date: 7/24/2001
MSRP: $39.98

Studio: Pioneer

Year: 1988

Run Time: 124 minutes

Rating: R

Starring: Masaaki Okura, Tessho Genda, Nozomu Sasaki, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata

Directed by: Katsuhiro Otomo

   Movie Summary: [Animation]

    Neo-Tokyo has risen from the ashes of World War III to become a dark and dangerous megalopolis infested with gangs and terrorists. The government maintains only a token control over the powerful military that prevents total chaos and hides the secrets of the past. Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda plunge into Neo-Tokyo's darkest secret when their motorcycle gang encounters a military operation to retrieve an escaped experimental subject. Tetsuo, captured by the military, is subjected to experiments that make him a powerful psychic, but his powers rage out of control and he lashes out at the world that has oppressed him. Nothing can stop the destructive forces that Tetsuo wields except possibly the last boy to destroy Tokyo--Akira! Japanese director Katsuhiro Otomo's landmark anime feature is available in an eye-popping new restoration.


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DVD Features
Widescreen: 1.85:1, Enhanced for 16X9 TVs, Color, 4.0 Surround, Original Language: Japanese, English Dubbed: 5.1 Dolby Digital, Subtitles: English

DVD Exras
2-disc Set; Over 90 minutes of extras!; Making Of documentaries on the film, the soundtrack, and the restoration; Trailer and TV spots, Production materials: storyboards, key drawings, character designs and more; 1988 director's interview; "Akira" glossary

Last Updated: Thursday, July 5, 2001

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