Appleseed Ex MacHina (Blu-ray)

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A good follow to the original

on 12/8/2012

the world is just absolutely stunning, and that is putting it lightly. the story is right along the lines of previous appleseed installments, it makes ya think, makes ya excited, makes ya sad, takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. the voice-actors did a superb job. not a dull moment in this one. highly highly recommend it! Read More

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When a paramilitary task force called E.S.W.A.T. And its operations in the year 2199 olympus, a futuristic utopia where humans...

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Studio Warner
SKU 206568143
UPC 085391200666
UPC 14 00085391200666
Format Blu-Ray DVD
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Action
Animation
Anime
Remake
Robots
Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy
Editors Note
Note This computer-animated feature continues the story of Deunan Knute, a woman warrior whisked away from the ruined battleground where she lives to a distant city in which mankind seems to have put its destructive past behind it. The utopia of Olympus is maintained by the Bioroids, artificial people whose emotional capabilities are diminished in order to balance the careening passions of regular human beings. As a member of ESWAT, Deunan finds herself threatened by cyborg terrorism, a surprise attack on Olympus, and the appearance of Tereus, a human doppelganger for her cyborg lover and partner Briareos. Based on an early manga by Masamume Shirow, also the author of GHOST IN THE SHELL, APPLESEED explores similar themes as Shirow's masterwork while still containing the action sequences audiences expect from his offerings.
Directors
Shinji Aramaki
Cast & Crew
Haruomi Hosono - Original Music By
John Woo, et. al. - Producer
Kara Greenberg - Voice Of
Masamune Shirow - Writer
Shinji Aramaki - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2007
Catalog ID 1000027471
UPC 00085391200666
Number of Discs 2
Color Color
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Review Pumped to the max visually but saddled with a shopworn story about futuristic man-machines threatening to overrun their human creators, "Appleseed: Ex Machina" should keep anime geeks entertained. But this third feature derived from Masumune Shirow's 1985 manga will face a much stiffer task drawing in newcomers...Knowledge of Kazuyoshi Katayama's basic 1988 original and Aramaki's hotted-up 2004 remake is not required to enter the "Ex Machina" world. Screenplay by Kiyoto Takeuchi smartly establishes the state of play in post-apocalyptic haven Olympus in 2138...Staying true to their roots, Aramaki and his team wisely stick to the distinctly plain and simple facial design of first-generation anime and don't attempt to ape the ultra-fluid body movements of Pixar and DreamWorks toons...Highly marketable soundtrack features a host of electronica well-knowns, including Yellow Magic Orchestra alumni Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Involved for the first time in film, noted fashion designer Miucci Prada receives prominent credit in press materials for creating two of the arresting ensembles worn by Deunan.
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Reviewer Richard Kuipers
ReviewRating 8
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Video Format Blu-Ray
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Mark Schilling, The Japan Times ...vividly realized future world and hypercharged battle scenes...innovative use of out-of-the-box animation...
Richard Kuipers, Variety ...[knowledge of original story] is not required...[as screenplay] smartly establishes the state of play in post-apocalyptic haven Olympus in 2138.

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A good follow to the original on Dec 08, 2012

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