Steamboy/Memories Box Set

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Rei is a young inventor living in the U.K. In the middle of the 19th century. Before the 1st ever world expo, a marvelous invention called the 'steam ball', behind which a menacing power is hidden, arrives from his grandfather in the U.S.


Studio Sony
SKU 40717161
UPC 043396114050
UPC 14 00043396114050
Format DVD
Release Date 6/24/2008
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Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Voices of Anna Paquin
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Name Alfred Molina
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Cast & Crew
Alfred Molina - [Steamboy] Actor
Anna Panquin - [Steamboy] Actor
Kari Wahlgren - [Steamboy] Actor
Katsuhiro Otomo - [Both] Director
Koji Morimoto - [Memories] Director
Patrick Stewart - [Steamboy] Actor
Tensai Okamura - [Memories] Director
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review [Steamboy] The real pleasure of this movie, which has many, is the last 40 minutes, when the villain's plan is unleashed and young Ray must save London. It is the most ambitious stretch of any animated film I have ever seen, action-packed and tightly edited, with imaginative conceptions based on the mechanical contraptions of the period. Steamboy is a fine example of how anime uniquely contributes to world cinema.
Reviewer G. Allen Johnson
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review [Steamboy] Steamboy is a noisy, eventful and unsuccessful venture into Victorian-era science fiction, animated by a modern Japanese master. It's like H. G. Wells and Jules Verne meet Akira.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 5
ReviewSource The Onion AV Club
Review [Steamboy] rings slightly hollow at the core, thanks to the bizarre plot, which has two thoroughly mad scientists and multiple hangers-on delivering heartfelt rants about the purpose and meaning of science, then endangering the lives of countless people to enforce their will.
Reviewer Tasha Robinson
ReviewRating 6
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Jay Carr, AM New York [Steamboy] An instant classic.
Robert Bricken, Anime Insider [Steamboy] A worthy successor to Akira. . . Only Otomo is capable of pulling off a masterpiece like Steamboy.

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