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Format: DVD
Sku: 40717161
UPC: 043396114050
UPC 14: 00043396114050
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From The Director Of Akira - Katsuhiro Otomo Double Box Set
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.

"[Steamboy] An instant classic.  Jay Carr, AM New York
"[Steamboy] A worthy successor to Akira. . . Only Otomo is capable of pulling off a masterpiece like Steamboy.  Robert Bricken, Anime Insider

Editor's Note
STEAMBOY: Katsuhiro Otomo, the master Japanese anime director behind the international success AKIRA, scores again with this inventive story of a family of inventors from Manchester, England, that gets ripped apart by greed, pride, and power. Ray Steam (voice of Anne Suzuki) is a young boy following in the footsteps of his father, Eddy (Masane Tsukayama), and grandfather, Lloyd (Katsuo Nakamura), scientists dedicated to advancing technology through the use of steam. When Lloyd invents a steam ball that has unheard-of possibilities, everyone wants it--world leaders, wealthy industrialists, and even the government--but most of them want it for evil purposes. And so it is up to Ray to protect the fate of the earth while also choosing between his father and grandfather. The background paintings and 3-D CGI animation are gorgeous, creating a gray-and-white palette of gear-driven machines that melds perfectly with the story, which takes the main characters to a major science exhibition in Victorian-era London. STEAMBOY is an animated gem both kids and adults can enjoy.

MEMORIES: Three masters of anime--Koji Morimoto, Tensai Okamuro, and Katsuhiro Otomo--collaborate on this trilogy of critically acclaimed, stunningly rendered tales of the fantastic. First, in "Magnetic Rose," the crew of a spacecraft answer a call for help only to find themselves trapped in a ship haunted by the ghostly memories of a dead opera star. Next, in "Stink Bomb," a chemical worker takes what he believes to be cold medicine, only to discover that it was, in fact, a deadly biological weapon. Finally, in "Cannon Fodder," the inhabitants of a grim and mysterious city exists only to create and assemble an endless supply of deadly weapons.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/24/2008
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 11405
Video UPC UPC: 00043396114050
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Japanese
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English Dubbed, Japanese
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Alfred Molina
Video Cast Info Anna Panquin
Video Cast Info Kari Wahlgren
Video Cast Info Patrick Stewart
Video Cast Info Katsuhiro Otomo - [Both] Director
Video Cast Info Koji Morimoto - [Memories] Director
Video Cast Info Tensai Okamura - [Memories] Director

Professional Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle 9 of 10
[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. - G. Allen Johnson

Chicago Sun-Times 5 of 10
[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. - Roger Ebert

The Onion AV Club 6 of 10
[Steamboy] ...it 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. - Tasha Robinson

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