Inspired by Fritz Lang's seminal 1927 masterpiece, adapted by Akira director Katsuhiro Otomo from the manga by Astro Boy creator Osamu Tezuka, and directed by Rentaro (Galaxy Express 999), Metropolis is hailed as one of the most beautiful Japanese animes of all time, and arrives on dual format Blu-ray and DVD in 2017 courtesy of Eureka! Entertainment.
On 16 January, a Limited Edition steelbook release of the film will hit the shelves, followed on 13 March by a regular release. Both versions will include both the Blu-ray and DVD of the film, as well as Japanese & English DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks, The Making of Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis documentary, interviews with the film's creators, multi-angle animation comparisons and the original trailer.
First released in 2001, Metropolis takes place in an industrial, tri-level world, where Duke Red is a powerful leader with plans to unveil a highly advanced robot named Tima. But Duke Red’s violent son Rock distrusts robots and intends to find and destroy Tima. Lost in the confusing labyrinth beneath Metropolis, Tima is beginning a friendship with the young nephew of a Japanese detective. But when Duke Red separates the two innocents, Tima’s life – and the fate of the universe – is dangerously at stake.
Eureka! has created a brand new trailer for their upcoming release, which you can check out below, together with the artwork.