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Mill Creek Plans “Metropolis” Blu-Ray Release


The modern classic’s returning to store shelves this summer.

Over the past few days, Amazon started listing a new Blu-ray SKU for the Metropolis film. According to the listing, Mill Creek will release the feature June 5, with a suggested price of $19.99.

Metropolis was first released on North American home video in 2002 under Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s label. Sony Pictures released the film on Blu-Ray on February 21, 2017.

Metropolis is a 2001 film based on Osamu Tezuka’s manga of the same name. Rintaro (Adieu Galaxy Express 999, Captain Harlock: Mystery of the Arcadia) directed the film at Madhouse, with Yasuhiro Nakura (Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Ayakashi – Samurai Horror Tales) providing character designs. Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Steamboy) wrote the screenplay.

Sony described Metropolis as:

Brace yourself for a totally new experience in cutting-edge animation. Based on the classic comic created by Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy), written by Japanese anime legend Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) and directed by Rintaro (Galaxy Express 999), Metropolis is a spectacular film featuring stunning imagery and unforgettable characters. In the industrial, tri-level world of Metropolis, 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.

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