Three legendary anime forces dip into Fritz Lang's silent movie classic to produce this landmark anime feature. Metropolis is based on the 1945 comic book by Osamu Tazuka, written for the screen by Katsuhiro Otomo (who wrote Akira), and directed by anime master Rintaro, with plenty of nods to Lang's enduring work. The story is set in an industrialized world that's been split into layers: the privileged elite who live above ground and the marginalized poor who toil in hard labor below. When the powerful leader Duke Red introduces a cutting edge new robot named Tima, his robot-wary son Rock sets out to destroy the robot girl. The fate of Tima and the fate of the universe soon become dangerously intertwined in this striking anime masterwork.
Specs & Requirements
Screen Format 1.85:1
Subtitles French, English, Spanish, Portugese, Chinese, Korean
Languages English, French, Japanese