Rent Akira (1988)

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1h 59min
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Synopsis:
It's 2019, the world is on the brink of absolute destruction. Tokyo shimmers with tech-noir fetishism, gangs of cyber-punk bikers cruise the sprawl of the post-atomic city and rioting crowds surge under the neon-topped buildings looming a thousand storeys into the sky. Now, old gods return to do battle with Akira and something more than comic book ultra-violence is unleashed...
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Shunzo Kato, Ryôhei Suzuki
Voiced By:
Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata, Tesshô Genda, Hiroshi Ôtake, Kôichi Kitamura, Michihiro Ikemizu, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Masaaki Ôkura, Tarô Arakawa, Takeshi Kusao, Kazumi Tanaka, Masayuki Katô, Yôsuke Akimoto, Masato Hirano, Yukimasa Kishino, Kazuhiro Kamifuji, Tatsuhiko Nakamura, Fukue Itô, Issei Futamata
Writers:
Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Izô Hashimoto
Studio:
Manga Entertainment
Genres:
Anime & Animation
Countries:
Japan
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/06/2003
Run Time:
310 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
Danish, English, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Disc One:
  • Digitally remastered feature
  • 16:9 Anamorphic widescreen
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround: English
  • Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo: Japanese and English
  • Subtitles: English, Norwegian, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish
  • Disc Two:
  • Original feature
  • 4:3 fullscreen
  • Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo: English
  • 'Akira Production Report' (60 mins)
Disc 1:
This disc includes the Digitally remastered feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the Original feature
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/06/2011
Run Time:
119 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby TrueHD 5.1, Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0, Japanese Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles:
English, Japanese
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/12/2020
Run Time:
125 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (2) of Akira

Earache - Akira review by HM

Spoiler Alert
29/03/2021

A none stop shoot out, not a single scene where people are not screaming at the top of their voice. Worn out plot and a million miles from studio Ghibli quality in animation and humanity. Too much violence for a young audience and too stupid for adults. An ordeal watching it.

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Hmmm... - Akira review by Other Worlds

Spoiler Alert
Updated 20/08/2021

Akira is a movie who's reputation defends it from honest assessment. While it is undoubtedly true that its influence on many movies that followed it has been substantial, its also got a plot that is practically unintelligible and the animation is a little bit crude by Studio Ghibli standards.

While worth watching to put it in context from a historical / cultural perspective. It is in truth a bit of a slog.

Also its claim to be the antecedent of the Matrix seems dubious to me, to my eyes it has taken far more from movies like Blade Runner and Aliens than it ever passed on to the Matrix.

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