The Sky Crawlers [Regular Edition]


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Release Date February 25, 2009
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Catalog No.VPXV-71014
JAN/ISBN 4988021710145
Product Type Blu-ray
TV Standard NTSC
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Running Time 122minutes
Aspect Ratio(s) 16:9
Region free
Subtitles Japanese
Audio Track Japanese Dolby TrueHD 6.1ch


Mamoru Oshii, a director of legendary anime film "Ghost In The Shell" returns with a stunning new anime film "The Sky Crawlers" on Blu-ray to pass down the meaning of life to young people. "The Sky Crawlers" is based on a novel written by Hiroshi Mori, and the anime film won the Future Film Festival Digital Award and more at International Film Festival. This film depicts the lives and the conscious minds of Kildrens, people who have been genetically modified to live eternally in adolescence until they are shot down dead in competitive air battles, which are presented commercially to public a popular entertainment. Air battle scenes by fighter plane are spectacular. As voice actors, Rinko Kikuchi, Ryo Kase, and more popular actors take part in the film. Features reversible jacket drawn by animation director Tetsuya Nishio.

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スカイ・クロラ [通常版] [Blu-ray] / アニメ

全世界で高い評価を得、全世界70 カ国での公開を控えるアニメーション映画の金字塔。押井守監督作品『スカイ・クロラ』がBlu-rayで登場! 世界中のクリエイターからリスペクトを受ける押井守監督が撮りあげた鮮烈な物語。森博嗣の小説を原作に、「キルドレ」呼ばれる年をとらない若者たちが、戦闘機のパイロットとして戦いながら生きる意識を変化させていく姿を描く。澄み渡る蒼穹の中を時にあがき、時に愛を求めながら飛ぶキルドレの若者たちは、そのまま生きづらい現代社会で彷徨する現代の若者たちと重なっていく。キャラクターの心情は淡々と描かれる一方、空中戦のスピード感は圧巻。プロペラ機がまるで生き物のように縦横無尽にスクリーンを飛び交う。声優には菊地凛子や加瀬亮ら有名俳優たちをキャスティング! 過去の記憶がない戦闘機乗りの函南優一は、新たに着任した基地で上官となる女性・草薙水素に出会う。2人はやがて惹かれていくが・・・。 作画監督・西尾鉄也による描き下ろしリバーシブル・ジャケット付 (ジャケットの裏に掲載)。

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        Mixed feelings 4

        Audio: 5 out of 5 (both the Dolby TrueHD and dts Master Audio sound identical to me) Video: 5 out of 5 (beautiful blend of traditional cell anime and CGI) Story: 4 out of 5 Extras: 1 out of 5 (c'mon, only ONE trailer and no making of or behind the scenes?!) (and no, I don't think that makes the collector's edition of this film worth the $400 asking price) This film (aside from the press releases and trailer last year) is my first exposure to Mori's story about the Kildren, so I was able to watch it without any preconceived notions. Can't be upset about omissions when I don't know about them! ;-) The plot has already been described countless times already, so I won't bother with that here, but I will say I was somewhat put off by the (in my opinion) overly lengthy dialogue and interaction sequences. I know there had to be plenty to properly build up an understanding of what the various Kildren had/were experiencing and where they were coming from emotionally (or unemotionally as the case may be), but frankly I was hoping for a few more air combat sequences. And, speaking of which, the major air battle around the middle of the film was far too brief. I was also hoping for more information on the enemy ace. Oh, well. That said, the final dog fight, while also too brief, was amazing. I knew going in that any film by Mamoru Oshii is going to depress the hell out of me, and I was not disappointed. I actually enjoy these alternate reality stories that don't depend on happy endings ("Jin-Roh" anyone?).

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