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Appleseed (Limited Collector's Edition)

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Anime & Manga, Art House & International, and Science Fiction & Fantasy movie directed by Shinji Aramaki

The 2004Appleseedfeature is a reworking of the earlier video based on the manga by Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell). In 2131, most of humanity has withdrawn to the glittering city of Olympus after a devastating war. When the curvaceous Deunan Knute … see full wiki

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Director: Shinji Aramaki
1 review about Appleseed (Limited Collector's Edition)

The limited edition DVD pressing of Appleseed

  • Nov 11, 2008
This is the 2004 Appleseed film directed by Shinji Aramaki, which incorporates some characters from Shirow's Appleseed manga series from 1985. However, the storyline for the film is not connected to the manga.

The main disc in this pressing includes six extras. There is a "Director & Producer Commentary" version of the film. "Music Cues with Scenes" allows you to choose one of the songs that appears in the film, and see the scene that it was used in; you can also see a biography of the artist behind the music. "Staff Profiles" are text writeups for the major staff (producer, director, etc.) There is a commercial for the Appleseed soundtrack, previews of some of Geneon Entertainment's other DVD releases, and the DVD credits.

This limited edition DVD pressing comes with a bonus disc. There is a thirty-six minute documentary called "Birth of 3D Live Anime," which talks about how the Appleseed manga was brought to life with a 3D film. The "Design Archives" credits each person who worked on the various designs. There is an image gallery of characters and mecha. "Appleseed info" includes Appleseed keywords (which is basically a glossary), character profiles, and mecha info. You can also see the music video for Boom Boom Satellites' "Dive for You," two Japanese theatrical trailers and one U.S. theatrical trailer for the film, and a DVD-ROM link for an Appleseed game sneak preview.

I thought Appleseed was an interesting film. The computer animation is done so well, there were times when I thought I was actually watching a live-action film. This is also a well-written story, which combines plenty of action and fighting with character development. By the end of the film, I felt for these characters, and was rooting for Deunan to succeed.

If you want to purchase Appleseed on DVD, I would definitely recommend the limited edition pressing (if you can track it down).

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