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Zippy Wonderdog
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:25 am    Post subject: Metropolis Reply with quote
I saw this in the trailers on the Steamboy DVD and I was wondering -
a. is it any good?
b. if it is where can I get it?

The animation is looks really nice, though the whole robot revolution is getting a bit cliched, if that is what its about.
But then I care more about the content than wheather something has been done to death ^^
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Storyline and execution is actually pretty good, even thought I didn't really like the cartoonish, "chunky" character designs. But that's just me, I know a lot of people like Tezuka's art style.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yeah I don't really like the character designs either but the background looks totally pimp Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Awesome film.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Storyline was so-so but the visuals are something that must be seen on the biggest screen humanly possible. :O
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:38 pm    Post subject: ... Reply with quote
StorminNorman wrote:
Awesome film.

'nuff said.

I agree with TG, I'm not a big fan of Tezuka's style (noses that large scare me), but this is one of my favourite animtions. Ever. If you haven't already gone to get it, do so now.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've watched this trailer too, though it was on my CB:The Movie disc, and I thought that one of the characters looked suspiciously like AstroBoy...Mind you I saw it for about $12 a couple of weeks ago. Shoulda grabbed it Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Phoenix85 wrote:
and I thought that one of the characters looked suspiciously like AstroBoy

That's because they're both done by Osamu Tezuka.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis is one of my all time favourite films.

And as for it's art style; more anime needs to look like this.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Mine too, loved Metropolis.
The music is the best bit, awesome dixieland jazz tracks.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
This was infact the first dvd i put in my dvd player when i got it, but i only hired it at the time. Very enjoyable, and then i was nearly over the moon when my film teacher said we'd watch it, only to find out it was the old black and white german film under the same name (wasn't happy damnit). I managed to come across it lots of times but always turned down getting it, then not long ago saw it on special and thought what the heck. picked it up, watched it and enjoyed it all over again.

As for where to get it, well there's still a ahcnace the usual stores like big w and target may have a copy, jb hifi or shops like that. EB very likely wont have such a thing in though.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I didn't mind it too much. In the end though, I find myself not really an anime movie fan. One viewing was enough for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Get it ASAP.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
TheGreatNinjaFanBoy wrote:
Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis is one of my all time favourite films.

And as for it's art style; more anime needs to look like this.


Quoted for truth, more anime needs to look diffrent then the norm.

One of my fave films of all time.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Inniss 1428 wrote:
Phoenix85 wrote:
and I thought that one of the characters looked suspiciously like AstroBoy

That's because they're both done by Osamu Tezuka.



...that probably would have a lot to do with it wouldn't it? ](*,)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
madmangohan wrote:
Very enjoyable, and then i was nearly over the moon when my film teacher said we'd watch it, only to find out it was the old black and white german film under the same name (wasn't happy damnit). I managed to come across it lots of times but always turned down getting it, then not long ago saw it on special and thought what the heck. picked it up, watched it and enjoyed it all over again.


Please have a little respect for Fritz Lang's Metropolis. For a film now around eighty years old it is still an entertaining watch and was a remarkable piece of work for it's time. Not to mention the anime version is thematicly derived from the Fritz Lang film.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 3:10 pm    Post subject: ... Reply with quote
banksie wrote:
madmangohan wrote:
Very enjoyable, and then i was nearly over the moon when my film teacher said we'd watch it, only to find out it was the old black and white german film under the same name (wasn't happy damnit). I managed to come across it lots of times but always turned down getting it, then not long ago saw it on special and thought what the heck. picked it up, watched it and enjoyed it all over again.


Please have a little respect for Fritz Lang's Metropolis. For a film now around eighty years old it is still an entertaining watch and was a remarkable piece of work for it's time. Not to mention the anime version is thematicly derived from the Fritz Lang film.

Actually in an interview Tezuka said that he was inspired by the poster for the movie, despite never actually having seen it.
Regardless, Fritz Lang's Metropolis is still on my list of things to watch.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Metropolis Reply with quote
Zippy Wonderdog wrote:
I saw this in the trailers on the Steamboy DVD and I was wondering -
a. is it any good?
b. if it is where can I get it?


It's better than steamboy.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
banksie wrote:

Please have a little respect for Fritz Lang's Metropolis. For a film now around eighty years old it is still an entertaining watch and was a remarkable piece of work for it's time. Not to mention the anime version is thematicly derived from the Fritz Lang film.

I didn't at all say anything bad about it, just i was dissapointed that i thought the teacher meant the anime movie of the same name.
Trying to watch the film though in class kinda killed the movie for me. Apart from tape problems hindering the viewing, you can't enjoy a thing when every 5 seconds there's laughter at the ultra strange outfits.
Granted, i may have enjoyed it better if i got to see it again on my own, but in the end it deffinately wasn't something i plan to see again in my lifetime.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
banksie wrote:


Please have a little respect for Fritz Lang's Metropolis. For a film now around eighty years old it is still an entertaining watch and was a remarkable piece of work for it's time.


Admitedly directorialy the movie is brilliant, with the ammount of extras and the amazing use of minatures (For the time) but I have to say I found the movie incredibly boring.
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