ICv2 has obtained a photograph of the Deluxe Collector's Edition of the Akira DVD (see 'Akira Deluxe DVD Packaged in Collector's Tin'). The simple, but elegant design features the Japanese characters for the title scrawled over the English title. The vibrant red color and the dynamism of the rendering of the Japanese characters demonstrates how the art of calligraphy allows the artist to express emotion -- the tension and conflict of the film are clearly suggested.The two-disk Collector's Edition includes a documentary on the making of the film, another documentary on the creation of the soundtrack, a feature on the restoration of the film, and other surprises, which are yet to be revealed. Starting with the release of the remastered Akira on July 24th, a number of Akira items should be hitting the marketplace including the fourth volume of the Dark Horse Akira manga (see 'Dark Horse Retro Manga Boffo'), cool Akira toys from McFarlane Toys (see 'McFarlane Fields....'), and a long-rumored Akira videogame (see 'Akira Videogame Due in August').
Two-disk Set Due July 24
Posted by ICv2 on May 2, 2001 @ 7:49 am CT
Week of February 9, 2016
February 7, 2016
This week’s home entertainment offerings include the 24th James Bond film Spectre, Guillermo Del Toro’s highly entertaining Gothic romance Crimson Peak , Damon Lindelof’s mysterious TV series The Leftovers , and Shirobako , one of the most interesting anime TV series set in the world of Japanese animation in years.
Week of Feb. 2, 2016
January 31, 2016
After an unexpected hiatus of two weeks we resume our quick survey of home entertainment releases. This week’s offerings include a new Batman animated film, Steven Spielberg’s carefully crafted Cold War saga, Bridge of Spies , Vin Diesel’s action-packed The Last Witch Hunter , plus the final season of the post-apocalyptic TNT series Falling Skies , the grindhouse-themed second season of From Dusk Till Dawn , and the third film in the 4-part anime feature film remake of Evangelion.