Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
A Fine example of classic cyberpunk
Samuel P. Squires | Kennesaw, GA USA | 05/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Armitage III is an amazing story that takes many of the themes of blade runner and takes them in different directions, the reviews of the story itself are already out there so I'll make this review of the OVA specifically vs. the movie Poly-matrix. First of all, it's longer, about 80 minutes of footage was cut for the movie across the four episodes, the end result is a series that feels much less rushed and offers a bit more time for character development and further elaboration on certain plot points. There are a few scenes that they added or changed in poly-matrix so if you've seen that don't be surprised if there's something that turns out differently. The biggest difference between the two as far as scenes go is the ending, they both have the same point to get across, but I believe that poly-matrix did it better, just my opinion. Then there's the voice acting, for the movie they got Kiefer Sutherland and Elizabeth berkely to voice the two main characters, and they were fantastic. The OVA unfortunately had to rely on a smaller budget and lesser-known voice actors, who still do a wonderful job, but Kiefer Sutherlands rendition of Ross is, in my opinion, much better than the actor in the OVA. The end result, if you want a more complete, more developed and just overall longer Armitage experience, pick up the OVA, but don't skip the movie just because it's shorter, it is a wonderful experience on its own."