Search - Astro Boy - Ultra Collector's Edition DVD Set 1 on DVD

Astro Boy - Ultra Collector's Edition DVD Set 1
Astro Boy - Ultra Collector's Edition DVD Set 1
Actors: Billie Lou Watt, Ray Owens, Gilbert Mack, Peter Fernandez
Director: Right Stuf
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2006     20hr 20min

ASTRO BOY, the series that launched the anime phenomenon, returns to the US for the first time on DVD in a stunning new collection! The very first anime ever produced, Osamu Tezuka's (KIMBA, THE WHITE LION / HI NO TORI / M...  more »


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Billie Lou Watt, Ray Owens, Gilbert Mack, Peter Fernandez
Director: Right Stuf
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Animation, Science Fiction, Animation, Science Fiction, Kids & Family, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Bayview Entertainment/Widowmaker
Format: DVD - Black and White - Animated,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/28/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 20hr 20min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 11
SwapaDVD Credits: 11
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
Edition: Box set,Collector's Edition
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English

Similar Movies

Astro Boy Set 2 Ultra Collector's Edition
Original TV Series
Director: Right Stuf
   UR   2006   21hr 12min
Astro Boy - The Complete Series
Director: Michael Hack
   NR   2005   16hr 50min
Kimba The White Lion Ultra DVD Box Set
Limited Edition
Director: Eiichi Yamamoto
   NR   2005   20hr 5min
The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu
Director: Tezuka Osamu
   UR   2009   2hr 31min

Movie Reviews

The one and only original Astro Boy!
Raymond Tucker | Zombie Swamp, NC USA | 04/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Largely unseen for over 30 years, most current audiences only know Astro Boy by its reputation and through various remakes. While contemporary anime may have greater technical polish, there's energy, imagination and a surprising amount of humor to these shows which is still unmatched. The sad news is the english masters and negatives were destroyed ages ago. The good news is thanks to fans and collectors worldwide the first 52 episodes are all accounted for with video from the Japanese masters married to english audio from a variety of sources. In a few cases the sound may leave something to be desired, but that should only make us all the more thankful for a piece of TV history which was very nearly lost to us for all time. This beautifully packaged set of 11 single sided discs displays very handsomely. Extras include an interview with Fred Ladd and two episodes of Tetsuwan Atomu in Japanese with english subtitles (Episode #1 & 20) to allow comparison with its original version. Buy it, whether to relive Saturday mornings of a bygone era or to experience firsthand THE show which started the anime revolution."
Astro Boy is "Rocket High . . . Go, go, go Astro Boy!" | Georgia (USA) | 04/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The newest DVD release of the original US verison of the 1960's Astro Boy is indeed "Rocket High" and has been long anticipated by many, especially the original fans. Considering that the original film masters were almost destroyed years ago ( in some cases several of the original Japenese versions were destroyed) it is a miracle that these benchmark masterpieces of early Japanese animation still survive at all. Even though the original English version sound masters were destroyed, the collected sound files used are overall, very good especially considering these were produced 43 years ago. Perhaps sound and imaging technologies will soon compensate for the aforementioned. Old and new fans alike shall certainly be saying . . . Go, go, go Astro Boy!
The anime that started it all....
J. Harper | 02/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The 1963-1964 Astro Boy that made anime. Yes, it wasn't the first, but it was the most popular one. Now you can own the first 51 episodes of the original 60's Astro Boy. Also available is the 80's Astro Boy and the 2003 version, both also have 51 Episodes. In the future there will be a second box set of the 60's version."
A Classic Restored
Mike Dungan | Seattle WA | 06/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I watched Astro Boy as a child in the 1960s. Having it on DVD is a dream come true. Right Stuf went to great lengths to find the best surviving duplicate masters they could, splicing in video from the original Japanese masters as necessary to restore the shows. Astro Boy now looks better than ever. The audio is surprisingly good on most of the episodes, however there are a small handful of episodes that sound poor. It's a small issue compared to the value of having this piece of history restored to us. The English dub, featuring Billie Lou Watt as Astro Boy, Ray Owens as Dr. Elefun, and Gilbert Mack as Mr. Pompous is a joy to listen to. It still sounds fresh and lively more than 40 years later. The extras includes the first half of an interview with US Producer Fred Ladd and two of the episodes in Japanese with subtitles. The presentation and artwork is top-notch. This is an essential addition to any anime fan's library."