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Essence of Anime: Appleseed
Essence of Anime Appleseed
Actor: Toshio Furukawa
Director: Kazuyoshi Katayama
Genres: Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2007     1hr 8min

Based on Masamune Shirow's acclaimed manga APPLESEED is a haunting and thrilling vision of an apocalyptic future in which human life is slowly being controlled by a new breed of Biodroids creatures that are half android ha...  more »


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Actor: Toshio Furukawa
Director: Kazuyoshi Katayama
Genres: Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Futuristic, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Manga Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Animated
DVD Release Date: 09/04/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 8min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

The story is pretty good.
T. Sim | 11/27/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"While the animation is not as awesome as the two 3D cell shaded movies, the story is pretty decent. Worth a look if you enjoyed the two 3D flicks and want more in the same universe."
False Advertizing
James S. Taylor | Scarborough, Ontario Canada | 02/25/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"If you want to see what you are really getting in this DVD, go look at the version under product number 660200407926 here on Amazon. That version will also give you content based reviews, which this is not.

This is to warn you that this is not "Widescreen Presentation," despite what it says on the box, which Amazon has copied to their description. Manga Video has merely taken the old, full screen version and stuck it in a cardboard wrapper claiming it is widescreen and hiding the fact that it is the other product. Go ahead: compare the ISBN numbers on the wrapper and the DVD inside. The wrapper is the ISBN for the product here on this page. The ISBN on the DVD inside is the full screen version referred to above.

I have this on my widescreen TV right now. The only way to get it into a so-called widescreen is to either zoom the picture (thus cutting off the top and bottom, and degrading the detail) or set it to show the picture full screen, which gives everything wrong proportions, making people in particular look squat and wide. So, get ready to enjoy those gigantic black bars on the right and left of the picture if you want to view it in proper aspect ratio.

I have had the same problem with other Manga Video releases that have been put out in these "new" silver cardboard wrapped editions, such as Perfect Blue."