The epic Animefeature Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis opened in limited release thisweek in U.S. theaters. Sony Pictures is running the film in Japanese withnewly-translated subtitles.
In addition, ICv2.comreports that a special edition DVD will be of the film will be released on March12. The package will contain two discs: your normal sized DVD with the movie anda special 3-inch mini-DVD holding an hour's worth of extras.
Metropoliswas created by Osamu Tezuka, who may be best known to American anime fans as thecreator of AstroBoy. The film is directed by Rintaro who directedepisodes of the AstroBoy TV show as well as the feature GalaxyExpress 999. Katsuhiro Otomo of Akira fame penned thescreenplay.
Visit Sony'sMetropolis website for more details.