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Astro Boy (1963) Ultra Collector’s Edition DVD Set 2 (DVD)
The very first anime ever produced, Osamu Tezuka's original Astro Boy delighted
children around the world with its touching stories and compelling characters.
In the U.S., many will remember this popular children's series with its catchy
theme song which aired on TV during the 1960s!
ASTRO BOY returns for the first time ever on DVD! In this stunning second collector's
edition, you'll find the final 52 episodes of the original black and white series
as seen in the US, restored to pristine detail, and featuring never-before-seen
footage and an amazing collection of extras!
The original boy-robot with 100,000 horsepower strength and courage! In the
year 2000, Dr. Boynton creates a super-robot in his deceased son's image. He
calls the robot Astro Boy. Astro Boy can swim oceans, leap over mountains, even
fly into space on his own power. However, Astro Boy can't replace his son; Dr.
Boynton becomes dissatisfied with the boy robot and disowns him. Astro Boy is
befriended by Dr. Packadermus J. Elefun of the Institute of Science, who guides
him through his adventures. Endowed with super strength, rocket-powered flight,
a selfless heart and a kind demeanor, Astro Boy fights a never-ending crusade
against the forces of evil!
DVD Set 2 contains episodes 53-104, PLUS an entire DVD full of extra bonus
material, including Japanese episode #193 - the final episode, never before
seen in the US!
Ultra Collector's Edition DVD Extras Include: Deleted Scenes; "Behind
the Scenes at Mushi Studios" Featurette; Part 2 of an interview with series
producer Fred Ladd; Original Japanese Episodes #34, #56, and #193 (with English
subtitles); a Fred Ladd Tour Gallery; an Original Character Art Gallery; a Merchandise
Gallery; PLUS a Collector's Booklet featuring "The Cinema of Osamu Tezuka,"
Original Astro Boy Advertisements, Line Art, an Episode Guide, and much more!
Spoken Languages: English.
MSRP Price: $129.95
Our Price: $89.99