20th Century Boys Trilogy: The Complete Saga (4 Discs)
It's tough being a villain. It's so much easier being a hero
Running Time: 432 mins
Retail Price: £24.99
Release Date: 2010
Content Type: Movie
A positively epic exercise in filmmaking and storytelling, the blockbusting 20th Century Boys trilogy has proven to the most ambitious, expensive and successful undertakings in Japanese Cinema.
Director Yukihiko Tsutsumi's epic efforts to release three films in one year based on Naoki Urasawa acclaimed manga (selling 28 million copies) has brought to life a stunning doomsday thriller that spans multiple generations and genres, and bites into conspiracy theory, pop culture, nostalgia and spectacular special effects.
The 20th Century Boys saga begins in 1969 when a young boy named Kenji and his friends write The Book of Prophecy . In the book, they write about a future where they fight against an evil organization trying to take over the world and bringing about Doomsday. Years later in 1997, a mysterious cult being lead by a man only known as Friend has emerged and gained strong influence over society. A series of catastrophic events begin to occur, mirroring the prophecies made up by the young Kenji. The greatest fear is that the climax of The Book of Prophecy will become a reality: on December 31st, 2000, a terrifying giant virus-spreading robot will attack the entire city of Tokyo, leading to the end of mankind. The only people who know about The Book are Kenji and his childhood friends. Who is Friend? Will Kenji and his friends are able to save mankind and live to see the 21st Century?
This DVD set comes with all three films in the trilogy, plus Chapter 1 is packaged as a Special Edition 24 Page Book with an extra disc packed full of bonus extras. The box set boasts Special Features totaling 4 Hours !
20th Century Boys Chapter 1: Beginning of the End [136 mins]
20th Century Boys - Chapter 2: The Last Hope [139 mins]
20th Century Boys - Final Chapter: Our Flag [156 mins]
24 Page Book
Making of Documentary
Japanese Premiere Documentary
Paris Premiere Documentary
Original Japanese Trailers
Chapter 3 Alternate Ending
1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Japanese
Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Japanese
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