Astro Boy (1963) Ultra DVD Box Set 1 Limited Edition
About Astro Boy (1963) Ultra DVD Box Set 1 Limited Edition
Astro Boy DVD Set 1 contains episodes 1-52 of the anime directed by Osamu Tezuka, plus a special collector's booklet, and an entire DVD full of extra bonus material, including part 1 of an interview with series producer Fred Ladd!
The very first anime ever produced, Osamu Tezuka's (Kimba, the White Lion/Phoenix/Metropolis) original 1963-1964 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 which aired on TV during the 1960s.
Now, this groundbreaking series returns for the first time ever in a stunning new collector's edition that includes the first 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 brand new exciting extras.
The original boy-robot with 100,000 horsepower strength and courage! In the year 2000, Dr. Boyton 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. Boyton 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 Features: Part 1 of an interview with series producer Fred Ladd; Original Japanese Episode 1 (with English subtitles); Original Character Art Gallery; Merchandise Gallery; A Collector's Booklet featuring "The History of Astro Boy"; an Osamu Tezuka biography.
Spoken Languages: English.
*Episode #09 - Exec. Producer Shawne Kleckner discusses Ultra Editions **Episode #52 ,#53 & #82 - Interview with Fred Ladd, pioneering TV producer & director
- Publisher: NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT
- Media: DVD
- Spoken Language: English
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Science Fiction
- Themes: Adventure, Supernatural
- Age Rating: ALL
- Run Time: 1200
- Year Created: 1963
- Release Date: 3/28/2006
- Dimensional Weight: 2.15
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
A great job putting it all together.
It's been a LONG wait to see this on dvd and what a great job you've done putting it all together. I had really given up thinking this would ever happen fearing that there just wasn't enough intrest in classic anime. I only hope you'll complete the series with set 2 soon. I enjoy the first season but look forward to season 2 with it's higher cell count. I'm glad you were able to locate and assemble the entire (U.S. version) series rather than producing a collection set. Thank you to all you fans like myself who never stopped loving (since childhood) this wonderful show.
I grew up with Astro Boy from age 3 on. Astro Boy is my hero.
For twenty years I've waited for this TV show to come out in DVD. I adore ASTRO BOY! I have the 1980's and 1990's versions also. I hope that Right Stuf will produce more of the original ASTRO BOY TV shows!
Thanks Right Stuf!
V. A. Jackson
It took 40 years to fulfill my dream of owning Astro Boy!
When I was 16 years old I watched a small assortment of Astro Boy cartoons which were cut to ribbons to allow room for commercials on the Engineer Bill Show. In that day and age there were no VCRs, only poor tape recorders which ran on 9 volt batteries with which I attempted to capture some of the soundtrack of my favorite Astro Boy adventures. Astro Boy stayed on the air long enough through the 60's so that I was later able to capture better mono soundtracks of some of the Astro Boy adventures and I even learned how to draw cartoon pictures of the little robot so I could remember him after the show went off the air. When Right Stuf put out the collection of VCR tapes of many of the original Astro Boys in the 90's, I was stunned because they had published more complete episodes than I ever dreamed existed. Now after 40 years, at the age of 56 years old, I have just brought the first 53 episodes complete and on August 31, the remainder of the 104 episodes will be mine! It's like a dream come true. Finding Astro Boy is like finding a lost brother! Never in my life did I ever think that I would be able to own such a superbly restored, complete offering of my favorite cartoon show ever...Astro Boy and the Right Stuf did it all for me after nearly a lifetime of waiting! What joy! What a thrill! What I didn't realize all of these years is that Astro Boy was not just a great cartoon show but the important beginnings of Anime history.
Go Astro Boy
by DARYL -
ok yes I'm going to be the guy that gives Astro boy a four star rating. it has nothing to do with the difference between picture quality of today and the 60's. or the continuity between episodes 17 and 25 involving Astro girl.
those two thing aside the stories are great, the action is ok, the theme song does get a little annoying after awhile. but if it wasn't for Astro boy we wouldn't have all the great robot, cyborg, and android animes we have to day. for that Astro boy gets my respect and thanks.