Astro Boy (1963) Ultra Box Set 2 Limited Edition DVD
About Astro Boy (1963) Ultra Box Set 2 Limited Edition DVD
Astro Boy Ultra Box Set 2 Limited Edition contains episodes 53-104 of the anime directed by Osamu Tezuka, plus a DVD full of extra bonus material, including Japanese episode #193 - the final episode, never before seen in the US! - and a collector's booklet featuring "The Cinema of Osamu Tezuka," Original Astro Boy Advertisements, Line Art, an Episode Guide, and more.
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!
Special Features: 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 (English subtitles), Fred Ladd Tour Gallery, Original Character Art Gallery, Merchandise Gallery.
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: 8/29/2006
- Dimensional Weight: 2.15
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
The 2nd set completes the series I dreamed of owning!
If one feels that they don't want to own this piece of Anime history just because the 2nd set of Astro Boy Ultra Edition as well as the first set are in Black and White, think again about the fact that Dr. Tezuka did all of his Manga Comic Books in black and white, not in color.
The thing which puts this 2nd edition, along with the first set, miles ahead of even the color version of Astro Boy in the '80's are the incomparable voices talents of Billie Lou Watt, Ray Owens and Gilbert Mack, as well as the intelligent, witty, and all too often touching scripts/dubbing of Fred Ladd.
I did not realize until I bought both the first and second set of Astro Boy Ultra Editions that originally in the 60's the television station only aired the first 52 episodes and they were sliced to ribbons for commercials. Even as an adult I can readily enjoy this piece of Anime history.
This show was as much fun as it was when I was a kid
by Ken -
Story, packing and excitement, all from a little robot who taught the world about heart.
The show was fun when I was young, and as an adult, the show is still fun. The art and story do not disappoint!
Astro Boy Forever
by DARYL -
I wish that NBC would have bought the entire series not just 104 episodes. the series is great, filled with wholesome and family friendly stories to entertain children of all ages. I really enjoyed watching the origanal series for the first and I'm proud to have it in my collection.