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Galaxy Express 999 DVD

4 star rating out of 5
6 Reviews
SKU: 875707005197

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About Galaxy Express 999 DVD

Galaxy Express 999 is the name of a train which travels through space, beginning at Megalopolis Station on one end of the galaxy and ending at Andromeda on the other. But the Galaxy Express is more than just a train - it's also a metaphor for life itself, with passengers constantly boarding, debarking, and dreaming along the way.

Tetsuro Hoshino is a youth who'll give anything to board the Three-Nine, including a promise to accompany a mysterious woman named Maetel all the way to Andromeda, the planet where, she tells him, he can get a free machine body to avenge the cruel death of his mother at the hands of the villainous Count Mecha. But nothing is as easy as it sounds, and Tetsuro is about to learn the true price not only for boarding the Three-Nine and avenging his mother, but for leaving his childhood behind, falling in love, and becoming a man.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.


  • Publisher: DISCOTEK
  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure, Space
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 128
  • Year Created: 1979
  • Release Date: 6/28/2011
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: 1

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2 star rating out of 5



I thought it was a good movie considering when it was made. My older brothers really love it. I found it just a touch dull I guess but altogether a very good movie :)

5 star rating out of 5

Love this movie


If you were an American anime fan in the 90s, hopefully you had the chance to catch this gem on Sci-Fi channel. I remember being captivated by the amazing soundtrack. It is definitely 70's inspired, but absolutely beautiful. Combined with an extremely unique visual style, Galaxy Express 999 is a great visual and audio work. The plot tends to lag a little bit, but the film (in essence) is a highly abridged adaptation of the 1970's anime TV series which was over 100 episodes long - which may explain its length. But with fascinating characters and a likeable protagonist, the film truly shines and remains a staple of classic, Japanese animation.

5 star rating out of 5

We're going on a journey to the stars


A movie based on a 3 seasons worth tv series that is also based on a manga created by Leiji Matsumoto who also created titles like captain harlock, Queen emeraldas, the underrated queen millennia, also help make the movie /music video Interstella 5555 by Daft Punk and much more. Anyway the animation is actually very good for its time and the story kinda drags on a little, but not to much this is actually personal favorite of mine a story that makes about what it means to be human and why it's important to cherish it without being to over the top like some movies. The characters are pretty likable and I would recommend it to anyone who likes space operas or classic old school anime.

3 star rating out of 5

This old-school anime is the personification of breakneck pace

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GE999 blows through so many plot points & story beats so fast that its stunning! Apparently, this 2 hour+ movie covers the first YEAR of the anime, and it freakin' FLIES to do it. Galaxy Express feels less like a cohesive story and more like a quick tour of the Leiji Matsumoto universe. Turn off your brain, DON'T BLINK and soak in the imaginative sights & cool characters as they zip past, and you'll be able to enjoy this super breezy watch.

If you DO turn on your brain tho, its... messy. Characters & plot threads aggressively come and go, and Tetsuro travels from vignette to vignette without picking up cumulative experience. At every turn, he's saved by his more capable friends and characters showing up for their cameo. Plus... lets just ignore how hard he falls for a girl who looks exactly like his mom :P The other two movies seem to forget about it, lol

Fun but flawed

4 star rating out of 5

A Flawed Classic

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This was an interesting movie. It tries to condense a 100+ episode anime series into a 2 hour viewing experience, and while it's coherent and consistent, I honestly wish the movie was a bit longer. There's many characters that don't get enough screen time; the leader of the rebel army, or the crystal waitress on the train, the caretaker of Pluto's graveyard, etc. They could've been more interesting.
Considering when the movie was made, it's certainly a looker. The animation was surprisingly smooth. I appreciate the retooling of Tetsuro's character design. He looked like a potato all throughout the original anime. I know it's Matsumoto's style, but before he really clashed when compared to Maetel and others.
Storywise, the plot is mostly fine, but it suffers from a rather dumb plot twist at the end. It leaves the story open for a sequel, and I did get invested in Maetel & Tetsuro's relationship.
Overall, I'm looking forward to Adieu. Easily recommended for Leijiverse enthusiasts.

5 star rating out of 5

Nostalgia: A Youthful Trip to Memory Lane


Galaxy Express 999 (film) is the abridged version of the TV series with the same name. Interestingly, this film was released before the TV series ever reached its conclusion.

Our young protagonist, Tetsuro, goes on a journey with the beautiful yet mysterious Maetel. As Testuro travels from planet to planet with his companion, he learns about the human condition.

The video quality of this DVD is pretty good. There are some film grain added to make it look like how the animators intended.

The music is absolutely touching and memorable. The english dub is decent. And the animation is somewhat dated. (But just because its dated doesn't mean the film as a whole doesn't hold up.) The animation was the best of its kind - at the time.

If you are interested in this film, I suggest you watch its sequel and or its TV adaptation.

Discotek/Eastern Star did an amazing job with this release. I can't wait to pick this up on BLU-RAY. I recall watching this in grade school; I still enjoy it!