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Robot Carnival Blu-ray

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About Robot Carnival Blu-ray

Robot Carnival is an anthology collection of nine short films, many done by animators before they got their feet wet in directing. From funny to dramatic, artistic to entertaining, each story reaches towards the furthest corners of time and space to bring you a tale of robots, and the people who make them. Whether you have a love for great hand-drawn animation, an appreciation for fine storytelling, or just like robots, this anthology a visual treat for the eyes as well as the mind!

*Region Code: A, B, C.


  • Publisher: DISCOTEK
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Run Time: 90
  • Year Created: 1987
  • Release Date: 3/27/2018
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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5 star rating out of 5

Robot Carnival is a great starter anime


A great starter for those intetested in checking out the wonderful world of anime. This anime consists of nine anime shorts thats introduces the viewer to the works of some pretty well know director's. The story lines are entertaing and the music scores enhance the excitement. On top of everything else, its an anime that focuses on robots. So buy your tickets and enjoy the show because the robot carnival is about to begin.

5 star rating out of 5

Massive Hi-Def Upgrade for a Classic

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Thanks to Discotek's previous, triumphant release of the 'Robot Carnival' DVD, the film has had time to be celebrated, and more importantly, watched, the world over. Even more thanks goes to Discotek for making the film's Blu-ray debut one to buy--even if you double dipped.

First, the visuals and sound are given a significant boost in range and depth.

Next, the menus and overall disc presentation are miles ahead from last time. We also have a reversible wrap that mimics the Japanese theatrical poster.

Finally, the extras are plentiful. We have test drawings, storyboards, promotional material, and a wealth of background information regarding the production and its release abroad. Curiously, the text essay from the DVD release is missing.

This is likely the best that this film is going to look, sound, and be presented on home media for quite some time. Become a part of animation history and pick it up.

5 star rating out of 5

Delights for the Senses

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This series is a true joy to behold.

It's a great way to experience a wide variety of work by many different creators along the central theme of robots.

For anyone who has seen the old VHS release, this was a long time coming and I deeply thank Eastern Star for finally giving this anthology film the treatment it deserves.

This is a joy for the senses and a real treat to behold to see what producers, writers, character designers, and animators were pushing for at the time. This is part of the lush history from which the shows we enjoy today were built.

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An Awesome 80s Anthology Film about Robots in Brilliant 1080P!

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Robot Carnival is like a Carnival for your eyes, because the animation in this film is spectacular! Top animators of the era worked on this project creating several short narratives that all have the common theme of robots. The Blu-Ray quality of this is magnificent! My personal favorite shorts are 'Star Angel' and 'Presence', but all of the shorts are fantastic, even 'Cloud'. Now we just need "Memories" and "Neo Tokyo" on Blu-Ray and I will be one happy camper!

5 star rating out of 5

1980s anime perfection


This bluray looks so indescribably good I want to personally hug and high five everyone that was involved with the transfer.

It's breathtaking.

I have to confess; I'm not a huge fan of ALL the segments. But the ones I like I absolutely LOVE. They are like seeing all of 1980s anime encapsulated into little 10 minute segments.

The opening/ending by the god of manga and anime, Mr. Katsuhiro Otomo is a masterpiece of dark humor.

"Deprive" is everything you'd ever want from 80s robot anime....killer shredding guitar soundtrack, the most punk rock androgynous villain you've ever seen, and amazing action sequences.

And then there's "Starlight Angel." What a beautiful, charming, perfect slice of romance and action that tells a fantastic story with a beginning, middle, and end without any dialogue.

Discotek has outdone themselves with this one. Buy it right away, and be sure to get MEMORIES too, cause you NEED all of Otomo's work on bluray.