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Appleseed Ex Machina (R1) in March - Art/Specs Update

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Appleseed Ex Machina on 11th March 2008. Based on the manga from creator Shirow Masamune, Shinji Aramaki follows up his 2004 take on Appleseed with this new outing which finds Deunan and Briareos as both partners and lovers. As members of ESWAT, the elite forces serving Olympus, they are deployed everywhere trouble strikes. The two fighters find their partnership tested in a new way by the arrival of Tereus who uncannily resembles Briareos before the wartime injuries that led to his becoming a cyborg. At the same time, Olympus finds itself under a stealth attack . Cyborg terrorism, deadly nanotech zealots, and rioting citizens are just some of the threats that Deunan must contend with as she fights to save Olympus.

Available in single-disc ($24.98 SRP) and two-disc Steelbook Collector's Edition ($34.98 SRP) versions, features are detailed below…

Single-Disc Edition features include:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • French, Spanish, Cantonese, Japanese and Portuguese DD2.0 Stereo Surround
  • English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Portuguese subtitles
  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • ”Team-Up: John Woo and Shinji Aramaki” featurette
  • ”Revolution: Animating Ex Machina” featurette

Two-Disc Collector’s Edition features are as above, plus a second disc with the following additional content:
  • The Appleseed Chronicles: The Definitive History of this Anime Phenomenon
  • East Meets West: Similarities and variations in how different cultures enjoy the art form
  • Subtitles: Chinese, Korean and Portuguese

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