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Tue 25/10/05 at 09:15
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Which one of these should I buy? I love anime and need more of the classic movies (I can only afford one). No spoilers please. Any other suggestions on what I should get? No Ghibli films please, seen most of them.
Tue 25/10/05 at 17:14
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It says the running time is 310 minutes. It probably does include the special features. It's only 8 aswell, for the ultimate collection edition.
Tue 25/10/05 at 17:08
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I didn't say that.

I was merely pointing out how they somtimes combine the bonus footage/extras time into the total running time so as to make the DVD seem as impressive as possible for the amount you're paying.
Tue 25/10/05 at 17:03
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Hedfix wrote:
> Maybe the total running time on the DVD includes the running time of
> the bonus material.

But you don't necessarily have to watch the whole lot in one sitting.
Tue 25/10/05 at 17:01
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Maybe the total running time on the DVD includes the running time of the bonus material.
Tue 25/10/05 at 17:00
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Herr Dark Wolf wrote:
> Akira it is then. It's ridiciously long though. Oh well :D

??? Two hours 4 minutes?
Tue 25/10/05 at 16:56
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Akira it is then. It's ridiciously long though. Oh well :D
Tue 25/10/05 at 13:32
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Funnily enough I just read that Metropolis is on channel 4 this saturday (pretty late though so you'll need to record it).
Tue 25/10/05 at 10:58
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I'm sure if you shopped around, mabe ebay you'd get them both for a reasonable price.

Metropolis is really good and well worth getting at some point, akira i watched to death.
Tue 25/10/05 at 10:43
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Both produced by the same director, however Akira is considered his greatest work. I have only seen Akira, so my judgment is biased.

Another point is that Akira is twice as long as Metropolis so you get more anime for your money ;)

But after reading the review for Metropolis I'm thinking about going out and buying it.

[URL]http://reviews.theotaku.com/view.php?action=retrieve&id=16[/URL] Metropolis review

[URL]http://reviews.theotaku.com/view.php?action=retrieve&id=7[/URL] Akira review

Akira first then once you have the cash go for Metropolis in my view.
Tue 25/10/05 at 09:15
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Which one of these should I buy? I love anime and need more of the classic movies (I can only afford one). No spoilers please. Any other suggestions on what I should get? No Ghibli films please, seen most of them.

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