WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Armitage III

Reviewed In Issue 28 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
The Voices Of Elizabeth Berkely & Keifer Sutherland

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4
Sound Rating: 4
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Pioneer Artists
(Catalog Number): PILA1370A
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1997
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): Hiroyuki Ochi
(Screenplay/Written By): Chiaki Konaka
(Story): NA
(Music): Hiroyuki Namba
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Takuhiro Hiraki, Jun Okabe, Masaru Sato & Hiroshi Kato
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): NA
(Editor): NA
(Supervising Sound Editors): Les Claypool III
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Taro Maki, Toru Miura & Naoju Najamura
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Kazuaki Morijiri, Hidemi Satani & Tak W. Abe

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Armitage III is a fascinating animated science fiction tale that follows an illegal humanoid robot named Armitage (voice by Elizabeth Berkely) and her partner (voice by Keifer Sutherland), who are fighting for the survival of her kind. Although this is an animated feature, parental caution is recommended due to violence and brief nudity. A poster of Armitage is included in the LaserDisc packaging.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): Yes
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): No
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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