The date is 2002, three years after the events
of Patlabor 1. The destruction of a United Nations Labor team
in South East Asia signals the beginning of a deadly terrorist
plan that threatens to send shockwaves throughout Japan’s military.
With evidence of an impending military takeover, the scattered
member of the original SVD must gather to defend the city against
danger. To make matters worse, the mastermind behind the operation
is none other than Nagumo’s former teacher and ex-lover Tsuge.
Can Nagumo stay true to her oath to uphold the law in the face
of Tsuge’s destructive plan for revenge? The countdown to armed
revolution and panic on the streets of Tokyo begins now!
• Region 1 encoding
(US and Canada only)
• Color, Animated, Original Trailers
KNOWN DVD SECRET(S): None
that I know of
First a quote that from
my review of the first movie: Patlabor
is one of the anime TV series classics that people should give
a chance to view to appreciate this film. Sometimes I wonder if
people just purchasing the movies first will enjoy the series
without truly knowing the characters of the series, especially
without watching an episode of the TV series.
when the Patlabor movies were announced to be released on DVD,
the first thing to come into my head is "would people get
it?" Patlabor can be a very humorous series but the movies
are quite cerebral.
you come across the works of Mamoru Oshii, especially the Patlabor
movies, if you enjoyed "Ghost in the Shell", then you
will enjoy the Patlabor movies.
The second Patlabor
movie is hands down waaaay better than the first. My gosh, I don't
know how to explain it but what makes this movie a bit different
from the first is that you don't have to watch the original TV
series to appreciate this film. In fact, the movie is so dialogue
driven, focusing on action, politics and dirty government and
of course section 2 of the Patlabor division that if you follow
this movie closely, you are going to have a smile on your face.
That's how good this
But this is coming from
a guy who enjoys cerebral films and I could only recommend this
movie for those who enjoyed the complexity of stories such as
"Ghost in the Shell" and even the first "Patlabor"
As for the DVD, again
the layer change is noticeable and the video quality is way better
than the first movie and it's letterbox which makes me happy.
All in all, this movie
is wonderful and I highly recommend the purchase of this second
THE MOVIE: A
THE DVD EXTRAS: C
THE DVD OVERALL: B
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