Released on DVD 31st May 2010
One of the biggest undertakings ever attempted in the Japanese movie industry…
A positively epic exercise in filmmaking and storytelling, the blockbuster 20th Century Boys trilogy has proven to be one of the most ambitious and most successful undertakings in Japanese Cinema. Director Yukihiko Tsutsumi's three films, based on Urasawa Naoki's acclaimed manga (selling 28 million copies) has brought to life a stunning doomsday thriller, that spans multiple generations and genres, and bites into conspiracy theory, pop culture nostalgia and spectacular special effects.
The title is based on T.Rex's famous song, "20th Century Boy” which is the theme tune.
The 20th Century Boys saga begins in 1969 when a young boy named Kenji and his friends write “The Book of Prophecy.” In their book, they write about a future where they fight against an evil organization trying to take over the world and bring about Doomsday.
Years later in 1997, a mysterious cult being lead by a man only known as “Friend” has emerged and gained strong influence over society. A series of catastrophic events begin to occur, mirroring the prophecies made up by the young Kenji. The greatest fear is that the climax of The Book of Prophecy will become a reality: on December 31st, 2000, a terrifying giant virus-spreading robot will attack the entire city of Tokyo, leading to the end of mankind. The only people who know about The Book are Kenji and his childhood friends. Who is Friend? Will Kenji and his friends are able to save mankind and live to see the 21st Century?
This 4 Disc DVD set comes with all three films in the trilogy.
20th Century Boys – Chapter 1: Beginning of the End
20th Century Boys - Chapter 2: The Last Hope
20th Century Boys - Final Chapter: Our Flag
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Anamorphic
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0
Cat No: ASIA3813 Barcode No: 5034741381413
© 1999, 2006 Naoki Urasawa, Studio Nuts, Shogakukan © 2008-2009 “20th Century Boys” Film Partners © 2008-2010 4Digital Media