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Area 88, Act 1: Blue Skies of Betrayal

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In this animated Japanese adventure, Area 88 is the desolate home base of a mercenary air squadron in the midst of civil war in the Middle East. Shin Kazama is a pilot who is tricked by his rival Kanzaki into joining this group of elite fliers, where he is forced to choose between service and desertion. Meanwhile, Shin is disturbed to find he has become increasingly comfortable with the prospect of killing for pay. This is the first installment in a three-part series.
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Overview

In this animated Japanese adventure, Area 88 is the desolate home base of a mercenary air squadron in the midst of civil war in the Middle East. Shin Kazama is a pilot who is tricked by his rival Kanzaki into joining this group of elite fliers, where he is forced to choose between service and desertion. Meanwhile, Shin is disturbed to find he has become increasingly comfortable with the prospect of killing for pay. This is the first installment in a three-part series.
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Special Features

Interactive menus; Chapter stops; Aerial Combat directory; Character gallery; DVD sneak peeks; Languages: English, Japanese, Japanese with English subtitles, English with English subtitles
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/1/1998
  • UPC: 719987172722
  • Original Release: 1985
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  • Source: Us Manga Corps Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Time: 50:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Eikoh Torifumi Director
Hitoshi Kaneko Cinematographer
Mitsuki Nakamura Art Director
Ichiro Nitta Songwriter
Yuji Nunokawa Producer
Akiyoshi Sakai Screenwriter
Shigeharu Shiba Sound/Sound Designer
Kaoru Shintari Original Story
Juro Sugimura Cinematographer
Ren Usami Executive Producer, Production Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Pick A Scene
1. The Landing [3:39]
2. Opening/Song [2:12]
3. Perfect Picture [1:39]
4. This Base Is Nuts! [1:42]
5. 2 Years... [1:32]
6. Flight School [2:07]
7. The Contract [3:06]
8. Why!? [1:26]
9. Satan's Front Line [1:02]
10. That Guy's Different [1:45]
11. New Recruits [2:13]
12. The Color Of Blood [:54]
13. First Sight [1:45]
14. Sweet Angel [1:23]
15. This IS Hades [1:29]
16. $20,000 Mission/Song [3:50]
17. The Flight! [4:03]
18. Battlefield Friends [1:42]
19. Goodnight, Boris... [:42]
20. Hot In Tokyo [3:01]
21. One-Point-Five [1:56]
22. Shin's Crusaders [2:31]
23. Closing Credits/Song [1:52]
24. Area 88 Act II Trailer [2:42]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Choose Your Language
   Play The Movie
   Blow This Up!
      Mercenary Ambush
      Ground Forces Vs. Air Forces
      Explosive Attack
      Lethal Missle
   Meet The Cast
      SHIN: Reluctant Mercenary
      ROCKY: Hip Photographer
      RYOKO: Shin's Sweetheart
      KANZAKI: Shin's Friend, A Traitor
   Want More?
      Play Them All
      Big Wars
      Ayane's High Kick
      Legend Of Lemnear
      Iria: Zeiram The Animation
      Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer
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