Patlabor - The Mobile Police 1

Patlabor - The Mobile Police 1

Director: Mamoru Oshii Cast: Shigeru Chiba, Toshio Furukawa


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Giant robots are a perennial facet of Japanese animation; although Patlabor is no exception, it is more of a mystery or a conspiracy thriller than an all-out science fiction adventure. The title of this animated Japanese feature refers to a special police unit assigned to patrol the use of giant robots, or "labors." When the robotic laborers used in industry begin to go on unexplained rampages, Captain Goto of the Patlabor division must investigate; an upgrade in the labor software called the Babylon Project seems to be at the heart of the mystery. Although audiences are rewarded at the end by an exciting battle sequence, the subtle story reveals the influence of cyberpunk and Blade Runner noir on the Japanese animated cinema.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2015
UPC: 0814131019066
Original Release: 1989
Source: Section 23
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:39:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Patlabor: The Movie
1. Chapter 1 [1:05]
2. Chapter 2 [4:17]
3. Chapter 3 [6:39]
4. Chapter 4 [2:47]
5. Chapter 5 [6:14]
6. Chapter 6 [7:56]
7. Chapter 7 [5:04]
8. Chapter 8 [4:48]
9. Chapter 9 [8:40]
10. Chapter 10 [12:38]
11. Chapter 11 [23:52]
12. Chapter 12 [3:34]
13. Chapter 13 [2:58]
14. Chapter 14 [4:43]
15. Chapter 15 [3:35]
16. Chapter 16 [1:30]

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Patlabor - The Mobile Police 1 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not quite Robotech or Macross, but still awesome anime. Those Manga folks know their stuff. I can't wait for the other movies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Patlabor 1 has action tempered with suspence tempered with characters we care about and above all, a truly believeable storyline. The robot action is awesome. The case is interesting. The solution is entertaining. The characters fit all over the behavioral spectrum. I adored Capt. Goto, and wish I could work for a guy like that. But they were all great: Shige and Noah were my faves. But the story did that to me. Heck, I even started to like the Trigger-happy Ota after a viewing or two. Gotta love the nutcases. For those just getting into anime, or those that enjoy thought provoking films, this is a good view that will make you watch it (and its sequels) over and over again.