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Fist of the North Star: The Movie
Fist of the North Star: The Movie

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Manufacturer: Image Entertainment
Publisher: Image Entertainment
Starring: Akira Kamiya, Yuriko Yamamoto, Kenji Utsumi, Chikao Ohtsuka, Toshio Furukawa
Directed By: Toyoo Ashida

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Product Description:
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: R (Restricted)
Binding: DVD
EAN: 9786305131083
Format: Animated
ISBN: 6305131082
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Image Entertainment
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: Image Entertainment
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 0
Release Date: 1998-11-17
Running Time: 110
Studio: Image Entertainment
Editorial Review:
The world is on the verge of complete destruction! The only hope left for mankind is to find a hero worthy of becoming the next Fist of the North Star. Powerful animation and a provocative story distinguish this science fiction epic. Contains extreme violence.
One of the first anime features, Fist of the North Star was based on a popular manga series set in the not-too-distant future, when Earth has been devastated by a nuclear holocaust. The scattered survivors huddle in ruined cities, awaiting an enlightened warrior-hero worthy of the title of "Fist of the North Star," who will start the planet on the path to recovery. That mythic hero arrives in the person O, who looks like a caricature of Sylvester Stallone drawn for an American Saturday morning cartoon show. The relatively simple story is burdened with many subplots involving evil brothers, betrayals, kidnappings, and murders, all needing endless expository scenes. Director Toyoa Ashida borrows shamelessly from the Rambo and Mad Max films, along with Frank Frazetta's illustrations. Fist of the North probably ranks as the most violent film in animation history, but after the fourth or fifth head explodes in gobbets of red paint, the effect becomes unintentionally comic. --Charles Solomon
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