- May 20
- 20th CENTURY BOYS TRILOGY on R2 DVD
- Posted by Deljhp - 20/05/10 at 07:37 AM
Well, that solves that problem. The question of how we are going to finally get our hands on an English subtitled copy of parts two, and three of Yukihiko Tsutsumi's blockbusting doomsday thriller ‘The 20th Century Boys’ trilogy has been answered with a bang. UK label ‘4Digital Asia’ have pushed the boat way out, and are to release the whole trilogy in a whopping, four disc special edition. The DVD set comes with all three films in the trilogy, plus Chapter 1 is packaged as a Special Edition 24 Page Book with an extra disc packed full of bonus extras. 437 minutes of apocalyptic movie action, and special features totalling 4 Hours, not to shabby at all. The 20th Century Boys - The Complete Saga is on sale from may 31st.
Synopsis: The 20th Century Boys saga begins in 1969 when a young boy named Kenji and his friends write “The Book of Prophecy”. In the book, they write about a future where they fight against an evil organisation trying to take over the world and bringing about Doomsday. Years later in 1997, a mysterious cult being lead by a man only known as “Friend” has emerged and gained a 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 be able to save mankind and live to see the 21st Century?