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    DOOMED MEGALOPOLIS: THE LAST MEGALOPOLIS is coming to Blu-ray in North America, courtesy of Media Blasters. The sleeve art is not final. Photo courtesy of Media Blasters, Inc. ©Kinema Junposh

    Source: Media Blasters, Inc.
    Special Thanks to Carl Morano

    Media Blasters will release DOOMED MEGALOPOLIS: THE LAST MEGALOPOLIS (帝都物語, Teito Monogatari, 1988) on Blu-ray in North America on September 26. Also known as TOKYO: THE LAST MEGALOPOLIS, this live-action, supernatural thrill-ride was directed by Akio Jissoji (ULTRAMAN, ULTRASEVEN, THIS TRANSIENT LIFE) and produced by Takashige Ichise, producer of classic J-horror hits such as RINGU, JU-ON and DARK WATER that spawned Hollywood remakes. The movie also features stunning creature designs by H.R. Giger of ALIEN fame.

    A psychic, Yasunori Kato, plots to destroy Tokyo and revert the city back to it's ancient origins as a desolate 'holy ground.' This leads Kato to resurrect Masadako, hoping that he will seek vengeance on Tokyo. But Kato's first step is to impregnate Masadako's living descendent, Yukai. Just as he's about to demolish Tokyo with a massive earthquake, Masadako does not awaken but instead lashes out at Kato. When Kato tries to kidnap Yukai's daughter, a woman warrior confronts Kato to prevent the girl's sacrifice and the impending apocalyptic doom!

    THE LAST MEGALOPOLIS was a box office smash and one of the most expensive Japanese fantasy productions of 1985. It introduced many of the mythical tropes now commonplace in Japanese fantasy media including the character of Kato, who went on to influence and appear in video games (STREET FIGHTER), anime and other films. There was a sequel, DOOMED MEGALOPOLIS: THE LAST WAR (帝都大戦, Teito Taisen), made the following year.




    UPC: 631595232288

    Release Date: September 26, 2023
    Number of Discs: 1
    Format:  Blu-ray
    Region Code: A
    Run Time:  Main Feature - 135 Minutes, Bonus Feature - 100 Minutes
    Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (1080p HD)
    Language: Main Feature - Japanese 2.0 PCM Stereo, Bonus Feature - English 2.0 Mono
    Subtitles: English
    SRP: $29.99

    Photo courtesy of Media Blasters, Inc. ©Kinema Junposh

    Photo courtesy of Media Blasters, Inc. ©Kinema Junposh

    Photo courtesy of Media Blasters, Inc. ©Kinema Junposh

    Photo courtesy of Media Blasters, Inc. ©Kinema Junposh

    About Media Blasters

    Media Blasters, Inc. is a New York based corporation established in 2000, that distributes, translates, packages, and dubs anime and live action programming for the U.S. and North American DVD market. They are perhaps best known for their DVD releases of INVADER ZIM, and VOLTRON as well as translating, subtitling, dubbing and releasing high profile anime series such as BERSERK, KNIGHT HUNTERS, and RUROUNI KENSHIN and LADIES VS. BUTLERS.  

    In almost two decades of business, Media Blasters has grown from a solid licensing company to a major media producer and distributor of content and programs for North America and worldwide. Domestically, we have produced several feature films and TV series such as FLESH FOR THE BEAST, SHADOW: DEAD RIOT, WICKED LAKE, LATE FEE, THE HILLS RUN RED (with Warner Brothers), SHINOBI GIRL, FLESH FOR THE BEAST: TSUKIKO’S CURSE and the upcoming VOODOO CHURCH, many of which have attracted top Hollywood talent and critical acclaim.  On the international front, we have participated in several co-productions with Japan on features such as KITE LIBERATOR, DEATH TRANCE, TOKYO GORE POLICE, DEATH GAPPA and THE MACHINE GIRL.

    As a distributor, Media Blasters has partnered with industry giants such as Nickelodeon, Scholastic, PBS and Tezuka Productions (Jungle Emperor Leo) and NTV/Nippon Television (Moribito-Guardian of the Spirit) for nationwide DVD releases. Media Blasters strong relationships with major retailers such as Wal-mart, Best Buy and Transworld have guaranteed prime placement for all of its DVD products. Media Blasters has recently expanded into the US TV & internet markets with great success. Original and licensed productions have been featured on Amazon Prime, iTunes, PSN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Showtime, Starz, Sundance Channel, MTV/ LOGO, Comcast and many of the most popular Video-on-Demand platforms such as InDemand, DISH Network and Olympusat.

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