Yaay! I actually got one of these posted! My internet connection has been extremely weak or nonexistent, which has been a royal pain. I have a large smattering of high-resolution screenshots from Rintaro and Katsuhiro Otomo's 2001 Metropolis on Blu-Ray. Let's see if I can actually succeed in posting any of these on the blog before my connection crashes.
For these series of photos, I'd like to focus on the background paintings, which are absolutely stunning and my favorite element of this movie. I missed a chance to see the anime Metrpolis on the big screen, but I always thought it looked good on DVD. This Blu-Ray, even in 720p resolution, blows it away. I am constantly distracted by details in the backgrounds, from the bustling of the futuristic city life, to the sharply detailed artwork of this sprawling world.
As always, click on the photos to see the full-size version. They're very large (720p) so keep that in mind. This Blu-Ray is coming to the US later this year, right? As soon as it's available, grab it immediately. This is an absolutely spectacular visionary film, and it will make your LCD and plasma screens sing.
Can you tell I've had connection trouble? That's why I'm stacking this post with so many screenshots. Of course, it helps that everything in the movie looks so great. I'm not sure where this Metropolis ranks among the anime faithful, but to me, this was a magnificent film, and certainly my favorite anime before discovering Studio Ghibli. Expect at least a couple more themed photo posts.