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Title:
Avalon
Author:
Oshii, Mamoru.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Miramax Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003?]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In the not-so-distant future, desparate young people risk everything to play "Avalon" - an illegal and potentially lethal virtual war game where addicted combatants earn points and wealth.
General Note:
Widescreen.

Videodisc release of the 2000 motion picture.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
Polish
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780788850615
UPC:
786936232059
Format :
DVD

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Following up on his cult anime masterpieces Patlabor 2 and Ghost in the Shell, Mamoru Oshii makes his live-action debut with this virtual reality thriller set in a near-future cyberpunk wasteland, in which the youth of an unnamed central European nation are enthralled with violent and illegal virtual reality computer games. Ash (Malgorzata Foremniak) is a ruthless "Class A" fighter and reigning queen of the games. She's itching to move to the next level of playing. Aside from her gaming, she lives a loner's life with her pampered dog. She learns from a former team member, Stunner (Bartek Swiderski), that former game master Murphy (Jerzy Gudejko) was crippled after entering the game's most rarified level, "Special A." The level is only accessible under the right set of unusual circumstances. Once admitted, there is only one way out -- to win. Ash can't wait to prove herself and conquer the game. This film was screened at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi