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WXIII: Patlabor The Movie 3
Special Edition
Genre: Animé

Reviewed In Issue 72 (May 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Katsuhiko Watabiki, Hiroaki Hirata, Atsuko Tanaka, Takanobu Hozumi & Shingo Kakamori

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Disc One offers a glossary of Patlabor terms, while the three disc Special Edition includes two additional discs with special features. Disc Two offers the animated parody short films Mini-Pato (aka Mini-Patlabor), while Disc Three adds three documentaries about Patlabor and the making of WXIII, the project

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Pioneer Entertainment
(Catalog Number): PO11934
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $59.98
(DVD Type): Three-disc set
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/08/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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Special Notes:
Also available in a 1-disc movie-only edition ($24.98)

Story Synopsis:
Fans of the "Patlabor" anim

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced windowboxed/pillarboxed 1.85:1 DVD exhibits images that can be downright impressive in their animated realism, like a scene of two characters sitting in a playground at sunset or a rainy street at night. Contrast and

This DVD features Japanese and English-dubbed Dolby