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A.k.a.
Galaxy Express 999
Year
1979
Runtime
129 min.
Director
Rintaro
Genres
Action, Drama, Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
1,127
Checks
243
Favs
15
Dislikes
5
Favs/checks
6.2% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. sammysin's avatar

    sammysin

    Absolutely fantastic and ambitious film about dreams and vengeance.

    I think it was far ahead of its time in terms of scale and execution. It's exciting, grand and full of zany locations and characters.

    It brought a tear to my eye.
    11 years ago
  2. FilmWalrus's avatar

    FilmWalrus

    Updated link, HD with english subs:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pnPcz298h4&ab_channel=MasterOfTheRails
    8 months 3 weeks ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Galaxy Express 999 is a weird one. A condensed retelling of a television series that's really part of the Captain Harlock (Albator) universe, it structurally suffers from being a picaresque. In other words, you can sort of tell it was written as a serial, though one where no piece is irrelevant to the narrative. It's the Albator stuff that detracts from the whole, however. As a fan from way back - perk of being French-Canadian - there's actually a fun reveal about the origins of the Arcadia and all that, but I don't know what non-fans will make of some of these sequences. And while the Albator characters play a part, the story/setting is pretty far removed from the space corsair vs. plant women plot of the more iconic series. Instead, we have an orphan boarding a space train so he can get to the planet that sells robot bodies so he can take revenge for his mother's death at the hands of Count Mecha, a mechanized villain who jumps around in his Time Castle. There's really no limit on creator Matsumoto's imagination on this project, and director Rintaro brings it to life with often incredible "cinematography". 5 years 5 months ago
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