Doctor Blackjack is a brilliant, but uncertified surgeon who, for an immense fee, performs impossible surgery unofficially.
Two years ago, at the atlanta olympics, a whole string of world records was broken, and not by a bit. Soon these superhumans appear all over the world, nobodies at first, then suddenly performing tasks far beyond any normal person's ability.
The problem is, these people seem to get extremely ill after a few years, or months even: they rot away on the inside.
This is where doctor blackjack comes in: he's hired by a pharmaceutical company to find a cure... but finds himself intwined in a horrible conspiracy!
I personally like this film a lot, it's calmer than the average anime, everything in it is very precise, very 'surgical'. There's no humour in it, no action, its pure psychological suspense.
That added with the fascintating medical procedures you're shown ( ER doesn't even come close ) and class A animation makes this a worthwile DVD.
There are no dvd extra's, and the film itself is a bit slow, but besides that there's nothing really negative to say about this DVD.
It's no 'ghost in the shell', but certainly belongs in any respectable anime collection.