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4.0 out of 5 stars
Steamboy directors cut watched with 5.1 sound system, 18 Oct 2005
I enjoyed this film immensly. It had a moving and gripping storyline which kept my interest all the way through, wishing it would go on longer. The animation and graphics were increadibly polished and very impressive - clearly high budjet stuff. I am a fan of japenenese anime too and there is a lot of great films with deeper, more intreaging storylines and Steamboy has a small taste of that while being an impressive swashbuckling western style movie at the same time. Will apeal to a broader audience as a result. I got a hold of the directors cut in germany (It is available ealier than the UK here but you have to understand german to watch it) and will buy the UK copy with Patrick Stewart (Who will be brilliant in it) on January 9th when it comes to our shores.