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Armitage III: Polymatrix (1996)

Armitage III: Poly Matrix (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi | Video 4 August 1997
A policeman, Ross Sylibus, is assigned to a unit on a Martian colony, to find that women are being murdered by a psychotic named D'anclaude. He is assigned a very unorthodox partner named ... See full summary »

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(as Takuya Sato)

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(screenplay), (associate screenplay writer) (as Akinori Endo) | 2 more credits »
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Armitage (voice)
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Ross (voice)
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D'Anclaude (voice)
Wanda Nowicki ...
Julian (voice)
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Lt. Larry Randolph (voice)
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Eddie (voice)
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Chris (voice)
Barry Stigler ...
Asakura (voice)
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Coroner (voice)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...
Kelly (voice) (as Dorothy Fahn)
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Kelly's Manager (voice)
Riva Spier ...
Jessica Manning (voice)
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Rosalind (voice)
Debra Rogers ...
Model (voice) (as Debbie Rodgers)
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PA / Walla (voice)
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A policeman, Ross Sylibus, is assigned to a unit on a Martian colony, to find that women are being murdered by a psychotic named D'anclaude. He is assigned a very unorthodox partner named Naomi Armitage, who seems to have links to the victims. To stir things up more, every victim is found to be an illegally made third-generation android, built to be almost perfect replications of humans. It becomes a race against time when the government attempts to cover up the existence of the 'Third Types', and eliminate the only ones with the evidence. And even more importantly, why are the Thirds created to be so similar to humans, even to the extent of being indistinguishable from them on every level, mentally and biologically? Written by Chris McFadden <admthorilson@unspacy.org>

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If humans don't want me... why'd they create me?


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The Region 1 DVD from Geneon was one of the few releases from the company to feature THX-certified audio and video. See more »

Goofs

The tagline on the Region 1 DVD is: "If humans don't want me... why'd they create me?" however, the the line spoken by Armitage is: "If humans don't want me... why did they create me?" See more »

Quotes

Armitage: You monster.
[Armitage pulls the knife out of her neck]
Armitage: Ah!
[the knife clatters to the ground]
Armitage: Yeah, that's right. I'm a monster. Just a another name for a Third in your book. What are you gonna do, destroy me? Why? What did we ever do to humans? If humans don't want me, why did they create me?
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Multi-Matrix
by Julian Mack
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Not the best but damn good...
11 June 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I am a relative newcomer to Anime having only seen about 9 or so feature length films and episodes from about 6 different TV shows. Someone recommended Armitage I'm glad I saw it. Although not as popular as Ghost in the Shell or Akira it is the best I've seen after those two. Like most anime Armitage is set in the near future. In this case probably about 2050, on Mars.

Armitage suffers from a few minor plots holes and some visual problems but not too much worse then any movie. Armitage herself sometimes has some inhuman facial expressions (like most anime, think Dragonball Z but not ass exagerated as Slayers) This movie has a great plot and although, yes, it is a similar plot to Blade Runner, by definition so does any cop and androids movie. Besides Blade Runner wasn?t even the first with that plot? just the first really popular one. No one says Under Siege ripped off Die Hard just ?cause they are both about the good guy being in the right place to beat on some terrorists. (Sorry I just hate when people think that anything with a simlar plot HAD to have ripped it off) Anyway...

The plot is a little more developed then some anime but again, not as good as Ghost in the Shell although that may come from being put together from a miniseries with some scenes removed. Someday I?ll have to see the original four episodes. Armitage has a great sound track that goes well with the animation and plot. Visually it is average, not as nice as Ghost, or Akira but better than Dragonball Z or Titan AE.


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