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Armitage III: Poly Matrix (1997)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Armitage (voice)
Ross (voice)
D'Anclaude (voice)
Wanda Nowicki ...
Julian (voice)
Mike Reynolds ...
Randolph (voice)
Eddie (voice)
Chris (voice)
Barry Stigler ...
Asakura (voice)
Doug Stone ...
Coroner (voice)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...
Kelly (voice) (as Dorothy Fahn)
Manager (voice) (as Steven Blum)
Riva Spier ...
Jessica Manning (voice)
Rosalind (voice)
Debra Rogers ...
Model (voice) (as Debbie Rogers)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Bulen ...
Salesman (voice)


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 <>

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Armitage III: Polymatrix  »

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The four episodes where better then the full length feature.
17 February 2000 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Alright a full length feature of Armitage III, all the episodes on one tape and in wide screen. Well not quite. Wide screen is a good thing, and the voice actors for Ross and Armitage were alright, I've seen the actors do better though. Although this movie was watchable and still somewhat entertaining the original 4 episodes were much much better. The problem with the full-length feature was that it was cut down around 30 to 40 minutes shorter then what it would have been if all the episodes where put together. I don't even understand why this was done its not like the movie would have been unduly long, just around two hours. This creates problems and big plot holes. The characters get shallow due to cutting as well, In the movie version it doesn't get into the big reason why Ross hates robots, or why Armitage gets so mad when she's called a monster. If you get any chance to rent or buy Armitage III get the 4 episodes and not the movie.

My rating on the episodes 8.

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