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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 »

Director:

Takuya Satô (as Takuya Sato)

Writers:

Chiaki Konaka (screenplay), Akinori Endô (associate screenplay writer) (as Akinori Endo) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Berkley ... Armitage (voice)
Kiefer Sutherland ... Ross (voice)
Dan Woren ... D'Anclaude (voice)
Wanda Nowicki Wanda Nowicki ... Julian (voice)
Mike Reynolds ... Lt. Larry Randolph (voice)
Bryan Cranston ... Eddie (voice)
Stephen Apostolina ... Chris (voice)
Barry Stigler Barry Stigler ... Asakura (voice)
Doug Stone ... Coroner (voice)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Kelly (voice) (as Dorothy Fahn)
Steve Blum ... Kelly's Manager (voice)
Riva Spier Riva Spier ... Jessica Manning (voice)
Ellyn Stern ... Rosalind (voice)
Debra Rogers ... Model (voice) (as Debbie Rodgers)
Richard Cansino ... PA / Walla (voice)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Armitage III: Polymatrix See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original audio language is in fact, English, and was never in the Japanese language. 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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Connections

Edited from Armitage III (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Multi-Matrix
by Julian Mack
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Martian murders + cyber-organic femme fatale = good film!
14 June 2000 | by XaqSee all my reviews

Now THIS is what I call anime! Great artistry, good plot, and one heck of a cool battle sequence at the end.

I loved the way that the plot gradually developed from a simple murder into a plot for ....well, you'll have to see the movie to know. And trust me, IT'S WORTH IT!


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