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Armitage III: Polymatrix (1996)

Armitage III: Poly Matrix (original title)
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 »


Takuya Satô (as Takuya Sato)


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




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)


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 original audio language is in fact, English, and was never in the Japanese language. See more »


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 »


Ross Sylibus: Armitage, don't let bitterness change you. Come back, please.
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Alternate Versions

Armitage III is shown in 2 versions: a 4-episode OAV version of Armitage III, and The Armitage III Polymatrix DVD. The DVD is only in English (with optional Japanese subtitles) The 4-episode OAV version is in Japanese with optional English subtitles and/or dubbing. Other aspects of the movie have also been changed. See more »


Edited from Armitage III (1995) See more »


by Julian Mack
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This anime starts rather good, but finishes kind of weak.
21 March 2010 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

I watched this a couple of times on the Science Fiction channel, before they became Syfy and now only seem to show the worst movies ever. This was during the day when they used to show lots of animes, granted I realize that anime movies just are not as popular as they were back in the late 90's early 2000's, but they are still better than giant snake monster vs deadly armadillo or some of their rip off movies like "The Day the Earth Stopped". This one had a bit of mystery to it at first and that what was so good about it. These two cops, I think one was a female cyborg or something were doing some investigating. I wish I could be more specific, but it has been a long times since I saw this one. It sort of has a Ghost in the Shell feel to it, but sadly the end of the movie is a strange shoot up action scene that kind of does not fit into the rest of the plot as well. Still, it was entertaining, one of those films that I would prefer to watch in its entirety without commercial interruption and in the original Japanese language rather than the English Dub, though I liked that Kiefer Sutherland did the voice of the dude (was not so wild about Berkely though). I remember this movie in bits and pieces, I sort of remember like a cyborg or robot killer, some strange fight scene involving this giant thing and a scientist. I just can't remember as much as I would have liked. Perhaps I can find this one on DVD and buy it and when I watch it again I can edit this review and be more helpful on the plot. However, I do know that I liked it enough to watch it twice and that the first hour or more of the film is grand while the last bit, while not bad just does not compete with the first part of the film.

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4 August 1997 (USA) See more »

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