This big screen adaptation of Yukito Koshiro’s cyberpunk manga series is the lovechild of producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez.
The latter moves from Sin City to Iron City – a post-apocalypse metropolis in the 26th century, where a robotics specialist (Christoph Waltz) recreates a living cyborg core in the image of his dead daughter. Alita (Rosa Salazar) has no memory of her past, but when danger arrives in the form of cyborg assassins and bounty hunters, her kick-ass nature resurfaces. Assembled from parts of RoboCop, Rollerball and Elysium, Alita: Battle Angel combines the CGI grandeur of a Cameron production and the grit of Rodriguez. The result is a highly successful translation of manga to movie, with its big eyes set firmly on a sequel/franchise.
Release Date: July 24, 2019
Format: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K
Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly
Interview with Robert Rodriguez and Rosa Salazar