French animation website <a href="http://www.catsuka.com/news/2011-11-25/roujin-z-en-bluray-bande-annonce-hd-le-22-fevrier-chez-kaze">Catsuka</a> has a trailer for the 2012 release of Roujin-Z by publisher Kazé.
In the near future mankind has developed advanced technology and modern comforts but one problem remains: the aging population. It is hoped that technology will once again come to help with a machine called Z-001 that is able to monitor health and provide all necessary care for the elderly replacing doctors and nurses. Kiyuro Takazawa is the first patient to be “volunteered” much to his nurse Haruko’s concern but once the machine interfaces with him it is subject to his desire to go to the beach and the machine goes beserk escaping from the hospital and leading the police on a merry chase leaving it up to Haruko to save him.</em>
Originally released in 1991 the film was directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo (Blood: The Last Vampire, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) and written by Katsuhiro Otomo (director of Akira). The late Satoshi Kon also worked on this film as art director and set designer.
According to the website this is the first time that the film will be available in HD.
Following on from this news story Kaze later confirmed that they have plans for a UK blu-ray release.
Kaze UK has confirmed by twitter that it plans to release the 1991 feature-length OAV Roujin Z to Blu-ray in the UK. The film is an SF satire about an elderly man at the mercy of his robot bed, which suddenly escapes and causes havoc in Japan.
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