Area 88: The Blue Skies of Betrayal
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1985
Director: Eikoh Toriumi
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 719987-172722
Running time: 0:50 (50 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, [Color status unset], 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: August 25, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#417)
Status: Available
Purchase date: February 25, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Somewhere in the burning sands of the Middle East, the Kingdom of Asran is being torn apart by a bloody civil war. On the front lines of the battle lies a mercenary air force base- often, the last refuge for pilots from around the world- a hellish pit known as Area 88.

Shin Kazama had everything going for him- a beautiful and wealthy girlfriend and a promising career as a pilot with Yamato Airways. That is, until the night his "best friend," Kanzaki, duped him into signing up as a pilot for the Asran Mercenary Air Force. With Shin out of the way- perhaps permanently- nothing will stand between Kanzaki and Shin's girlfriend, Ryoko!

As Shin soon discovers, there are only 4 ways out of Area 88: Survive for three years, pay the 1.5 million dollar penalty, desertion, or...death. Once a commercial airline pilot, Shin will have to become a cold-blooded fighter pilot if he ever hopes to buy out his contract and return to Ryoko's arms. Now, Shin's expert piloting skills will be put to the ultimate test as he attempts to survive long enough in the fiery skies above Area 88 to return home.
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Production Studios:
 • Studio Pierrot
 • U.S. Manga Corps
 • Central Park Media
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Japanese  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
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 • Character Gallery
Eikoh Toriumi....Director
Kaneto Shiozawa....Kazama Shin
Shigeru Chiba....Escape Killer #1
Toshio Furukawa....Bucksy
Tessh˘ Genda....Borris
Michihiro Ikemizu....Bowman
Takuz˘ Kamiyama....Greg
Iemasa Kayumi....McCoy
Shűsei Nakamura...."Rocky" Mutsugi Goh
Taro Shigaki....Saki Vashutal
Sakiko Tamagawa....Ryoko Tsugumo
Mayumi Tanaka....Young Kanzaki Satoru
Mikio Terashima....Ryoko's father
Kei Tomiyama....Mick Simon
Yoshito Yasuhara....Kanzaki Satoru