Director: Toya Sato
Language: Japanese (subtitled in English)
Toya Sato’s live-action version of the 40-year-old “Gatchaman” anime features plenty of CGI action, as the five suited heros fight to save the earth from an evil organization called Galactor. This is an attempt to compete with Hollywood on its own superpowered playing field, but it is tediously formulaic, though hardcore fans of the series may want to watch it to compare it to the original. Panorama has recently released a new Hong-Kong version Blu-ray.