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The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu. 168+ min. Tezuka Prod. DVD UPC 6-98452-20693-6.
(Extreme Animation). 153 min. Phil Mulloy. DVD UPC 6-98452-20733-9. ea. vol: color & b/w. dist. by KimStim c/o Kino Intl., 800-562-3330; www.kino.com. 2009. $29.95. ANIMATION
This strikingly dissonant pair of animation works add to Kino International's prestigious KimStim Collection, which is dedicated to releasing underappreciated and overlooked titles of world cinema. The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu gathers 13 short films by the Japanese graphic artist and animator known as "the Walt Disney of Japan" and "the father of manga." Though best known in the United States for …