20th Century Boys (2 Discs & 24 Page Book) 
THE FIRST INSTALMENT OF THE EPIC LIVE-ACTION TRILOGY 20th Century Boys seems to have been inspired in parts of the story by the works of Stephen King, containing allusions to It and The Stand. However, the story draws allusions mostly from rock and roll, with its title based on T. Rex s famous song, 20th Century Boy . In 1969, Kenji, an elementary school kid and his friends built a secret base during their summer holidays. They fantasized that they had to fight villains who were out to conquer the world and wrote them in the Book of Prophecies . Years later in 1997, Kenji becomes a convenience store manager and leads a regular life after giving up his dreams to become a rock star. His boring life is suddenly turned upside down when his old classmate dies mysteriously and an entire family in the neighbourhood disappears. At the same time, a religious cult and its mysterious leader, Friend emerges and a strange chain of events duplicating exactly the events described in the Book of Prophecies follow. Is this the beginning of the end of the world? Who is Friend ? SPECIAL FEATURES 24 Page Book Japan Premiere Documentary Paris Premiere Featurette Cast Interviews UK Trailer Japanese Trailers
Based on Naoki Urasawa's popular science-fiction Manga of the same name, 20TH CENTURY BOYS tells the story of Kenji, a convenience store manager, and the strange events that occur around him... strange events which seem to have roots in his own childhood. Decades previously Kenji, then an aspiring rock star, and his school friends would come together at their secret base, to fantasize about a world of evil villains--casting themselves as the vanquishing heroes. All their stories were recorded in their 'Book Of Prophecies', and life moved on. Fast forward to 1997, and following a mysterious death and disappearance in his neighbourhood, Kenji recognises events from the Book unfolding before his eyes. With the end of the world seemingly just over the horizon, who is this enigmatic 'Friend' character that seems to know so much about the chaos?