Appleseed: Ex Machina, the CGI anime followup to 2004’s Appleseed, comes out on March 11th as a single-disc DVD, two-disc Special Edition DVD, combo HD-DVD/DVD and Blu-Ray Disc. Read More for a synopsis, and check out the official web site. Ironically the original Appleseed is sitting on my TiVo waiting for some time.
In the year 2133, a war killed off half the population of Earth, plunging the world into chaos and despair. In OLYMPUS, a utopian city-state and the last true bastion of culture and civilization, the ESWAT police force holds the peace. The two star members of this Special Ops team are Deunan Knute and her cyborg partner Briareos. Their relationship is threatened when the government reveals a prototype combat clone, named Tereus, who is a clone of Briareos. However, a strange electronic virus begins turning citizens into violent zombies and the trio must team up to track down the terrorists behind this brutal attack before it tears the peaceful utopia apart.