Patlabor 1 is set in an alternate 1999 in Tokyo where advanced robotic vehicles called Labors are heavily relied on to reshape the city, a maverick team of the Metropolitan Police force tries to uncover and thwart a devilish computer crime aimed at the heart of the Labor industry with the purpose of destroying the entire city like a new Babylon!
In Patlabor 2, Police commanders Ki'ichi Gotoh and Shinobu Nagumo are drawn into the hunt for Tsuge, a rogue officer of the Japan Self-Defense Forces connected with an escalating wave of terrorist attacks. But the investigation into the plot is guarded by secrets both personal and political, as the awakening fear of terror in Tokyo is slowly answered by the dream-like fade of democracy into martial law.
Patlabor 1 & 2: Collectors Edition contain:
An exclusive 2nd DVD with a extensive making of each movie.
A fully translated storyboard from director Mamoru Oshhi (each is 300 pages long)
A movie archives booklet containing the movie history, exclusive interviews, analysis of production steps, key shots explanations and more (145 pages).