Blur the lines of reality this Halloween night and celebrate with a cult anime Perfect Blue. The Striking and provocative debut for the late Satoshi Kon is 20 years old this year and All The Anime is set to bring the movie back to the UK cinemas. It’s only for a limited time and to celebrate the upcoming release a new trailer has been created, check it out…
In Perfect Blue, Mima Kirigoe (Junko Iwao) has a bright future ahead of her when she leaves the chart-topping pop trio “CHAM!” to pursue an acting career. When a role in a violent crime drama courts controversy and a bizarre blog starts detailing every aspect of her life however, Mima begins to fall apart and her associates start turning up dead.
Stalked by madness amidst a whirlpool of fear and a dangerous dance of reality and delusion, Mima is left helpless and riddled with self-doubt in a world where innocence is lost and dreams become nightmares.
When we talk about film auteurs we usually talk about the likes of Kubrick, Hitchcock, Scorsese and in animation Miyazaki-san. Satoshi Kon is another name I would easily call an ‘auteur’ too. Tragically passed away following a battle with pancreatic cancer, aged 46, generations of fans robbed of future work. If there was any animator whose work could be regarded as animation for adults, Kon’s movies where.
Blurring the lines between reality and fantasy, unafraid to criticise Japanese society and pop culture especially. Perfect Blue attacks the Japanese fascination with ‘idols’ and a movie that certainly keeps you on your toes until the end.
If your a fan of anime or even movies, in general, 27th October is the date to put in your diaries to go and see Perfect Blue. To Pre-book tickets or find out your nearest cinema showing the movie head to here: http://perfectbluemovie.co.uk/
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