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Perfect Blue
  • Categories:Gender, Movie
  • Directed by Toshiki Sato, Japanese, Live Action, aka Yume Nara Samete


Adapted from the same novel (by Yoshikaze Takeuchi), and treating some of the same themes as Satoshi Kon's anime "Perfect Blue", but definitely not the same story as the animated feature.

There isn't much to say about the plot that wouldn't be a spoiler. The TG element is strong, but the transformation scenes aren't very interesting (in terms of special effects).

The narrative is pretty straight-forward, but the slow pacing and cinematic style of desaturated colors and many scenes composed of single static camera shots -- possibly meant to evoke the self-absorbed and delusional mental state of the two main characters -- combine to make a watching for the TG pay-off (about 3/4 of the way through the film) a pretty tedious exercise. Still, I would recommend it to TG fans, and fans of contemporary Japanese cinema.

It is now available in the US as a region 1 DVD, with subtitles.


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originally posted by uri on 2004-04-02, no edits, entryid=2816