Saturday, December 22, 2007

Casshern

Casshern
View high resolution trailer here.

I've been infatuated with the 2004 Japanese live action film Casshern since seeing the trailer above a couple of years ago and rumors of a US release. After waiting for two years with nothing more than the promise of "coming soon", I had almost forgotten about it - until I saw it on the shelf at the video store recently! It's a shame that it never had its theatrical release over here, becuase it deserves to be viewed larger than life.

Casshern
Based on the 1973 animated television series Shinzō Ningen Casshern, director Kazuaki Kiriya's modern adaptation is one of the most visually stunning films ever made.

Casshern
Relying as much on visual metaphors as dialogue, the story is more sophisticated than you'd think for such an action-packed movie and touches directly on current political and social themes, as well as timeless ones related to the human condition, both broad and intimate.

You can watch clips here, but I'd strongly suggest buying the DVD and watching it on the biggest screen you can find.

1 comment:

Kosta said...

this film is siiiiiiick. the visuals are mindbending as is the action. that robot army fight scene????? definitely worth tracking. nice one mike!