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Old 03-24-04, 01:17 AM
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CASSHERN?!? What is it? (Japanese answer to the Matrix?)

http://www.apple.co.jp/quicktime/tra...ern_large.html



The East shows its rich visual history and art again in cinema...but is the story worthwhile? Anyone aware of this film? I don't visit AICN much anymore, they talking about it there?
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That was amazing

I would love to see it.


Geezus! There are some kick ass artsy fartsy movies coming out over there. Did you see the GOD + DIVA trailer? It looks like Stargate on ACID.

I added this page to my Favorites. All you have to do it mouse over the link and at the bottom of IE it shows what it says in English.

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Woah.
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Re: CASSHERN?!? What is it? (Japanese answer to the Matrix?)

Originally posted by Jepthah
Anyone aware of this film?
A few people...

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=348280
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=352114
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=350143

The East shows its rich visual history and art again in cinema
I wasn't aware they had stopped doing that in the first place...
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and God+Diva isnt an asian film.
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yeah it is... isn't it? It's from a Japanese film company and is being released in Japan. The trailer looks like it has caucasian actors in it, but it was so short I couldn't tell much about it. Looks really cool though - http://www.god-diva.jp/#
Old 03-24-04, 08:15 AM
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Its originally titled IMMORTEL, its a french film based on some french comic, looks like Fifth Element and Stargate had a baby. http://immortel-lefilm.com/ for the official site.
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Well that explains the anglos...

this one for sure is an asian film... http://www.devilmanthemovie.jp/
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Originally posted by Trigger
this one for sure is an asian film... http://www.devilmanthemovie.jp/
As is this:

http://www.cutiehoney.com/

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as is this.......damn, ran out of movies.
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So it seems the craze in Japan are live action adaptations of their anime.

That's what Casshern is too, to a degree:

http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/49...html?fromint=1
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Originally posted by Jepthah
So it seems the craze in Japan are live action adaptations of their anime.

That's what Casshern is too, to a degree:

http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/49...html?fromint=1
I wouldn't say it is a "craze". They have been doing it for a long time. Craze implies "fad", atleast to me.

Of course you could just say that they are into making live action adaptations of their manga, since a fair number of anime titles began as manga. Films like the Tomie series and Uzumaki were manga originally too.
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Now if they could do a kick ass Kikaida movie...
I was a little disappointed with Hakaider: Mechanical Violator, it had so much potential with my all time favorite Kikaida nemesis.
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Originally posted by fnordboy
I wouldn't say it is a "craze". They have been doing it for a long time. Craze implies "fad", atleast to me.

Of course you could just say that they are into making live action adaptations of their manga, since a fair number of anime titles began as manga. Films like the Tomie series and Uzumaki were manga originally too.
I know it's been done in the past, but I think now with the advances in digital filmmaking the activity is just exploding. I mean, Casshern made for $6 freakin' million?!

What are we doing wrong over here?!!
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Originally posted by Jepthah
What are we doing wrong over here?!!
Our comic books aren't nearly as interesting or good (IMO) here, so that screws up our comic book movies. Though, Hellboy looks promising and there have been others in the past (Ghost World, Batman, etc.).
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I believe he meant in regards to the budgeting...Casshern made for 6 mil, in comparison to our flicks that look like that ringing in at like 150 mil.
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Originally posted by Tarantino
I believe he meant in regards to the budgeting...Casshern made for 6 mil, in comparison to our flicks that look like that ringing in at like 150 mil.
Yeah you are right, my bad.
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I'll judge it all when the movie hits, all the money shots could be in the trailer, and quick cuts isnt the best way to judge f/x.
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
I was thinking the same thing.
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Tell me I don't have to download RealPlayer to watch the God*Diva trailer...

Please, please, please....
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I knew that the visual style for this movie looked familiar, but I couldn't place my finger on it. Turns out it's directed by Kazuaki Kiriya, who did some of Hikaru Utada's videos (and is also her husband).
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I never heard of this movie immortel, looks cool
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First time I've heard of this but that trailer kicks some serious butt!
Bummer is that it starts Golden Week (late April) and I'm leaving Japan April 1st. Oh well, I'll wait for the expensive DVD to come out and enjoy it at home.
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Stuff looks kewl. It looks like their comic book movies are actually good.

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