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Aro Favourite Perfect Blue

 

Japan 1997, 90 minutes
Dir. Satoshi Kon
In Japanese with English subtitles
Rating: [R18]
Genres: Cult, Suspense/Crime / Animation, Anime

Topics: Showbiz, Computers & Tech.

 

Aroview: Coherent and mature product of Japanese 'anime' is an unsettling psycho-drama about a burnt-out teen pop idol, simultaneously plagued by an internet stalker and a strange identity crisis after taking a part in a controversial TV crime show.

Exposes a seamier side of Japanese media and pop culture while delivering a hyper-real woman-in-peril thriller that could have just as easily made a superior live-action film.

NZ International Film Festival 1998

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DVD Features

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • extra stuff
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 4:3 (original academy)
 

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