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Perfect Blue (Widescreen) [Import]


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  • Actors: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura, Yôsuke Akimoto
  • Directors: Satoshi Kon
  • Writers: Lia Sargent, Sadayuki Murai, Yoshikazu Takeuchi
  • Producers: Haruyo Kanesaku, Hiroaki Inoue, Ken Washiya, Koshiro Kanda
  • Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Manga Video
  • Release Date: July 18 2005
  • Run Time: 81 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00000JL42


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Format: DVD
This was one of the first manga/anime movies I ever saw and was dissapointed. So if you never have seen a manga/anime movie don't start with this one.
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Perfect Blue is a movie that will keep you guessing the whole time, always wondering what the significance of events will turn out to be in the end, what sort of people the characters are (good or bad?) and what the fate of the main character will be.
Perfect Blue has elements of murder mystery, psychological thriller, drama, action, and perhaps even horror. Be warned: there are some fairly graphic scenes of violence, and a challenging-to-watch but nonexplicit rape scene which is part of a movie set script and which we see filmed for a movie, as the main character is trying hard to become a successful actress, taking on roles she is uncomfortable with to establish a successful career. This is only appropriate for adult audiences, and I watched this first without realizing this fact, so some of what I saw surface in the film surprised me a little bit.
If you like suspenseful and complicated plots and mind games, surprises, action, and horrific suspense, then you just might enjoy this. If this description interests you, then definitely go for it.

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Perfect Blue is one of my all time favorite anime's by Manga. This movie is twisted with a damn good plot, it has some of the best animation and character design's you will find in an anime. It took me about two or three times watching this movie to fully understand what was going on but in time i finaly did, this movie is the s**t. I've loved it ever sence the first time i watched it and hopefully you will come to love it to (it is a masterpeace). I recomend it to fans of Manga Entertainment and to anime lovers, get into anime's for they will change your life.
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Format: DVD
Hope you don't have a virgin mind because it's gonna get raped. This is one of the most brilliantly put together movies ever. Perfect Blue is quite a mind trip and will have you guessing the whole way through. And what's better, since you're getting the DVD, you get to see the Director's Cut which features footage never shown in theatres. But every DVD has it's ups and downs.
Good
You get a nice set of extras here including interviews with the dub cast, a "making of" documentary, and recording sessions.
Bad
The animation in this movie is pretty choppy and dry. It'll make you want to put lotion on it. Plus in the tradition of Manga Entertainment, you get a load of trailers for a lot of animes you probably don't care about, and a non-animorphic transfer. Is it so much to ask for an animorphic transfer, huh Manga?! Also it would have been nice if they included the original 2 channel mix for the Japanese version.(this really isn't a problem though)
I would have also like to see the original Japanese credits instead of these horrible looking iMovie looking credits some of these American companies love to throw in instead.
Reguardless of all of this, it's still worth getting just for the movie.
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By F. P. Chase on March 4 2004
Format: DVD
Imagine if Walt Disney were alive today, he then worked with master directors Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick on an adult animated film. The result of this partnership would be Perfect Blue. This is the most interestingly thought provocative and graphic animes that I have ever seen and I have seen my share of graphic animes. But the story which centers around an aspiring singer turned aspiring actress Mima as she leaves her cutsy teen pop group for a hopeful chance at real stardom as an actress. For me this film was unsettlingly ingrossing from the opening to the ending. The characters are so thurougly thought out and the script is good in either langauge. You can easily take a side on the characters considering there are some sterotypical characters, mainly her managers, one who doesn't like the actress idea and one who is happy about it, but it's better if you just sit back, brain turned on and enjoy the drama, the horror, and the thrill of this suberb creation from Director Satoshi Kon and Screenwriter Sadayuki Murai, based on the original story by Yoshikazu Takeuchi.
Warning: Mature audiences only. Anyone younger won't understand the masterpiece of this work.
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By Lizzy on March 1 2004
Format: VHS Tape
NOTE: This is a review on the Director's Cut / NR version that I own.
I saw this first by myself because my brother handed it to me. I watched it, and ended up being creeped out for several hours, always glancing at myself in the mirror and expecting it to wink and hop away. Okay, maybe not that extreme, but it sounded good! @_o
To sum up the story, Mima is a young adult, barely on her own, who decides to leave her bubblegum-pop trio to become an actress, but soon finds it's harder than she ever could have thought. Beginning as a one-liner, she soon finds herself the main attraction of the show due to the perverted whims of the middle aged directors. After a series of humiliating things she's forced to do, her sanity slips and she spirals into self doubt and hallucinations. (I won't go any further because it'll ruin the story.)
Cons: In the NR version, an extensive rape scene took a good 2 or 3 minutes, and it really didn't have that much meaning. Slightly hard to decipher storyline, but I don't necessarily think that is a bad thing. Lots of violence but it kind of works in, and maybe the tuned down version isn't so bloody. Ending wasn't too fantastic.
Pros: Psychological thriller that's a lot of fun to watch; very scary. Beautiful animation. Fairly good voice acting. Fairly good dubbing. 100% unique storyline. Funny pop music. Twisty and turny plotline that keeps you guessing.
Analysis: Worth buying, but don't let your little cousin or relation borrow it as it will probably scare them...or amuse them. =P
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