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| "Re(1):REDLINE! (i love youuu... I love youuu." , posted Sat 9 Oct 06:42|
Hey California people,
Redline, the insanely great looking new film from Takeshi Koike (Trava Fist Planet, Aeon Flux, Ninja Scroll, every great animated film from Madhouse from the last 3 decades) and Katsuhito Ishii (The Taste of Tea, Shark Skin Man, Peach Hip Girl, Funky Forrest) opens today at the Viz Theater in San Francisco.
I did a little preview of it on my blog.
Check it out yo!
OOOOHHHHHHHHHHH! Now I have to cross my fingers that it opens somewhere in Portland! I know it will eventually-- I mean SOON. There are roughly 7 million arthouse movie theaters here, so odds favor it. But still.
It appears to contain much of what I like about anime these days, with very little of what I don't like.
Hey, thanks for mentioning this (and writing it up on your blog!).
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| "Re(1):REDLINE! (i love youuu... I love youuu." , posted Sun 10 Oct 09:43|
Just got back from the theater. Left with a beaming smile on my face and my heart racing all the way home.
Redline was a whole lot of honest, unrestrained awesome. I don't want to overhype it, it's not a perfect movie, might not be to everyone's tastes, but it's also not inaccessible. It really is just a ton of fun. Very beautiful, substantial fun. I'll post some more detailed impressions later.
I think it will probably make the indie theater circuit. Cities like Portland, DC and NY should eventually get it. If you live within an hour or two of any place playing Redline, I would say it's worth the trip. It's one of those rare movies that is truly meant to be seen in a theater, just as Ishmael wisely surmised.
@Hayato, I don't really know anything about Mardock Scramble. A quick google search tells me that it was planned as an OAV and then cancelled. A shame since Range Murata would have been the character designer. Got any more info on it?
@Gojira There's definitely all shades of The Running Man in Redline. Don't quote me on this, but I believe Koike (the director of Redline) was an animator on Running Man. Both films were produced by Madhouse so there's probably alot of overlap in talent.