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Perfect Blue (1997) (Pafekuto Buru)

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Junko Iwao Junko Iwao
Mima Kirigoe
Shinpachi Tsuji Shinpachi Tsuji
Yoku Shioya Yoku Shioya
Hideyuki Hori Hideyuki Hori
Emi Shinohara Emi Shinohara
Eri Ochiai

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Sadayuki Murai Sadayuki Murai


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10 years, 4 months ago at Apr 27 23:58
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The last time I watched this movie and the only thing I forgot about it are the names of the characters. Some people are going to say "Why are you giving it 10/10 then?" Its quite simple really, I'm terrible with names and remembering anybody's name is a nice bonus for me.

Six years and some of the scenery still makes me cringe. I mean, hell, what would you think if you were being t... read more

A very good movie

7 years, 7 months ago at Feb 1 11:50
1 vote
I have always been interested in Japanese animation but, to be honest, the amount of movies is just so massive, I never took the time to really invest myself in this. Anyway, I still had the pleasure to see some amazing ‘mangas’ (that’s how they call them in France but I’m not sure if the name is really accurate) and this flick was definitely one of them. Honestly, I don’t really remembe... read more

Reality of fantasy?

8 years, 6 months ago at Mar 5 5:32
1 vote
First of all, this movie will confuse you and it will make you think,
it might even screw with your mind because the plot isn't exactly
simple or easy. Those that say that got it all figured out ever since
the beginning are lying. This is a psychological thriller that knows
how to make use of suspense and how to mix reality and fantasy to the
point of confusing t... read more
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Mima Kirigoe, a member of a pop-idol group called "CHAM!", decides to quit singing to pursue a career as an actress. Some of her fans are displeased with this decision though, particularly a stalker named Me-Mania. As Mima progresses into her new career, those close to her are violently murdered one by one, and Mima begins to lose the ability to distinguish reality from fantasy.
Release date: 28 February 1998
UPC: 660200404925
Tags: Anime (20), Animation (18), Japan (16), Thriller (14), Mystery (11), 1990s (8), Japanese (8), Crime (7), Stalking (7), Rape (6), Surrealism (6), 1997 (6), Murder (6), Obsession (6), Horror (5), Satoshi Kon (3), Foreign (3), (3), Insanity (3), Adaptation (3)
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“Perfect blue es una de esas películas que al igual que otros trabajos de su director, Satoshi Kon, dan mucho de qué hablar. Temáticamente hablando posee un sin número de tópicos a los que le puedes dar distintas lecturas e interpretaciones que lo hacen un anime con pocos equivalentes en su medio o el cine, y aquellas obras con las que se le podría comparar o son del mismo creador o están fuertemente inspiradas en ella. Si hablamos de desde un punto de vista visual y productivo, es asombroso como es que con los escombros de presupuesto de un intento fallido de hacer un live action de la historia se lograse semejante nivel de calidad visual. Y si la viésemos desde un punto de vista histórico es la razón por la que Madhouse sería coronado como el rey de las casas productoras del an” read more

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"4.8 (uusintakatselu) Konin paras, ylivoimaisesti. Häiriintynyt sukellusmatka hulluuden partaalla olevan ex-poptähti Miman mieleen on toisellakin katselukerralla ahdistavaa seurattavaa. Samalla kuvataan myös sitä, miten sairaalloisesti fanikunta kohtelee idoliaan, jonka he näkevät enemmän avatarina kuin ihmisenä. Loppuun lisätty, päälleliimatun oloinen epilogi, joka avaa viimeisetkin solmut, ei pilaa kokonaisuutta, mutta on ratkaisu, jota Lynchin fanit eivät välttämättä arvosta."

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"November 30 "What? This isn't true! I didn't write this!" "Of course you didn't. The real Mima is writing this." I heard many great things about Perfect Blue and after seeing it, I have to say that it's quite possibly one of the best anime films I've seen. It's a mix of mystery, thriller and psychological horror and it's all blended exceptionally well. Throughout some of it, I was questioning if some of the stuff that happening was real or if it was all in the main character's head. The anim"

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Perfect Blue, Japanese psychological Thriller 1997

“Perfect Blue is not exactly a horror movie but the situation of the leading role is like a horror story, Perfect Blue is a psychological thriller about giving up a former life to start a new but it turns deadly than expected.

Mima is part of a famous pop group contain three members, one day Mima wants to quit the group and try acting despite her agent is against it due to Mimas role is a rape victim. After the scene is finished Mimas life suddenly starts to change, her fan website describe her feelings falsely, everyone involved with her movie dies one by one, a stalker is sending her explosive mails, suddenly she see he old self when she was a pop star, talking to her in threatening manners, all these murders are made by a crazy stalker or herself?

Is the movie mislead” read more

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" This is like a Japanese animated Dario Argento movie. Here is blood, nudity and some good memorable murder sequences. It is a better suspense film than most live ones I have seen in the genre and the story is pretty wicked. "

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