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Perfect Blue (1997) (Pafekuto Buru) (1998)

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Starring (View all)
Wendee Lee Wendee Lee
Rumi
Michael McCarty Michael McCarty
Mima Fan
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
News Reporter
Matt K. Miller Matt K. Miller
Mima Fan
Lia Sargent Lia Sargent
Eri Ochiai
Carol Stanzione Carol Stanzione
Movie Crew / Nurse
Kirk Thornton Kirk Thornton
Yamashiro


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Lia Sargent Lia Sargent
english adaptation


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12 years, 6 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

9 years, 9 months ago at Feb 1 11:50
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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?

10 years, 8 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 (21), Animation (19), Japan (16), Thriller (14), Mystery (11), 1990s (8), Japanese (8), Crime (7), Stalking (7), Surrealism (6), Obsession (6), Rape (6), Murder (6), 1997 (5), Horror (5), (3), Insanity (3), Adaptation (3), Based On Novel (3), Satoshi Kon (3)
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" Date: 10/25/2020 Viewed: Blu-ray Re-Watch Note: Perfect Blue is probably my favorite animated movie of all time next to Ninja Scroll (1993) and Waking Life (2001) in my opinion. Everything about this movie is breath-taking from start to finish. I remember when the movie came out on VHS in 1999, but I never saw it at the time. It was not until I was 16 or 17 when I finally saw the movie and I end up loving it. After watching it again on blu-ray, this movie is still amazing. Perfect Blue is pr"


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“Satoshi Kon tenía una gran idea acerca de la sociedad y como esta decaía con el pasar del tiempo en lugar de progresar como debería.

He aquí su obra cúlmine, Perfect Blue, una historia que da un garrotazo fuerte a la sociedad japonesa, crítica que perfectamente serviría aún más para estos tiempos.

Primero debemos saber de que va la historia; trata de una idol que decide pasarse al mundo de la actuación porque según ella le permitirá triunfar más en su carrera como artista, pero en el camino se va topando con los distintos pesares que se encuentran comúnmente en el medio.

Vemos en la película como Mima debe darse cuenta lo mal que hace la fama cuando esta se masifica, el como los fans se llegan a obsesionar con ella al punto de seguirla en todo l” read more

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