June 8, 2020

Ep 40: Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue – Collateral Cinema Two-Part Anime Film Special (SPOILERS)

Title: Perfect Blue (パーフェクトブルー, Pāfekuto Burū) [Wikipedia] [IMDb]

Director: Satoshi Kon

Producers: Hitomi Nakagaki, Yoshihisa IshiharaYutaka TōgōMasao Maruyama, Hiroaki Inoue

Writers: Sadayuki Murai (screenplay), Yoshikazu Takeuchi (original novel)

Stars: Junko IwaoRica MatsumotoShiho Niiyama, Masaaki Okura, Shinpachi Tsuji, Emiko Furukawa

Release date: February 28, 1998 (JP)

PROMOS: Too Many Captains (@ItsaFilmPodcast), Trial by Error Variety Show (@tbevarietyshow)

SHOWNOTES: Collateral Cinema kicks off our Season Three Two-Part Anime Film Special with psychological thriller Perfect Blue, from director Satoshi Kon and based on the novel by Yoshikazu Takeuchi. Join Beau, Robert, and Ash as we dissect this disturbingly surreal animated movie, and the deep themes and allegories explored within. If you enjoy our journey into the world of anime cinema, stay tuned for Part Two of the special: our upcoming episode on Akira!

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