Hayashibara, Megumi

SKU: 043396208667

UPC 043396208667
Release Date 2007-11-25
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 90
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis [E]ye-popping....[The film] offers continued evidence that Japanese animators are reaching for the moon...With PAPRIKA, Satoshi Kon (TOKYO GODFATHERS, MILLENNIUM ACTRESS) unleashes another eye-popping anime adventure. The visually striking thriller is set in the not-too-distant future, where doctors are developing a groundbreaking new psychotherapy treatment called PT. This coincides with the invention of a device called the DC Mini, which enables researchers to enter the dreams of a subject and explore matters of the unconscious mind. But one day, a DC Mini prototype goes missing, and the doctors are thrown into a world of confusion. They realize how dangerous a turn of events this could be, and to ensure that things don't spiral out of control, they embark on a mad quest to track down the missing prototype. The pretty but timid Dr. Atsuko Chiba teams up with the food-loving Dr. Tokita to find his assistant, Himuro, who has disappeared. Unfortunately, it is at this time that Atsuko's boss, Torataro Shima, tries to commit suicide. Dr. Tokita calls in an old friend, Detective Konakawa, to help the team find an answer to the rapidly devolving problem. As the characters use their dreamworld alter egos to enter the dreams of troubled patients, the line between reality and unreality begins to blur, until no one knows for sure what is real and what isn't. An adaptation of a story by the acclaimed Japanese writer Yasutaka Tsutsui, PAPRIKA tells a tough-to-decipher, but spellbinding, tale. Kon's thought-provoking film features an absurdly catchy J-pop score and an unforgettable visual landscape.[A] thoroughly entertaining piece of Japanese anime....The movie handles themes concerning cyber technology, dreaming and filmmaking with mischievous aplomb.[A] gorgeous riot of future-shock ideas and brightly animated imagery....A mind-twisting, eye-tickling wonder...Kon mixes visual beauty with disorienting perspectives for a cautionary tale... -- Grade: A-3.5 stars out of 5 -- Kong makes an art of Japanese animé....Fiercely provocative...Theatrical Release: May 25, 20073 stars out of 5 -- The dream sequences that spiral through the film have the transitory strangeness of ETERNAL SUNSHINE and create an engrossing plot able to straddle both reality and fantasy.Images tumble and flow from subconscious minds stuffed like junk shops with warrior dolls, scary clowns, predatory beasts, parade floats, pop artifacts and surreal movie scenes....The abundance is almost mad, and madly enjoyable.
Cast Megumi Hayashibara (Voice)
Satoshi Kon (Screenwriter)
Susumu Hirasawa (Music)
Seishi Minakami (Screenwriter)
Satoshi Kon (Director)
Toru Furuya (Voice)
Yasutaka Tsutsui (Source Writer)
Michiya Kato (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85 Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - Japanese, Cantonese, English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai Subtitles - English, French, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai - Optional Additional Release Material: Featurette: A Conversation about the Dream Behind the Scenes: Making Of Audio Commentary: Satoshi Kon - Director
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Animation
Attribute Animated,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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