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Barkworm
05-04-2004, 11:50 AM
Has anyone heard anything about this flick? The trailer looks like some wet dream of mine. :o
http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/still_casshern1.jpg
http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/still_casshern4.jpg
http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/still_casshern3.jpg
Watch the trailer (http://www.casshern.com/) and tell me what you think.

05-04-2004, 11:52 AM
I have definitely heard about it. The director of this film is the husband of the J-Pop idol, Utada Hikaru. I'm not sure what I think of it, but it may be worth seeing. I'll have to check out that trailer at the bottom.

EDIT: .........whoa.

Machias Banshee
05-04-2004, 11:56 AM
*blinks* Holy shmoley...

Dr. Doom
05-04-2004, 11:58 AM
Well it LOOKS freakin' AWSOME. I wish I could understand the plot a bit better. I definately hope this movie sees some sort of American release.

Barkworm
05-04-2004, 11:59 AM
God, I sooo have to see that movie.
EDIT: Here's the story:
An alternate world with an alternate history.

The entire planet was divided between two opposing alliances.
After fifty years of bitter warfare,
the Greater Eastern Federation triumphs over
the forces of Europa and gains dominion over the Eurasian continent.

However, this is an empty victory.
Years of chemical, biological and nuclear war have poisoned the land and
left an exhausted population at the mercy of every pestilence and newly-mutated disease.

It seems that there's little hope for humanity's future.
Debate rages over the chances of finding some way to stave off
the seemingly-inevitable decline of civilization.

One man comes forward with a possible solution.
Dr. Azuma is a geneticist who proposes a "neo-cell" treatment that
can rejuvenate the body and regenerate humankind.
He's driven in his studies by a desire to save his beloved wife, Midori,
from the ravages of pollution-related disease.

He appeals for funding to the government
but the politicians in the Health Ministry turn him down,
fearing that the new technology will threaten their entrenched powers.

However, a sinister faction in the powerful military makes
a secret offer to provide the support he needs to further his research.

When an incident occurs in the lab that sends
the Professor's "neo-cell" cloning experiment haywire,
a race of mutant human beings (Shinzo Ningen) is unleashed upon the world.

Instead of being the savior of mankind,
the Professor's miraculous technology looks set to threaten its very existence...

Dr. Doom
05-04-2004, 12:03 PM
Thanks, dude. Sounds awsome too.

05-04-2004, 12:06 PM
These kind of movies don't usually see an American release. Chances are you'll have to bootleg it off ebay when it comes out on DVD. Being a fan of Japanese film, I have an obligation to see this. I just can't pass up a story like that. Somehow I'll see it...I'll find a way!

Barkworm
05-04-2004, 12:09 PM
This seems to be quite high budgetted for a Japanese movie, doesn't it? Maybe it will indeed see the light of the Western world.

05-04-2004, 12:11 PM
Well, the director is American, so you never know. I'm hoping it does.

Wait, no he's not. I misread that somewhere long ago.

damnhooligan
05-04-2004, 12:12 PM
I could see that movie going over damn well in the American and European box offices. Question is, will any one be smart enough to pick it up?

This is as close as we're probably going to get. (http://www.akadot.com/article.php?a=159)

Machias Banshee
05-04-2004, 12:13 PM
http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/still_casshern1.jpg


Ohhhhh... if this was bigger, it'd make the BEST wallpaper.... :o :D

Dr. Doom
05-04-2004, 12:15 PM
A remake? -=Makes a face=- :ohwell: :tgrumble:

Storm Wolf
05-04-2004, 12:17 PM
http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/still_casshern1.jpg


Ohhhhh... if this was bigger, it'd make the BEST wallpaper.... :o :D

i hear that Machias!


o and the plot sounds awesome...to bad i can't see the trailer :( this computer really sucks big left toes.....*ahem* yeah, but i think it sounds kinda interesting!

05-04-2004, 12:17 PM
This movie is already based off a 1970s anime called Shinzou Ningen Casshern. It's basically the same storyline.

Barkworm
05-04-2004, 12:18 PM
I could see that movie going over damn well in the American and European box offices. Question is, will any one be smart enough to pick it up?
And when someone picks it, will they be smart enough to not screw it? When Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust came to Germany last year, they didn't have enough money to dub it and showed it in like two or three cinemas (I'm not kidding) in all of Germany!!!

Dr. Doom
05-04-2004, 12:27 PM
Just because I know yer interested in improving yer english, that should be "in all of Germany". No offense intended, just tryin' to help.

Barkworm
05-04-2004, 12:30 PM
I really appreciate that, thanks. :)

Dr. Doom
05-04-2004, 12:42 PM
No problem. Anytime.

That Matt Guy
05-04-2004, 04:32 PM
That does look pretty cool.

Wait... it's from Japan isn't it?

I take back what I said about it looking cool.

05-04-2004, 04:33 PM
Good excuse there, Matt. You truly are an asshole. :wink:

Ninjatron
05-04-2004, 05:50 PM
It looks like it will be picked up for release.

According to a Japanese language news report, an un-named "major American studio" is in negotiations for distribution rights to the new Japanese live action Casshern movie, along with American re-make rights. There is a possibility that Kiriya Kazuaki, director for the Japanese film, will direct a possible American remake that utilizes his internationally famous J-pop vocalist Hikaru Utada.


That comes from http://www.lelola.net/news.shtml

So not just the the remake, but the original too. I doubt itll get a big theatrical release, but it'll go to DVD, no problemo. Bank on it.

Also check out the trailor for the live action version of the originator of cartoon violence, Devilman!

Anyone seen RETURNER? That's a great film.

Sayonara.

TMNT571
05-04-2004, 05:58 PM
O man that looks like a sweet movie. I mean some really cool stuff.

Dinogrrl
05-04-2004, 07:26 PM
I don't want a ****** American remake, I want to see the original. It's cool to hear more about this movie, as I'm a Jpop fiend who has heard the title song for the movie (done by Utada, naturally). Those old 70's anime are becoming really popular for remakes these days.

I bet it'll come out on region 1 DVD and Netflix will pick it up. Booyaa for Netflix.

Ninjatron
05-04-2004, 09:29 PM
We need a live action Mazinger Z movie. Seriously. That was just be the ultimate. And it would complete the unholy trillogy of Go Nagi's most influential works being made into movies.

Sayonara.

05-04-2004, 11:21 PM
I just downloaded the soundtrack for this movie, and it is phenomenal. I really want to see this movie now.

CookSux
05-05-2004, 08:21 AM
Old news I guess. Either way, to me it screams international hit... only because I'm a huge Casshern fan from way back yonder. Buncha my fob friends had sparkles in their eyes as they saw their childhood hero grace the screen.

GK Punk
05-05-2004, 08:41 AM
We need a live action Mazinger Z movie. Seriously. That was just be the ultimate. And it would complete the unholy trillogy of Go Nagi's most influential works being made into movies.

Sayonara.

Hell f***ing yeah. I"d Love there to be a Live action Mazinger flick.

Barkworm
05-10-2004, 03:18 AM
Anyone knows how Casshern is doing at the boxoffice and how long the movie actually is?