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Casshern (2004)

Starring:
Yusuke Iseya, Kumiko Aso, Akira Terao, Kanako Higuchi, Fumiyo Kohinata
Director: Kazuaki Kiriya

Opening Date: TBA

 

This Japanese part-live action, part-anime flick has been picked up for distribution in the States by a subdivision of Spielberg’s DreamWorks. Judging from the publicity pics it looks like great eye candy at the very least, which comes as no surprise since its director used to make music videos . . .

Enslaved by an army of rebellious super-robots originally designed to help civilization avert a complete ecological cataclysm, mankind's only hope is Casshern, a legendary hero who wages a solitary war to defeat these Neoroids and restore the Earth to its rightful order. Ironically, Casshern's father is the same scientist who engineered the race of super androids now threatening to destroy all of mankind. On a crusade to clear the name of his father, Casshern must sacrifice his own humanity in order to attain the powers he needs to defeat mankind's powerful enemies.

But Casshern’s power does not come without a price. Haunted by the memories of his murdered mother and forced to deal with a super robot that has absorbed, and now manipulates, the consciousness of his father, Casshern must put aside his own emotions and fight to preserve the survival of the human race. An extraordinary tale of science fantasy and social relevance, Casshern is a story of man's best laid plans paving the way to potential destruction.

Some sources: Amazon.com

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Trivia

  • One of several films around the world that was produced almost entirely on a "digital backlot" (i.e. shot with the actors in front of blue/green-screens with all backgrounds added in post-production, a technique which has been used for TV, video and video game production for many years). Although which movie was shot first is debated, the other movies (released in 2004-05) include: Immortel (ad vitam) (2004), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004), and Sin City (2005).
     

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