Directed By: Kauzuaki Kiriya Starring: Kumiko Aso

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on 12/13/2012

The action in this movie wasn't constant, but when there was action then it was pretty cool. Great effects for the flick. Good use of all the green screen. But to totally appreciate the movie you can't look away from the screen too much because you will miss the real meaning of what is going on. Not your average American movie where there is a clear bad guy and good guy.

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After 50 years of bitter warfare in the late 21st century, a new crisis looms. A threat to the future and the overall existence of mankind. But, there is hope a savior will emerge...Casshern. Casshern is an action-packed, sci-fi thriller that blends Japanamation and manga-inspired live action to create a new hybrid form of filmmaking that is both visually stunning and thought provoking.


Studio Paramount
SKU 205466958
UPC 097361185149
UPC 14 00097361185149
Format DVD
Release Date 10/16/2007
Rating NR
Fantasy Worlds
Future/Futuristic Worlds
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Japanese music video director Kazuaki Kiriya tackles his first feature-length film with the fantasy war epic CASSHERN. Set in the late 21st century, the story takes place in Eurasia, a place resulting from 50 years of war between Europa and the Eastern Federation.
Kauzuaki Kiriya
Kumiko Aso
Cast & Crew
Akira Terao - Actor
Hideji Miyajima, et. al. - Producer
Kanako Higuchi - Actor
Kazuaki Kiriya - Director
Kazuaki Kiriya - Cinematographer
Kazuaki Kiriya, et. al. - Editor
Kazuaki Kiriya, et. al. - Screenplay
Kumiko Aso - Actor
Satoshi Tomie - Original Music By
Shiro Sagisu - Original Music By
Tatsuo Yoshida - Based On Characters Created By
Yuji Hayashida - Art Director
Yuji Hayashida - Production Designer
Yusuke Iseya - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
Catalog ID 11851
UPC 00097361185149
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 125 minutes
Color Color
Original Language Japanese
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks Japanese
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
ReviewSource DVD Times
Review "Shot entirely in front of green-screens with the gorgeous Mamoru Oshii-esque backgrounds added in post-production, this is as close as a live-action film will ever get to anime...Although flawed, Casshern is a great film. The visuals are astounding; especially considering the budget was only around $46 million. The budget might explain why there aren't any high-profile actors present, although fans of Takeshi Kitano might well recognise one of the actors from several of Kitano's films. The film is well worth picking up on DVD...At worst, it's 140 minutes of eye-candy; at best, it's a socially relevant anti-War sci-fi epic; but regardless of whether you're a fan of anime, a fan of Japanese cinema, a sci-fi fan, or merely an intrigued cinemagoer, there's something here for you."
Reviewer Michael Sunda
ReviewRating 9
DVD, English, Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), No Longer Produced
Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine ...evokes Dune's intergalactic soap opera as filtered through the computer game aesthetic of Avalon...
Richard Scheib, The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review ...a conscious attempt to blend digital backlot technology to craft a film that was like an anime rendered in live-action.

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