Sky Crawlers (Blu-ray) (2008)
|From Mamoru Oshii, the world-acclaimed director of Ghost in the Shell comes an award-winning story of an exciting but endless war with heroes too young to understand the reality of their battles.|
A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds. With his only childhood memory consisting of intense flight training, the fearless teenage pilot Yuichi's dogfights coexist with his struggle to find his missing past. When his beautiful, young female commander Suito is reluctant to discuss the fate of the pilot that Yuichi is replacing -- or the strangely perfect condition of that pilot's former aircraft -- Yuichi's curiosity becomes heightened.
"...[the] quality is excellent, with some really photo-realistic moments, and aerial dogfights that look as real as if they really built those planes and shot them in mid air. Stefan S., A Nutshell Review
Editor's NoteFrom the director of the iconic sci-fi anime THE GHOST IN THE SHELL comes this stunning vision of a world in which eternally youthful fighter pilots lose their innocence after being foisted into a war they?re too young to even fully grasp. Innocence is lost in the most dizzying manner imaginable when one such fighter pilot, a teenage boy named Yuichi whose childhood memories consist only of visions of combat, begins to question the fate of the soldier he?s replacing.
|Rinko Kikuchi - Voice|
|Chiaki Kuriyama - Voice|
|Ryo Kase - Voice|
|Mamoru Oshii - Director|
Venice Film Festival (2008)
|Mamoru Oshii, Winner, Future Film Festival Digital Award|
|Mamoru Oshii, Nominee, Golden Lion Award|