Paprika and Tekkonkinkreet UK DVD release details
Date: 2007 September 12th Wednesday [17:05] | Posted By: Joe
UK Anime fans will be pleased to hear that Satoshi Kon's latest masterpiece Paprika will be released on DVD on 24th September 2007, Tekkonkinkreet also hits the shelves too and we look forward to catching it.
To be honest, we can't recommend Paprika highly enough, it's the best English language anime release of 2007. This is one you must simply add to your collection, especially if you like Kon's other works (Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers and Paranoia Agent), then you'll really get a kick out of Paprika, Kon's on top form here (as always), and uses animation in his usual mind bending ways.
Press release as follows:
Based on the original futuristic story, Paprika was written by the great master of Japanese literature, YASUTAKA TSUTSUI, in 1993 and is the psychedelic story of a female detective who investigates criminal cases by entering the dreams of her subjects. With music composed by SUSUMU HIRASAWA, who also wrote the soundtrack for KONís award-winning film, Millennium Actress, and equally lauded television series, Paranoia Agent.
In the near future, a revolutionary new psychotherapy treatment called PT has been invented. Through a device called the "DC Mini" it is able to act as a "dream detective" to enter into people's dreams and explore their unconscious thoughts. Before the government can pass a bill authorizing the use of such advanced psychiatric technology, one of the prototypes is stolen. In the wrong hands, the potential misuse of the device could be devastating, allowing the user to completely annihilate a dreamer's personality while they are asleep. Renowned scientist, Dr. Atsuko Chiba, enters the dream world under her exotic alter-ego, Paprika, in an attempt to discover who is behind the plot to undermine the new invention.
Based on the comic book by TAIYOU MATSUMOTO (Ping Pong), the title is a play on the Japanese words for "concrete", "steel", and "muscle". Directed by MICHAEL ARIAS, dynamic Tekkonkinkreet combines the imaginative fantasy and action elements of the best in Japanese animation with a dark and modern children's story.
Black and White are two orphans who roam the streets of Treasure Town, beating down any thug or yakuza who gets in their way. When mysterious foreign entrepreneurs appear with the intention of tearing down Treasure Town and replacing it with an amusement park, Black and White face their greatest adversaries yet. It is up to the destructive Black to save the fate of the city and up to the gentle White to save Black from his own dark nature.