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Plot synopsis derived from the dvd back cover/slip sleeve:
An alternate world with an alternate history.
The world is divided between two opposing alliances. After fifty years of bitter warfare, the Greater Eastern Federation triumphs over the Europan forces and gains control over the Eurasian continent. However, this is a hollow victory. Years of chemical, biological and nuclear war have ravaged the land; draining its resources and left an exhausted population at the mercy of every pestilence and newly-mutated disease. With the war ravaged world, hope dwindles for humanity's future. Remaining leaders debate 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 a pollution-caused rare disease. He appeals for funding to the government but the selfish politicians in the Health division rejects his proposals, fearing that the new technology may threaten their entrenched powers.
However, a sinister faction in the powerful military makes an offer to Dr. Azuma to provide the financial support he needs to further his research.Read more ›
The long story that builds from these complex and contradictory motivations leads through disasters and destruction involving all Asia and Europe. Historical depth is developed in prolonged steampunk images and anachronisms (Imperial Army officers use samurai swords; aircraft are sculpted to carry the Leader's face on the forward fuselage; robots make war against dirty and tired foot soldiers). Dr. Azuma is culturing human body parts - legs, arms - in old fashioned vats, but by an unexplained error, these body pieces come together and coalesce into a new, synthetic species, the Neoroids, who escape amidst carnage and machine gun fire. Dr. Azuma's son is killed at the front and returned for a hero's burial, but Dr.Read more ›
The film is a visual feast for the eyes. A mix of live action, animation, and CGI. The industrialized, mechanized, and grimy city conjures up images of the silent film classic `Metropolis' with its monolithic and imposing architecture and great air ships soaring in the skies. The mix of film styles was very nearly seamless creating a mythological landscape yet painfully rooted in the not-too distant future. With the health of its citizens in rapid decline, the Eastern Federation tries to come up with a means to save its people. Their hope comes from Dr. Asuma, a scientist who develops what he calls "neo-cells" which can revitalize the mind and body, curing disease, and healing wounds. The neo-cells can even regenerate body parts. But a sinister faction of the government sees other uses for Dr. Azuma's discovery. An accident or perhaps just an unexpected result of the experiment results in a creation of mutant humans whose bodies piece themselves together from organ farms in the factory.Read more ›
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Purchased this for my sister. The visuals were interesting to say the least!Published 3 months ago by Krystal H.
In a time ware Americans don't know good story's if it bit them on the backside, and most entertainment leave out morals Casshern helps to fill the void. Read morePublished 7 months ago by The happy person
Casshern is a weird movie I'll begin by saying that. Those who know Japanese media know this was many things before being a movie, it was a live action power rangers type show and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Aaron
Live action movie based loosely on the Casshan and Casshern: Sins animes. It does the universe justice and its on my favorite movies list.Published 8 months ago by Nick
This movie looks like left over footage from several movies combined. It had very low quality animated scenes and looked awful even considering it's age. Read morePublished 9 months ago by LiLi the relentless shopper
I like weird movies and this one is strange, the kind of strange that is hard to follow. It is a bit bizarre and some of the action is fun to watch. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bwhami
I won't claim that it's a great movie; but it gives you plenty of cool things to look at, and it gives you some great music to listen to while you are watching it. Read morePublished 13 months ago by The Universal Void
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Phew, I was startled by that 80 minute thing..
Oddly, the official site still says it's coming to theatres. http://www.gofishpictures.com/
...and copyright 2005
Personally, I imported the (deluxe) R2 version around the time it was released, so I've enjoyed this film for quite awhile now :)
Oct 23, 2007 by Bryan Trook | See all 5 posts
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