“Heroes never die…. They just reload.” And here I was hoping they retire and shut up eventually! OK, is there ANYONE out there who has not seen or heard of Rambo? It is possible, you know. For them and for the rest, let it be known: Rambo is back on the big screen this week, January 25th 2008, written & directed by Mr. Pudding Mogul, err you know who. View at your own peril. [ Trailer ] [ "Rambo directs Rambo" interview ]
For those not familiar with the anime series “Cashan, The Robot Hunter” which “Casshern” is based on, this movie may be a tiny bit confusing. Additionally, there is a lot of text to read with subtitles racing by (as there is only a Japanese audio track) and on top of that, the subtitles are not beneath but across the film which can be distracting and since they are burnt in, you can’t switch them off either. Also, cutting the movie by 24 minutes for Region 1 DVD release may have been a marketing decision, somehow I am not so sure it was the right one. Enough of these technicalities and on to the story then!
In director Kazuaki Kiriya’s debut effort we meet “Casshern”, a young man killed in war and risen from the dead by supernatural powers, reincarnated to fight against evil – but let’s rewind a bit.
Hop over to http://www.sinwell.eu/ and have a listen to the new album “True Sense” from Sinwell that hit the stores on January 15th 2008. If you have trouble getting hold of the album around where you live, drop them a line! OK, so I am biased (ever since the band was called King Size in the 90s) but nevertheless these guys do rock! Don’t just take my word for it. Listen! (» myspace).
Sinwell – True Sense (Promo CD) track list:
01. Nowhere Man (4:29)
02. Old Love (3:52)
03. True Sense (4:28)
04. Say What (3:52)
05. Change my World (5:12)
06. Shot in the Middle (3:38)
07. Time of Revival (3:56)
08. Sleepwalker (4:55)
09. Where Your Heart Belongs (4:06)
10. Pretender (4:21)
11. See The Light (4:54)
12. Dead End (4:44)
Yes they do, no matter what version you are watching, however if you choose to watch the 2007 one, you may fall asleep anyhow and it would be for the better if you did. Watching Philip Kaufman’s version of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” you won’t fall asleep, you cannot. I promise you that much.
For those unfamiliar with the “Body Snatcher” theme, the gist of the matter is that somewhere in outer space there are spores on a devastated planet orbiting a dying sun. The spores are driven by their impulse to survive to leave their doomed planet, drifting through space trying to conquer new planets.