View Full Version : Behold Casshern!!! A new sci-fi action flick from Japan!
February 17th, 2004, 07:14 PM
I don't know about everyone else, but I've been looking for a movie from 2000 and on to really impressive with a great balance of incredible CGI and plot, besides maybe Battle Royale and Battle Royale II. There hasn't been a movie yet that has done that for me. Though, I have high hopes that Casshern just might be that movie.
I stumbled upon this gem of a trailer, while on another message board that fits more to Japan's Heroes and not it's kaiju. I’ll let you decide your own opinions on it, as mine are just too high to beat. You can view the trailer here, http://www.casshern.com/index.html. Though, I have the connections of being able to get it subtitled, and had the liberty of hearing some great action quotes.
I just have to say,
"If Casshern can't do it, who will?
February 21st, 2004, 06:57 PM
<font color='#000F22'>Wowie, wow, wow. That look amazing. Really amazing. The only live action I can really compare it too visually is Mamoru Oshii's Avalon. Apparently it was shot with the highest budget for any Japanese film: 47 million. I MUST see this film now.
February 21st, 2004, 11:07 PM
Have to argee with the above sentiments,truely an amazing trailer.....certainly better than others ive seen recently.Looks like a great film,sure would like to watch it.
Coincidently,I also want to watch Avalon aswell.
February 27th, 2004, 04:55 PM
Some info on CASSHERN:
February 27th, 2004, 07:13 PM
For more info see Henshin!Online's Eastern Front for 9/17/03. http://www.henshinonline.com/front_archive.html
March 1st, 2004, 12:36 AM
This film looks amazing, some cgi looks rather hookey and unfinished but overall beautiful. And it also proves you can make a film with 1/4 the budget of most Hollywood blockbusters and create something just good, if not better, fx wise. God bless the Japanese.
March 24th, 2004, 09:46 PM
<font color='#0000FF'>Click here for the Large Quicktime trailer (http://www.apple.co.jp/quicktime/trailers/casshern_large.html)
Looks like Sky captain, in the worl of tomorrow meets
Magnus the Robot fighter.
March 24th, 2004, 09:53 PM
<font color='#0000FF'>www.casshern.com (http://www.casshern.com/)
Official website... has alternitive links to the trailers if the quicktime one loads too slowly.
has Wallpapers and pictures as well.
Oh and I apologies if there's been discussion of this previously, although it sounded familiar, I search the forums breifly and found nothing.
March 24th, 2004, 10:59 PM
Yeah, hard to believe they only made it with a 6 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET! Puts Hollywood to shame and shows how much money is wasted.
March 29th, 2004, 12:07 PM
<font color='#0000FF'>really 6 mil? wow, Makes me think of what cancer research could have done with the 200 million on spider man.
not to mention worse movies...
November 28th, 2004, 07:52 PM
And here I thought it was a brand new film, did someone say it was made in 2000? Crap!:( Someday I am actually going to report something new, even if it kills me! Oh well, moving on.:) This film has some of the most unbelievable special effects and fight sequences of any asian sci-fi action film I have ever seen! There is a scene where he fights against an army of robots with tons of weoponry and in the 1,000s'! He obliterates them all in one the most fantastic battle scenes I have personally ever beheld in my life! The Matrix can kiss my ***!!!!!!!!
It is a Kazuaki Kiriya film, whoever that is?
February 10th, 2005, 09:47 AM
I just had the privilage, ney, THE honour to behold what was the most stylistic and enjoyable movie experience i've had in many a day.
I mean that sincerely.
I found myself vocalising, cheering and just being simply amazed by the stylistic choices and design.
Casshern is a beautiful tribute to a classic animé of old.
The director's use of music and colour will simply amaze you.
I won't give anything away.
But the movie opens with an entire sonata from Beethoven, as it sets the somber stage, then musically leads into some of the most inovative score I've heard, soundtrack selections from Shiina Ringo apear, and the staple agressive guitar thrash for action scenes.
The music really set the movie on fire for me, the stylistic visual qualities are too difficult to be described, and should simply be seen.
I'm reluctant to praise this film too much because I recognize that such praise will lead to high expectations that will undoubtebly precede disapointment, however ...
I loved this movie, for it's uniqueness, and it's progressivness, and mostly because it's good old fashioned f*cking badass cool.
as the prophet Ferris said on his fateful day off and trip to chicago: "if you have the means I highly suggest picking one up...Que Bellé"
February 10th, 2005, 10:06 AM
Man, I saw this a long time ago.
Doesn't change it from rocking hard.
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