In the world of make believe…
The price of fame…
May not be worth the cost of identity…
Pop singer Mima Kirigoe looks forward to a bright new career
when she quits her chart-topping trio to become an actress. When
she lands a role in a sexually-charged murder mystery, Mima’s
life begins to fall apart. Reality and hallucinations merge into a
terrifying world where innocence is lost and dreams become
Quickly descending into a dangerous state of paranoid
delusions, Mima watches as Internet sites appear describing every
intimate detail of her life. She is helpless and afraid as her
associates are threatened and killed by a mysterious stalker.
In the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock and Dario Argento,
director Satoshi Kon (Memories), special advisor Katsuhiro Otomo
(Akira) and Madhouse Studios (Ninja Scroll) bring Yoshikazu
Takeuchi’s thrilling suspense-novel to the screen in a
tour-de-force that brings animation to a bold new level.
• Region 1 encoding (US
and Canada only)
• Color, Animated, Dolby
• Theatrical trailer(s)
• Interview with director Satoshi Kon
• Voice-actor Interviews
• Musical photo gallery
• Behind-the-scenes performances
• Bonus audio track
• Manga 2000 previews
• Full-screen format
KNOWN DVD SECRET(S):
- DVD-ROM only: Its a little piece of software called the
Virtual radio program. Double click on the folder called
Perfectb. Then double click on Perfectb.exe this will install
the program. Features movie clips information on CHAM and some
samples of Perfect Blue merchandise. Also has interviews and a
lot of assorted video clips.
- SCREENSAVERS: In the DVD-ROM are 6 screensavers and
wallpaper (BMP format) and audio clips that you can use on
When I first saw this
movie, I was literally blown away. An anime movie with a
Hitchcock flair to it. I would never expect an anime with
this type of brilliant storyline. It was unexpected and I'm
glad I watched it.
The movie is about a
JPOP star named Mima Kiragoe of the pop idol trio known as CHAM.
She quits the group to pursue an acting career but murders
revolving people close to her start happening and Mima starts to
go through paranoia. What is real? What is not?
The DVD is beautiful
and vibrant. Too bad it's not anamorphic though. I'm
so happy to find a Japanese 5.1 track along with the English 5.1
track. So, you get the best of both worlds with this DVD.
As for special
features, you get a lot. It doesn't seem like it from the
menu but you get the seiyuu actresses singing the Japanese CHAM
song, you get interviews with the Japanese cast and English
cast. Also, if you own a DVD-Rom, you will be treated with
even more extras with screensavers, wallpaper and an actual
What really made me
enjoy this anime series is how interesting it was coming from a
fan perspective of Japanese idol music. Many women choose to
go the route and do what Mima did and although not the same
storyline, some make similar choices as she did. It's truly
This is a thrilling
anime unlike many of the anime I have seen in my lifetime.
It's a thriller and fans of Alfred Hitchcock will love this
movie. A definite must-see.
THE MOVIE: A-
THE DVD EXTRAS: A-
THE DVD OVERALL: A-
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