Didn't feel like going out tonight, so I went to the Shinagawa IMAX theatre to watch Innocence, the new film from Mamoru Oshii.

It's... Well, it has the most beautiful, painstakingly detailed matte paintings, very complex 3D imagery, a deep, yet completely incomprehensible script (Japanese only, no subtitles :), one of the more disturbing dream sequences I've ever seen, classical Japanese animation, a mind-blowing musical score, naked female sex robots with guns and kung-fu skills, a magical atmosphere to boot, and the heartbreakingly cute dog.

It's beautiful. I pity the fool who downloads and watches this on a laptop. See it in a theatre.

Update: Check out the trailer.


There are "naked female sex robots with guns and kung-fu skills" and you link to a picture of the dog?

Well, it is a cute dog.

--Henri, 26-May-2004


I like dogs more than robots. I'm kinda funny that way.

--JanneJalkanen, 26-May-2004

What's the finnish title for the movie? I wonder when (if ever) it'll be on the finnish theaters..

--Gol, 29-May-2004

I have no idea. I'm hoping that it would be on the Love and Anarchy festival next September.

--JanneJalkanen, 29-May-2004

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