Blu-ray Paprika [Blu-ray] [2007] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (Blu-ray 1139911),
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Paprika [Blu-ray] [2007] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

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  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • With PAPRIKA, Satoshi Kon (TOKYO GODFATHERS, MILLENNIUM ACTRESS) unleashes another eye-popping anime adventure. The visually striking thriller is set in the not-too-distant future, where doctors are developing a groundbreaking new psychotherapy treatment called PT. This coincides with the invention of a device called the "DC Mini," which enables researchers to enter the dreams of a subject and explore matters of the unconscious mind. But one day, a "DC Mini" prototype goes missing, and the doctors are thrown into a world of confusion. They realize how dangerous a turn of events this could be, and to ensure that things don't spiral out of control, they embark on a mad quest to track down the missing prototype. The pretty but timid Dr. Atsuko Chiba teams up with the food-loving Dr. Tokita to find his assistant, Himuro, who has disappeared. Unfortunately, it is at this time that Atsuko's boss, Torataro Shima, tries to commit suicide. Dr. Tokita calls in an old friend, Detective Konakawa, to help the team find an answer to the rapidly devolving problem. As the characters use their dreamworld alter egos to enter the dreams of troubled patients, the line between reality and unreality begins to blur, until no one knows for sure what is real and what isn't. An adaptation of a story by the acclaimed Japanese writer Yasutaka Tsutsui, PAPRIKA tells a tough-to-decipher, but spellbinding, tale. Kon's thought-provoking film features an absurdly catchy J-pop score and an unforgettable visual landscape.
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    • Rating - Rated R for Violence.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 20866

  • Critic Reviews
    "[E]ye-popping....[The film] offers continued evidence that Japanese animators are reaching for the moon..."
    New York Times

    "[A] thoroughly entertaining piece of Japanese anime....The movie handles themes concerning cyber technology, dreaming and filmmaking with mischievous aplomb."
    Box Office

    "[A] gorgeous riot of future-shock ideas and brightly animated imagery....A mind-twisting, eye-tickling wonder..."
    New York Times

    "Kon mixes visual beauty with disorienting perspectives for a cautionary tale..." -- Grade: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Kong makes an art of Japanese anim....Fiercely provocative..."
    Rolling Stone

    3 stars out of 5 -- "The dream sequences that spiral through the film have the transitory strangeness of ETERNAL SUNSHINE and create an engrossing plot able to straddle both reality and fantasy."
    Ultimate DVD

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