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Paprika [Blu-ray] [2006]

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  • Release Date: 11/27/2007
  • Rating: R
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    Paprika [Blu-ray] [2006]
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 14)

    Special Features


    • Filmmaker commentary
    • Tsutsui and Kon's Paprika - Making of documentary
    • A converstation about the "Dream"
    • The dream CG world
    • The art of fantasy
    • Storyboard comparisons

    Synopsis


    Paprika
    Groundbreaking animator Satoshi Kon (whose credits include Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, and Perfect Blue) directed this visually spectacular adaptation of a science fiction novel by Yatsutaka Tsutsui. Atsuko is a psychiatrist who uses advanced technology to study the human mind. Atsuko has developed a machine that will allow her to enter the dreams of her patients and study their psyches from the inside. Atsuko also does double duty as Paprika, a high-tech detective who uses this new innovation to find out the truth about what the people she's trailing really think. However, Atsuko falls victim to a thief who steals the one-of-a-kind machine, and Paprika sets out to find it as a wave of psychological instability tears through the city. Paprika received its world premiere at the 2006 Venice Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Megumi Hayashibara
      Megumi Hayashibara - Atsuko Chiba
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      Toru Emori - Seijiro Inui
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      Hideyuki Tanaka - HIM



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Beautiful and surreal- classic Satoshi Kon

      Posted
      Ashyukun

      Anyone who recognizes the name 'Satoshi Kon' probably has a pretty good idea of what they're in for when it comes to watching one of his movies- or rather, that they should probably not go in expecting -anything- other than to be in for a great ride, usually with a good bit of surreality thrown in (Tokyo Godfathers being the somewhat more 'down to earth' exception to this). Paprika tells the story of a group of doctors/scientists who have developed a device to allow them to enter other people's dreams with the hopes of using them to cure psychological problems. Unfortunately, someone has stolen some of the prototypes and is using them to wreak havoc and actually break people's minds, so they (largely through the skillful dream navigation of their leader's alter-ego, Paprika) set out to recover the stolen devices and repair the damage that has been done. Satoshi Kon has a habit of playing with our perceptions of reality and twisting them around in his works, and Paprika is no exception- the dream sequences allow him ample flexibility to flex his creative muscles and conjure up some incredible visuals. Relating to his earlier works, Paprika is probably closest in nature to Paranoia Agent, though obviously with a rather nice movie budget backing it up. The voice work (at least in the original Japanese track, I haven't watched the dub), especially that of the pulled-from-semi-retirement Hayashibara Megumi (female Ranma, Lina Inverse, Faye Valentine) is top notch as well. Satoshi Kon and the original story's (the movie is based on a novel) author even have cameos. If surreal fantasy isn't your thing, this movie almost certainly for you. But fans of Satoshi Kon's previous works will be in absolute heaven, and those willing to watch it with an open mind will likely be absolutely delighted with this romp through the world of dreams.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Satoshi Kon does not fail to impress.

      Posted
      hakuza

      First of all, I'm a huge fan of Satoshi Kon so I had extremely high expectations for this movie, and I was most certainly not disappointed. I was fortunate enough to see it at Anime Weekend Atlanta, a very large anime convention held here in Georgia. The opening scene gives you the same breathtaking experience as Paranoia Agent's in that way that it makes you feel as if you're having a religious experience, haha! Susumu Hirasawa did the opening music and his voice together with Satoshi's art/directing goes together like Peanut butter and Jelly. I won't go into detail about the plot, of course, but like all his films, the story flows at perfect pace. The film is also constantly transitioning between dream and reality... it's just fascinating. If you love Satoshi Kon's other movies like Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, and Perfect Blue, his recent work Paprika will not disappoint you. Please purchase this movie. Please don't just download it and view it on your crummy Winamp player or whatever it is you use. Anyway, I hope everyone else enjoys this film. Thank you for reading.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      good find

      Posted
      bababechnew

      to understand what just transpired here. having said that, now i must tell you that if you manage to keep a clear head through out the entire flick you are bewilderd and amazed at the truly unbeleiveable story you just took part in. dont besuprized if your are a little lost the first time you watch ESPCEALY if you knod off for one single little tiny insignigcant second If this is your expirence just watch agen you will understand it trust me I just bought 4 copys for my freinds.THEY ARE LOST, but i will help them find there way. just the same as i am helping you in some small way now enjoy if you dare. this twisted pice of art is worth it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Another great film by Satoshi Kon

      Posted
      Jammerkid

      This is a great movie for those who are looking for something different from what you usually see. I can't decribe how crazy and imaginative this movie is, you'll have to pause the movie just to see why there are frogs in a parade. If you are a fan of anime, then you must see this movie, If not at least give this film a try.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      imagination at it's best

      Posted
      will777

      If you love Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, and Perfect Blue, you most definite are going to love Paprika. The art work and music are just so well put together. If it was just at least 15 or more minutes longer, from scale 1-10 it would be a ten. I give it a 9. Other wise, this is a must have!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A wonderful anime for an adult audience.

      Posted
      JRico

      The thing that i liked most about Paprika is the way out there idea of presenting a story. It's a story about dreams and that's about all im going to give away. It's an anime that can show viewers what anime is all about ( that is if your new to it.) In my opinion if you like Akira then you'll like this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      excellent

      Posted
      Gabs
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      Paprika is one of those movies you sit down and watch when youre feeling like experiencing a new perspective. It represents dreams very well. Better than most other movies I've seen. Highly recommend

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A good movie

      Posted
      Benjamin
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      Imagine an anime Inception with more humor. It's a good movie, definitely worth watching, but, like dreams, don't think TOO deep about it!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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