Saturday Matinee: Casshern


“Casshern” (2004) is a live-action adaptation of the anime of the same name written and directed by Kazuaki Kiriya. The story takes place during a period after a 50 year war in which a resistance movement regularly clashes with the military. When scientist Azuma’s soldier son Tetsuya is killed in battle, Azuma uses his research to bring him back to life. After learning the truth about supposed terrorists he was once ordered to kill, Tetsuya fights against the military with the aid of a prototype cyborg suit. The film is notable for strikingly anime-like special effects and action set pieces, atmospheric score, and poignant conclusion with a clearly pacifist message.

Watch the full movie with English subtitles here.

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2 Responses to Saturday Matinee: Casshern

  1. Heather Awen says:

    Reblogged this on heather awen archives and commented:

    New Series, Free Cool Movies (because you’re broke doesn’t mean you don’t deserve quality entertainment)

  2. Heather Awen says:

    Fricking cool style

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