Perfect Blue

1999 • 81 minutes
4.9
49 reviews
83%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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Pop star Mima quit singing to pursue acting, but her fans aren't ready to see her go. When she accepts a role on a TV show, her handlers begin turning up murdered. Mima's reality and fantasy meld into a frenzied paranoia as her stalker closes in. The debut film from director Satoshi Kon (Paprika) has been hailed as one of the most important animated films of all time. Here is the original, unrated, version. This film is intended for mature audiences only due to violent and sexual subject matter.
Rating
R
4.9
49 reviews
Jane Vivian
June 19, 2020
A masterfully directed, edited and very layered film. Probably the best psychological thriller I've ever seen. Has relevant themes such as online persona's, obsession, and mental illness. Will leave you perplexed and disturbed to the core. I highly recommend. Also please watch the subtitles version, the dub is bad.
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E Dog
February 2, 2021
I watched this for the first time back in 2000. Since then ive purchased on vhs, dvd, and blu-ray. This is Satoshi Kon's best movie! He was granted creative control over the whole movie. This results in a superb experience where you start to lose track of reality vs fiction. Plus, the ending isn't easy to guess. If you are a fan of psychological dramas or Hitchcock, this movie is for you. Word of advice, you CAN'T watch this dubbed must be subbed. Otherwise you lose ALL of the background
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Ozkar Lam (Ozkar)
May 14, 2019
This movie is a thrilled ride, keeps you on the edge of your seat! An amazing looked at the idea of identity. Beautiful art and cinematography. My only problem is that is not dub. I don't mind watching it sub but it makes it hard to introduce it to my friends. The dub exists, I don't understand why it wasn't released along side it. It's impossible to get it anywhere else, we waited so long for this to finally be available why not release the whole thing.
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