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Ken Ayugai
Dennis Gunn
Hideaki Itô
Kazuhiro Mashiko
Munehisa Sakurada
Masumi Sanada
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Yuta Yamazaki
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Yuji and his friends are members of the extensive Japanese sub-culture of "otaku" or science-fiction fanatics. Yuji's particular obsession is collecting plastic figures, still inside their blister packages. His goal is to find a mythical figure named "Hellbanker" which is not to be found in any store in Japan. Mixed in with this storyline is a seemingly unrelated subplot set 200 years in the future, after a global environmental disaster, in which two men are fighting over the contents of a mysterious box that can supposedly save the world. How can the two possibly be connected? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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1 July 2000 (Japan)  »

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Cool and quirky flick that more people should see.
2 July 2004 | by (probably the basement, watching movies.) – See all my reviews

Blister! is a well-made Japanese drama/comedy that focuses on the nature of geek culture and obsession; what it means to be an outsider. That might sound pretentious, but it's not. The film moves along at a good pace, and the acting and script leap the subtitle barrier effortlessly. The jabs at Star-Trek fans and McFarlane comics characters are definitely well-placed, but this is clearly a movie made by fans, for fans - of all kinds.

The opening consists of a bad b-movie Mexican Standoff in an apocalyptic future. It'll make sense later on, I promise. Not perfect, but absolutely worth your time, and probably something you haven't seen.


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