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I've been a big fan of Mamoru Oshii's work for a long time. From the groundbreaking anime Ghost in the Shell to his live-action sci-fi drama Avalon, Oshii epitomizes "cool" from word go. Nothing, I say nothing, however, prepared me for the brilliance that is Kiru (aka Kill), his latest live-action project. Have you ever watched a movie and all you wanted to do is to skip to the big climax at the end? Screw plot, exposition, character developments and all of that junk. Oshii's Kill is an anthology project that is basically four Third Acts of movies that don't exist. So you get to watch four awesome action scenes without having to sit through the one hour of bla-bla-revenge-betrayal-bla that led to said awesome action scenes.
- Arya Ponto
We first caught wind of upcoming action anthology project Kiru ~ Kill back at the end of August, intrigued both by the concept - four directors shooting the climax sequences of non-existent action films - and by the involvement of both Ghost in the Shell director Mamoru Oshii and X Cross director Kenta Fukasaku. Though Oshii is best known for his work in animation he has done some very memorable live action work in the past - his feature length Avalon is brilliant - and while I’ve been harsh on Fukasaku in the past he finally came into his own - in gloriously trashy fashion - with the hugely entertaining X Cross. As an added little aside I take the involvement of both directors in this project as a sign that their collaborative film Elle Is Burning is coming along well, or else they’d not likely want to work together on this ...
- Todd Brown
2 items from 2008
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