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The Red Spectacles (1987)

Jigoku no banken: akai megane (original title)
A surreal science fiction noir involving a man trapped in a future where seemingly everyone is a government spy and all-night noodle stands are outlawed.

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Mamoru Oshii
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Shigeru Chiba ... Koichi Todome
Machiko Washio Machiko Washio ... Midori Washio
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Soichiro Toribe / Ao
Tesshô Genda ... Bunmei Muroto
Mako Hyôdô ... Young Lady
Ichirô Nagai ... Billiards Man
Yasuo Ôtsuka Yasuo Ôtsuka ... Taxi Driver
Hirô Oikawa Hirô Oikawa ... Hotel Receptionist
Takashi Kanematsu Takashi Kanematsu ... Yakuza A
Toshio Furukawa ... Yakuza B
Tomohiro Nishimura Tomohiro Nishimura ... Punk
Hidetoshi Nakamura Hidetoshi Nakamura ... Bunmei's Minion
Takahiro Hirai Takahiro Hirai ... Bunmei's Minion
Fumihiko Tachiki ... Bunmei's Minion
Takeyuki Funato Takeyuki Funato ... Bunmei's Minion
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A surreal science fiction noir involving a man trapped in a future where seemingly everyone is a government spy and all-night noodle stands are outlawed.

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Followed by Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999) See more »

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I wanted to like it.
8 April 2004 | by veganflimgeekSee all my reviews

Red spectacles

I loved Avalon, I think This director has made some awesome demented visions of the future. This film however was boring pretentious crap. The opening scene showed great promise for what the cover art and description promise a surreal live action amimae style future noir. I feel I got that with Avalon.

With Red Spectacles I was only driven to feel a uncomfortable to desire to what the hell the point was. The film barely made sense to me and I could not care less about the people in it. This would all be ok if the film was effective art. While the opening scene looked interesting and the scene with the giant robot-suit person holding the giant machine gun in the rain looked cool, it did not watch the film worth watching.

Thumbs down.


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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 February 1987 (Japan) See more »

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