FEATURE: ANIMATION AND LIVE ACTION VERSIONS
Japanese title: TENSHI NO TAMAGO [Egg of the Angel]
1: ANIME VERSION (1985)
director: Mamoru Oshii
featuring voices of: Mako
· Jinpachi Nezu
· Kei'ichi Noda
2: LIVE ACTION VERSION (2006)
director: Shin Togashi
animated film is generally considered a "masterpiece of the generation."
It displays a lush visual landscape filled with beautiful, mystifying
imagery. The story involves a young girl who is highly possessive of an
oversized egg from which, she believes, will hatch a beautiful bird. She
wanders a dark and empty world clinging to the egg, waiting for the moment
to arrive. Director Oshii would later helm his GHOST
IN THE SHELL among other animated fare. In 2008, he began making
live action films with the controversial KILL!,
followed by ASSAULT
version of Yuka Murayama's story is not fantasy oriented. Rather, director
Shin Togashi took the film into a young romance direction. Natsuki is
a school teacher who meets her ex-boy friend from high school. The man
had wanted to become an illustrator and even passed the art school examination,
but he lost the passion to attend the university. Natsuki knew why he
lost his artistic drive four years ago. He met a woman on the train who
happened to be Natsuki's older sister with disastrous results.
Two Japanese films in a double disc package; with
English subtitles; widescreen uncut
(71 + 114 min.); in DVD encoded for ALL REGIONS, playable on any American
Extras include theatrical trailers.
Material: Viewer discretion is advised.