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When a hero falls, a legend will rise.

The debut feature from acclaimed fashion photographer and music video director Kazuaki Kiriya, 'Casshern' is a visually stunning science fiction epic based on a popular 35 episode anime series from 1973 entitled 'Cassan: Robot Hunter'.

It is late in the 21st century. After 50 years of devastating war between Europa and the Eastern Federation, the latter has emerged victorious and the new federation of Eurasia is formed. There can be no glorious peace however, as the planet has been ravaged by chemical, biological and even nuclear weapons and the entire human race is dispirited and exhausted by half a century of war.

The only hope for long term survival lies with geneticist Dr. Azuma and his breakthrough 'neo-cell' treatment that can rejuvenate the body and could regenerate mankind. But when his experiments go wrong, a race of mutant androids is released and only Azuma's dead son, reincarnated as the legendary hero Casshern, has the power to lead the war against the super robots...
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#1
Love this film, paid £7 for this version 3 years ago
#2
Ditto, great film, bought it at Blockbusters on a whim, crazy film!
#3
I am a fan of asian cinema but just couldn't get into this.
#4
For those of you like me, who have no idea what this is, check out the Movie Trailer.

Looks cool. I think I remember seeing this on the shelf for alot more than that in the past.
#5
Filmed entirely using a digital backlot technique similar to Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Sin City and 300, Casshern allowed the film-makers unlimited imagination and they make full-use of it with outstanding visuals that depict the brutal world the characters inhabit with stunning realism.

Set in a dystopian future in which the planet has been ravaged by a catastrophic Third World War, Casshern follows the story of a young man imbued with superhuman strength who emerges as humanity's last hope in an epic battle against powerful mutant neo-humans and their army of robots. Join the powerful warrior Casshern in his battle as humanity's last hope against the dreaded mutant neo-humans before their robots can annihilate the human race and give rise to a whole new world.

The incredible action sequences are magnificently rendered using state-of-the-art digital technology and the fantastically gripping story comes alive through moving performances set against awe-inspiring digital backgrounds.

Understand that the film is uniquely Japanese; there are no good guys or bad guys, and instead, the horrific future is inevitable, humanity's future hangs in the balance, but, it is shown again and again that perhaps humanity is not really worth saving. Unlocking the layers of history and morality that are infused into the storyline and the way it plays out will leave you pondering the film for some time.

In the end, Casshern stands out as one of the most original film masterpieces to come along in some time. Compared to the mindless eye-candy blockbusters Americans are fed, this film is refreshingly thought-provoking and deliriously dazzling as it is exciting. You simply MUST experience this film.
#6
I don't remember what got me on to this, as I'm not a manga fan (apart from Akira, fist of the north star and other 'mainstream' manga). But I rented it and thoroughly enjoyed it. And £2.99 is cheaper than a film rental, so definitely a hot deal.
#7
Just a warning, this is the single most boring film I have ever had the displeasure of watching.

In my whole life there exists only 2 films that I couldn't watch until the end, Date Movie and this.

Honestly it's brain numbingly spirit crushingly boring.
#8
Cheap price but awful movie
#9
joconnor
Just a warning, this is the single most boring film I have ever had the displeasure of watching.

In my whole life there exists only 2 films that I couldn't watch until the end, Date Movie and this.

Honestly it's brain numbingly spirit crushingly boring.


totally disagree to this!
#10
Heat added :)
#11
Not a great film but probably worth 2.99, here's a UK review
#12
Defo worth it at that price, but a fairly empty experience plot wise. Certainly has some stunnig set pieces though. One of those films that looks great in trailers but isn't any good when you watch the full feature, like the movie, 300 for instance.
#13
seems to be a bit of a 'marmite' film then i guess
#14
Good price and worth a watch, but after about half way though, the movie totally comes apart at the seems. Instead of a much needed explanation of how and why the story progresses the way it does, it just goes totally off track making no sense at all. This just left me feeling frustrated and disappointed. If you want a movie with a strong, cohesive narrative, this is one to avoid... but it looks great!
#15
seems to be a bit of a 'marmite' film then i guess

Good description of this film.
#16
slharbron
seems to be a bit of a 'marmite' film then i guess

Good description of this film.


But I can't stand marmite...:whistling:
#17
Interesting visuals, but story and general acting is very bad.

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