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Mima Kirigoe is a squeaky-clean Japanese pop singer who decides to leave the music industry and try her hand at acting. Finding her way in her new field proves to be difficult as she is forced to take humiliating work in perverse low-budget films. Mima is stalked by an obsessed fan, irate at her decision to abandon her successful music career. A series of bloody murders follow Mima as she descends into a delusional and hallucinatory mental state, while a mysterious internet blog claiming to be written by "the real Mima" reports personal information to a leering public eye. Mima is pushed further into a psychological black hole as the film weaves a fractured and bizarre setting. PERFECT BLUE explores the voyeuristic modern-day obsessions with celebrity, identity, and mental instability. The unsettling atmosphere conveyed by PERFECT BLUE has seen it compared to the films of David Lynch and the books of Philip K. Dick. A unique and potent work of modern existential surrealism.
Cinematically released in 1997 to critical acclaim and an instant cult following, PERFECT BLUE is reissued here gathering bonus material from several international versions, returning to wow audiences with its surreal pop nightmare. Fans of David Lynch (Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive), Dario Argento (Suspiria, Deep Red), David Cronenberg (Videodrome, Scanners) and Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream) will find much to savour in the nightmare of pop-culture horror that is PERFECT BLUE.
"Perfect Blue is a remarkable achievement" - Urban Cinefile
"An amazing feat of animation, a stylish psychological thriller... creates an increasingly terrifying world and pulls you into it with the effectiveness of a Hitchcock suspense classic" - LA Times
"A visionary piece of art" - Amazon.com