Saturday, May 28, 2005

"My name is Mok, thanks a lot"

Subject: Cinema
OMG, a "Rock & Rule" collector's edition disc is coming out next week!

Now, I'm rembering this one through a bit of a nostalgic haze, but this was essentially Canada's answer to anime back in the early 80's. The review I linked will give you a better sense of it than I can, but to sum up -- mutants of the future, music of the late 70's, and a helping of cheese mixed with darker themes and adult situations. I had rented the laserdisc many times in the late 80's, and saw the restored theatrical print at the last Ottawa animation festival I attended some number of years ago.

It's definitely got "cult classic" written all over it, but to tell the truth, I'm not entirely certain how well it's aged. In fact, I'm guessing that it may wind up being very "cringeworthy". That said, the pre-order is only $20 at DeepDiscountDVD, so I really can't resist adding it to my collection.

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