Saturday, August 27, 2005

For those about to Rock (& Rule!), we salute you.

Subject: Cinema
A few months back, I made a big deal about the fact that a re-release of "Rock & Rule" was happening.

Well, finally, after all this time, I finally, finally took the time to watch it.


All you youngster anime-fans out there, if you can find it to rent, do yourselves a favor and take a crack at it. It's a lot of cheesy fun. "Canada's answer to anime" is really quite dead-on as a description. Cheap Trick, Debbie Harry, Lou Reed... even Earth, Wind and Freekin' Fire -- a total early-80's blast that, in a year that the Rolling Stones are touring yet again, still seems relevant today.

I watched the original laserdisc many, many times in the late 80's/early 90's, and I was rather surprised at the fact that I knew every single line, every single tune, every single scene. "My name is Mok, thanks a lot", indeed.

If I were the sort to be into animated-GIF avatars for the various anime forums I peruse, I'd come up with at least a dozen awesomely obscure ones that would have everyone scratching their heads. I guess I'll have to settle with posting screencaps on Fark instead... *ahem*


KT Kore said...

Looks interesting to say the least. I get a lot of "Heavy Metal" vibes from looking at the images on the site you linked to in your previous post about it. I'll definitely check it out. *goes to to check prices* 20 bucks? I'm in! I'll get it with my next purchase.

Fellini 8.5 said...

It's way more fun than "Heavy Metal". Though the comparisons are apt due to the era they both are rooted in. But "Rock & Rule" is more satirical where "Heavy Metal" is a little more ponderous.