Perfect Blue
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1997
Director: Satoshi Kon
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 660200-404925
Running time: 1:21 (81 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Color, 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: May 02, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#207)
Status: Available
Purchase date: February 19, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Pop singer Mima Kirigoe looks forward to a bright new career when she quits her chart-topping trio to become an actress. When she lands a role in a sexually-charged murder mystery, Mima's life begins to fall apart. Reality and hallucinations merge into a terrifying netherworld where innocence is lost and dreams become nightmares.

Quickly descending into a dangerous state of paranoid delusions, Mima watches as Internet sites describing every intimate detail of her life. Helpless and afraid, she watches as her associates are threatened and killed by a mysterious stalker.

In the tradition of great suspense masters, director Satoshi Kon (Memories), special advisor Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) and Madhouse Studios (Ninja Scroll), bring Yoshikazu Takeuchi's thrilling suspense novel to the screen, in a tour-de-force that brings animation to a bold new level.
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Genres
Anime
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Rex Entertainment
 • Manga Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Japanese  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Gallery
 • DVD-ROM Content
Easter Eggs
DVD-ROM only: Its a little piece of software called the Virtual radio program. Its Japanese interactive QuickTime program. That I guess Manga Entertainment thought would be fun to put on the disc for people with DVD-ROMs. You find it by putting your Perfect Blue disc in you DVD-Rom. Then accessing it thought the explorer menu system. Double click on the folder called Perfectb. Then double click on Perfectb.exe this will install the program. It is pretty straight forward, except it will only work with the version of QuickTime that it comes with. Which is version 2.1.2. This will only be a problem if you have newer version on you computer witch might cause conflict. It will give you the option to get rid of any other versions of QuickTime on your computer. I just installed it alongside my other version of QuickTime which is 4.0 and it did not have any problems, but be careful it might not work the same on all computers. The program itself is mostly in Japanese. It does have some English words, and is not that hard to navigate. It is designed like a radio. It has movie clips information on the girls in CHAM and some samples of Perfect Blue merchandise. It also has iinterviews and a lot of assorted video clips.

If you continue to explore the disc in a DVD-ROM drive, you can find 6 screensavers, a bunch of .bmp's to use as wallpaper, and some audio clips.

To find the Manga 2000 trailer, along with the English theatrical trailer of "Perfect Blue", go into "Mima's Room", then click on "Links". You'll see three websites listed. I don't know if they actually link to the sites if you have a DVD-ROM, but just by clicking on them in a standard DVD player (I have a Panasonic A120), you'll find the trailers. The link to Manga.com will show you the Manga 2000 trailer, and the PerfectBlue.com link will show you the Perfect Blue trailer. The last link is for the Sputnik anime webcast site, which has a short teaser of what the site is about.
Crew
Direction
Satoshi Kon....Director
Writing
Yoshikazu Takeuchi....Original Material By
Sadayuki Murai....Screenwriter
Production
Koshiro Kanda....Executive Producer
Yuichi Tsurumi....Executive Producer
Takeshi Washitani....Producer
Hitomi Nakagaki....Producer
Yoshihisa Ishihara....Producer
Yutaka Togo....Producer
Masao Maruyama....Producer
Hiroaki Inoue....Producer
Cinematography
Hisao Shirai....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Harutoshi Ogata....Film Editor
Music
Masahiro Ikumi....Composer
Masato Kotake....Song Writer
Pipeline Project....Song Writer
Kiko Imai....Song Writer
Masahiro Ikumi....Song Writer
Sumiyo Mutsumi....Song Writer
Makoto Mitsui....Song Writer
This Time....Song Writer
Sound
Masafumi Mima....Sound
Fujio Yamada....Sound
Shizuo Kurahashi....Sound Designer
Art
Nobutaka Ike....Art Director
Cast
Ruby Marlowe....Mima Kirigoe (English) (voice)
Wendee Lee....Rumi (English) (voice)
Gil Starberry....Tadokoro (English) (voice)
Lia Sargent....Eri Ochiai (English) (voice)
Steve Bulen....Tejima (English) (voice)
James Lyon....Mureno (English) (voice)
Frank Buck....(English) (voice)
David Lucas....Uchida the Fan (English) (voice)
Jimmy Theodore....(English) (voice)
Elliot Reynolds....(English) (voice)
Sparky Thornton....Yamashiro (English) (voice)
Bambi Darro....Yukiko (English) (voice)
Melissa Williamson....News Reporter (English) (voice)
Dylan Tully....Cham Manager (English) (voice)
Kermit Beachwood....(English) (voice)
Sam Strong....(English) (voice)
Carol Stanzione....(English) (voice)
Ty Webb....(English) (voice)
Billy Regan....(English) (voice)
Dari Mackenzie....(English) (voice)
George C. Cole....News Reporter (English) (voice)
Syd Fontana....(English) (voice)
Sven Nosgard....(English) (voice)
Bob Marx....Mr. Me-Mania (English) (voice)
Devon Michaels....(English) (voice)
Robert Wicks....Cameraman/Actor (English) (voice)
Mattie Rando....(English) (voice)
Junko Iwao....Mima Kirigoe (Japanese) (voice)
Rica Matsumoto....Rumi (Japanese) (voice)
Shinpachi Tsuji....Tadokoro (Japanese) (voice)
Masaaki Okura....Uchida the Fan (Japanese) (voice)
Shiho Niiyama....Rei (Japanese) (voice)