i think i may have mentioned this film before, but i really want to see casshern. it looks like one of the most beautiful films ever made (not that my stitched together and badly artifacted image really shows that)…and it’s only out in japan.

plus no one seems to know if there are plans for wide release in the us. from the synopses and stills this looks like a film that would do very well in the us, as long as the translation is decent.

i would love to see this while i’m in japan this week, but…i don’t know japanese. and, apparently there are some rather nuanced background sounds, building murals and whatnot that would be hard to get the full meaning of if you don’t know japanese and/or chinese.