Perfect Blue

1998 R 1h 30m DVD

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Perfect Blue

1998 R 1h 30m DVD
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Perfect Blue follows singer turned actress Mima Kirigoe, who transforms herself into a sexually charged character on a controversial TV series. Her fans revolt -- some even threaten her life. When those involved in her new career are murdered, Mima is driven to paranoia. Will she be next? This unusual flick may be one of the most emotionally evocative thrillers ever animated.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
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Reviews

age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this animated thriller may look like a Sailor Moon episode, but it has serious violence and death, with the recurring images of stabbing-victims with their eyes gouged out. The girlish heroine strips down to panties for a sexy photo shoot and is also semi-topless during a maniac attack. Swearing (in the English-dubbed version) includes the F-word but isn't constant.

Sexual Content

Mima is bare-breasted in an attack that rips her shirt open. She's also topless in a photo shoot/magazine layout. A model's corpse (in a TV drama) is wearing only shoes, panties, and blood.

Violence

Gruesome murders and attacks emphasize knives and stilettoes, with eyes stabbed/gouged out. A beating, with blood drawn. Falls and near-deaths from road accidents. A character left bloody by a letter bomb. Mima cuts herself on broken glass to see if she's real or not.

Language

The f-word (in various permutations), the s-word, "asshole," "bastard," "damn," "slut."

Social Behavior

What there is of a lesson is the downside of fame and exploitation. Along the way, Mima learns to get a grasp on her sense of identity as a music/movie superstar, via threats of death.

Consumerism

A briefly seen group of TV superheroes are clearly Power Ranger clones.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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