REDLINE
2009, Lionsgate, 102 min, Japan, Dir: Takeshi Koike

Takeshi Koike’s feature debut is a sensory assault that plays out like DEATH RACE 2000 on crack. Speed demon JP (Takuya Kimura) is determined to win the Redline, a violent intergalactic drag race set to take place on a planet run by warlike cyborgs. “The most insanely exciting, visually exhilarating anime film you've seen in decades.” - Tim Maughan, Anime News Network. In Japanese with English subtitles.


TRIGUN: BADLANDS RUMBLE
2010, FUNimation, 90 min, Japan, Dir: Satoshi Nishimura

Yasuhiro Nightow’s popular Trigun manga boasts a distinctive mix of action and sly humor; the television series it inspired makes the leap to the big screen here with much of its TV cast and superior animation. When master thief Gasback returns to Macca City to wreak revenge on men who’d betrayed him years earlier, his arrival puts a pair of philosophical gunmen - Vash the Stampede and Nicholas D. Wolfwood - on a collision course. In Japanese with English subtitles.


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