From MOLOT Entertainment – First Squad – Movie Review

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First Squad – 2009 I can say after viewing this movie, it fits up there with Legend of the Overfiend, in the content portion of the fictional science and the reference usage of the Occult and the ritualistic practices therein, Minus the pornographic material Legend of the Overfiend had however that movie the use of tapping the supernatural were both on opposite sides of the spectral coin. Mother Russian took to the technical view and application side of it with the establishment of The 6th Division and the use and training of ESpers who have shown certain psychic abilities.

The “Nazi” German army’s secret intelligence division/order known as the “Ahnenerbe” which was reputed for its research and procurement of ancient religious artifacts and the anthropological history of the Aryan race, which was a front for the order to practice and make use of said artifacts in hopes of winning the war through black magic and other occult practices.

The story is based mostly around Nadya and her ability to seer into the near future and what she sees is Russia losing to The Nazi invasion through the use of Black magic and Necromancy to rise Baron Von Wolff one of Der Deutsche Orden /The Teutonic Knights of St Mary and use him and his fallen knights against The Red Army’s front lines in what is known as one the “Moments of Truth” where the dead can come back push through the veil that separates our two worlds and can alter the true path of how the human race travels upon through history.

However we find that Nayda is the only one who by use of “Sputnik-01” (I didn’t name it!) a explorative device where one strapped into and with the proper dosage of chemical X could travel to the other side. She is given the task of finding the 4 other members of her squad while there to convince them to help Mother Russia’s Army and to defeat The Baron Von Wolff and his minions.

Will this end in naught? I know and I will not ruin it for you, all I will say is that it is one for the collectors out there for those into alternate histories of alternate or parallel earths. The Movie brought to you By Molot Ent. And Studio 4°C. Definitely worth every dollar spent.

– Redline Anime Review –

I have to say right off the bat, I loved this movie! It’s has a lot of different elements that combine to make this a decent movie. The Art work and Bumping Music are two of the factors that made this movie fun. That and the crazy characters, it was like a combination of the old HOT ROD Racers meet Jet Set Radio Future with M-Project Suzumoto doing the soundtrack.

The relationship you see between JP and Sonoshee grow throughout the movie/pilot, and how JP’s partner seeks redemption and a number of smaller intertwining substories. The soundtrack by James Shimoji just blows away the house, it’s got a techno jazz feel all its own and all you want to do is hop in your car and just go cruising with it blaring from your speakers.

I’d love to go more into this but if I do I’d be guilty of spoliers and who wants that type of guilt right? Overall a great movie, regardless of what some others might think of the plot. I for one saw the smaller possibilities for tie-ins and lead-offs.

I’ll leave you with the URL for The site as well so you grab some of the goods from the site. Redline brought you By Tohokushinsha Film & Studio MADHOUSE, Distribution by Manga Entertainment on the US and UK. Running time 102 Mins. Comments are always welcome, but please keep it clean.

Air Doll – A Movie on Par with Densha Otoko

Ok, so I decided to do a write up on this movie. Let’s get this out of the way 1st. It’s not the fact that she’s a blowup sexdoll, so get the childish giggling out of the way with now ok? We done yet? Good, now let’s get to the seriousness of the movie, shall we?

This is the story of Nozomui, a doll created by a Doll Master of a fashion, who gives her a soul thru his work. Afterwards, she becomes Hideo’s (Middle aged Otaku) partner. She after awhile decided to go out into the city while Hideo-san is at work and while during these little ventures in the city she comes across people who share the same type of thoughts she does. Am I just an empty vessel to help fill the void of who was supposed to be where I am now?

She also discovers love, the truth behind, and other insights that we normally take for granted. I have only watched the clips of this movie that was presented at the 2009 Cannes Festival, but I’ve been an anime/manga/pc/game/rpg Otaku for 34 yrs and married for 15 yrs. (God bless my wife for putting up with me lol).

I can see JUST by watching the clips reading some of the articles out there as well? this is one of those movies that will indeed be not only entertaining but also quite moving as well. More can be found here at the website itself kuuki-ningyo/Air Doll the Movie. I do hope there will be some serious commentary on this rather than just “Oh hahah sex doll OMGWTHBBQ” crap that seems to be out there in droves.