Feeling equally like a mash up of Ridley Scott’s Science Fiction films like BLADE RUNNER and ALIEN, this live action manga film hits the spot with creative flourishes. Cockroaches populate the planet Mars. Some odd science has seen them become the first colonisers, set to establish a base prior to human encroachment. Now a bunch of deranged, disturbed and discredited types are set to clear the planet for the forth coming human waves. This all factors nicely into a frankly absurd plot and services a series of superbly executed and rapid paced stunts that prove (if it needed to be) that Takashi Miike is a great all round film maker.
TERRAFORMERS is excellent. Dripping with the carrion of bugs, humans and more. It has a simple plot, defined characters and story arcs. Then it never fails to hold its momentum, pay off and be creative enough to hold you throughout. Spinning bodies collide with a odd conspiracy idea and coalesce with a series of unhinged bad guy monologues that all come together. TERRAFORMERS, if truth be told could also be seen as the underlining of where American cinema is falling so far short in terms of creativity. It seems adequate to say that Japanese cinema has perfected the use of VFX, CGI and stunts above and equal to its American studio competitors. They have then also become creative in translating newer produce. New ideas that are sometimes hit and sometimes miss but essentially are cinema worthy attempts at making fresh ground. Hollywood has neither the drive nor ambition currently to try this.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
- High-Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- Original uncompressed Stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD MA options
- Newly-translated English subtitles
- The Making of Terra Formars – feature-length documentary on the film s production featuring a host of cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
- Extended cast interviews
- Footage from the 2016 Japanese premiere
- Image Gallery
- Theatrical and teaser trailers
- Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector s booklet with new writing on the film by Tom Mes