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Venus Senki

Venus Senki (1989) Movie Poster
Japan  •    •  102m  •    •  Directed by: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko.  •  Starring: Katsuhide Uekusa, Ben Fairman, Yûko Mizutani, Anna Alba, Eriko Hara, Denica Fairman, Yûko Sasaki, Jocelyn Cunningham, Gorô Naya, Bob Sessions, Hôchû Ôtsuka, Bradley Cole, Masami Kikuchi.  •  Music by: Joe Hisaishi.
     The new frontier of Venus has degenerated into a dystopia ravaged by the civil war between Ishtar and Aphrodia. Bubbly reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capitol of Aphrodia just before it's captured by Ishtar. She falls in with a bunch of teen-agers who live for a sort of motorcycle version of Roller Derby. Daredevil rider Hiro and his friends reluctantly join the struggle to free Aphrodia from the invaders. Not surprisingly, Hiro proves an ace at piloting the mono-cycles that are the Aphrodians' secret weapon in the key battle.

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Review:

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This was a very pleasant surprise and an unexpectedly cool movie! I had never heard of Venus Wars before and I think it's a shame that the flick hasn't got more recognition, because it really is one good film. The action sequences are spectacular, the characters are interesting and the animation is fantastic. The dubbing on my version was actually not half bad although I would have preferred the Japanese version.

Venus Wars is an original and very entertaining mix of over-the-top battles, politics and a love story, stylishly directed with both traditional animation and live action blending seamlessly. Top it all off with a soundtrack from Japan's answer to Dokken and lots and lots of gunfire and you have this fun and imaginative anime which deserves to be seen and recognized.


Review by Torgo_Approves from the Internet Movie Database.

 

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