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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 02.25.19] post apocalyptic anime



Following in the footsteps of Francis Ford Coppola and Peter Bogdanovich, Roger Corman protégé Carl Colpaert (The Crew) made his directorial debut by combining re-purposed excerpts from a foreign film – in this case, Mamoru Oshii’s spellbinding 1985 anime Angel’s Egg – with all new live action footage shot in America. The result is In The Aftermath, a haunting post-apocalyptic vision like no other.


Synopsis:
In a radiation-soaked wasteland, two surviving soldiers, Frank and Goose, search for essential supplies amid the rubble. After a violent confrontation, Frank is haunted by visions of an angelic young girl holding a giant egg, herself a refugee from another world altogether. Could the egg be the key to saving both their worlds?


A unique mash-up of 1980s B-movie nuclear paranoia and hauntingly lyrical animation, In The Aftermath is presented in a stunning new restoration that highlights Oshii’s visionary genius and Colpaert’s low-budget ingenuity.


SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

• Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements, exclusively restored by Arrow Films
• Presented on High Definition Blu-ray (1080p)
• Original uncompressed stereo PCM audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• The Path To Aftermath, a newly filmed interview with producer Tom Dugan
• Apocalypse Then, a newly filmed interview with star Tony Markes
• Before The Aftermath: The Influence of Angel’s Egg, a new appreciation of Mamoru Oshii’s original film by anime expert Andrew Osmond (author of Arrow Books’ Ghost In The Shell)
• Still and poster gallery
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jon Towlson

You can pre-order from ARROW here.



Recommended Release: In the Aftermath (Lino Lorber DVD)





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ttreasure (2 months ago) Reply

Code Red releasesed this on blu-ray. Barebones but a 2k scan from the negative (I would presume the same scan Arrow is using). Looked great. Movie's not perfect but pretty good and certainly has ambition to spare. The piano scene is the best. I saw ANGEL'S EGG about 15 years ago and loved it, wish that would get an English friendly blu-ray release.


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