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Animatrix

This killer Japanese animation packs a stake-snapping whallop. Dispensing with exposition, Blood-The Last Vampire propels the viewer headlong into the story. Saya, a teenaged girl, sits alone on a subway train, late at night. She is alone, except for a shadowy man who somehow manages to move ... Read more
Can there be such a thing as an 'unseen' Disney film? If you think you've seen it all, Disney's Unseen Treasures will surprise you. Like the scene from Snow White they said was too scary for youngsters; the original trailer for Bambi, which pitches the film as a love story for adults; and 'Clair de ... Read more
Jin-Roh is set in an alternative universe where, in Tokyo of the 1950s, advanced technology already abounds. A totalitarian government is ruthlessly crushing dissident activists. Our protagonist is Kazuki Fuse, a member of the Kerberos, a heavily armed Special Unit trained to crush resistance ... Read more
Lotte Reiniger made an invaluable contribution to early cinema and this enlightening documentary examines the life of this pioneering German animator. Born on the eve of the 20th century, Reiniger became the leading practitioner of silhouette animation, creating many stunning short and feature ... Read more
Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is commonly claimed to be the first animated feature film. However, over a decade before, in 1926, Berlin-born avant gardist Lotte Reiniger designed the exquisite 'siIhouette film', The Adventures of Prince Achmed. Loosely based on 1001 Arabian Nights, the ... Read more
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