Reviews

Genius Party (2007) and related work:

Genius Party (2007) IMDb

Another Studio 4°C collection, but at feature length, with seven different writer-directors.

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“Baby Blue” (2007)

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“Deathtic 4” (2007)

Tack för den, Japan. I’ve talked to the brother of the girlfriend of the Swedish man who was hired ad hoc to make up the script for this one. Does that make me famous?

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“Doorbell” (2007)

I prefer Kim Ki-duk.

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“Happy Machine” (2007)

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“Limit Cycle” (2007)

The content of the monologue adds almost nothing, but the voice is nice.

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“Shanghai Dragon” (2007)

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“Genius Party” (2007) IMDb

The ghost of Norman McLaren smiled on this one. Ironic how, exactly as with Robot Carnival (1987), the title sequence made for the collection is actually the best part.

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Genius Party Beyond (2008) IMDb

Same deal.

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‣‣ “Dimension Bomb” (2008)

A whole other level of incomprehensibility. Great audio and snippets of technically accomplished visuals.

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‣‣ “Gala” (2008)

Stylistically dull, the music doesn’t work too well, and the twist punishes repetition.

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‣‣ “Moondrive” (2008)

Like a very memorable RPG session gone wrong.

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‣‣ “Toujin Kit” (2008)

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‣‣ “Wanwa” (2008)

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