Reel Asian is co-presenting REDLINE on Saturday October 22nd, 4:15 pm at the Toronto Underground Cinema.
Relax, turn off your mind and accelerate downstream. It is some thousand years in the future, in a galaxy that appears to have been spawned from a SPEED RACER-induced fever dream, where nothing is more important than racing, and no race is more important than the Redline: a deadly cross-planetary grand prix between the bravest and most psychotic of speed demons, taking place on the surface of Roboworld, whose military government has sworn to exterminate any racer who dares burn rubber on their territory. Featuring a hysterically eccentric cast of characters designed by TAD alumni and KILL BILL animation director Katsuhito Ishii (including character cameos from FUNKY FOREST), a stellar vocal cast that includes Tadanobu Asano (ICHI THE KILLER, MONGEL) and up-wards of 100,000 hand-drawn elements under director Takeshi Koike (key animator on NINJA SCROLL, Dead Leaves and the director of WORLD RECORD from THE ANIMATRIX), this seven-years-in-the-making opus from Madhouse Studios (METROPOLIS, PERFECT BLUE) has so much talent under its hood, one shouldn’t be surprised that this film’s heart-pumping, eye-melting, cranked-out finale doesn’t so much conclude… it explodes!
Please visit the Toronto After Dark Film Festival’s website to purchase tickets.