5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Absolutely amazing. A must-see.,
This review is from: Dead Leaves [DVD] (DVD)
What first drew my attention to this film was the amazing animation. As soon as I saw how fantastic it looked -- and the fact that everything is hand-drawn and coloured -- I had to get it.
Not knowing much about the basis of the story, I decided the whole look of the film was enough to warrant a purchase.
This film is absolutely crazy, that is quite clear after watching just 10 seconds. The animation (again) is absolutely astounding and is unlike anything I've ever seen before. With the constant explosions and gun-fire comes the use of comic book-style descriptive words being thrown at the screen. It makes for a visual style that is truly unforgettable.
The film itself is just 60 minutes, but this is plenty long enough with a film filled with so much action.
One thing that did strike me with Dead Leaves, however, is how perverted it is. One character, for instance, has a large cone-shaped drill as a penis. This is quite a dirty film, make no mistake. But it's not overly so, as various scenes will bring a laugh.
Overall this is massively recommended. A fantastic achievement in animation.