For the 2023 edition of J-Horror/Networking Night, we will feature the 1997 critically acclaimed Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue. It’s about an idol, Mima, who leaves her idol group and singing career to pursue an acting career while being stalked by a radical fan. Unexplained murders follow Mima while her mental health deteriorates and she loses sense of reality. Roger Corman has said, “If Alfred Hitchcock partnered with Walt Disney, they’d make a picture like this.”
As per the Parents Guide on IMDB, it’s rated “R” or “Restricted” as it contains:
- Sex & Nudity (10)
- Violence & Gore (12)
- Profanity (2)
- Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking (1)
- Frightening & Intense Scenes (3)
What: JETAA Prairies J-Horror/Networking Night – “Perfect Blue” (Japanese language with English Subtitles)
Date: Saturday, November 4th, 2023
Time: 6pm-8pm Central Daylight Standard Time (Manitoba); 5pm-7pm Central Standard Time (Saskatchewan)
Where: Cisco Web Ex (if you are part of our mailing list, the room number/password will be emailed to you). Otherwise, please email email@example.com to get login info.
How: To be included in the snack cost-sharing, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 3rd, 2023 10pm. It’s first come, first serve. For the movie alone, all JET alumni are welcome to attend this event without a RSVP.
Also: This event is open to all JET alumni. Cost-sharing is only applicable to JET alumni who reside in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Movie run time: 1 hr 21 min.