Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Interstella 5555 - The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem out on blu-ray

We all remember Daft Punk's timeless classic album "Discovery". You probably also remember the reoccurring theme in the music videos of the singles. That's because Daft Punk teamed up with anime- and manga creator Leiji Matsumoto to produce a feature-length animated musical with the cryptic title "Interstella 5555 - The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem". The film is a visual realisation of the album with every track being an 'episode' in the movie. And now this excellent piece of movie/animation/music/art has been released on Blu-Ray (Yay!).

The story revolves around a band of four famous musicians from another planet that get kidnapped by an evil manager who aims to make them the biggest band and product on planet Earth.

If you haven't seen this movie yet I wholeheartedly suggest you do. Even if anime isn't quite your thing the music from the Discovery album is itself worth a revisit, being riddled with house music gems worthy of hitlist #1 spots in any galaxy. Check out the trailer for yourself!

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