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Princess (2006/Animated/Palisades Tartan DVD)


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: D     Film: B-



Clergyman August returns home to take care of his niece Mia after the death of his sister Christina.  But that is not all he inherited, as he learned of how his sister died of a drug overdose he learns about her life as the porn star "Princess."  Even worst the unspeakable things that Mia went through by the age of 5.  Burdened by the past, his guilt, conscience and anger he vows to destroy all that brought Christina her demise, save Mia.  However his crusade soon drags Mia into a brutal world of violence and revenge...
This is definitely not a cartoon for faint of heart, but a drama fill violence and vengeance.  The two main character August and Mia are complete opposites of what they are supposed to be, a clergyman out for revenge, a young girl who acts more like a prostitute than a 5 year old child.  August tries and start a new life with Mia, but burdened by the past they wish to right the wrongs done to them... ironically they fall from path of grace, as the story goes on the more they right the sin of the past the harder is it for them to return to a normal life afterwards.
From Palisade Tartan Video brings a tale of brutality and violence, of how reality grime and life can be grimmer.  This drama filled film is about a priest and a child gone wrong, but for all the wrong things they did the film makes you still wonder if what they did is justified, just paying back what others what they did to ruin their lives.  Even thought it is a film animation, there are many flashbacks into the characters past are live characters, the odd balance between animation and real life characters gives a feeling of how one can almost feel it can be true story.  There is a lot of symbolism to show the transition from lost innocence to justify the violence, by the end of the film it makes you have to wonder is it really a happy ending?


The anamorphically enhanced 2.35 X 1 image is underwhelming in a variant of Super 35mm filming and the Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is uneven with a limited soundfield, especially when it tries to imitate the dull sounds of a sleazy world.  The only extra is a trailer.



-   Ricky Chiang


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