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The Red Spectacles (live-action movie)

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Alternative title:
Akai Megane / The Red Spectacles (Japanese)
紅い眼鏡 / The Red Spectacles (Japanese)
Plot Summary: In MAMORU OSHII'S - RED SPECTACLES, the Metropolitan Police were forced to create a police state to control the chaos that was developing around them. However, those in the elite Kerberos, or Watchdogs of Hell, unit soon became overwhelmed with power, and corruption soon followed. Out of three rebels, only one, Kouichi Todome, managed to escape. Years later, he returns to the deteriorating city to find out what happened after his departure
Running time: 116 minutes
Vintage: 1987
Premiere date:
1987-02-07 (Japan)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Mamoru Oshii Cinema Trilogy - The Red Spectacles / Stray Dog / Talking Head (Sub.DVD) 2003-11-04 (from $199.99)
    Mamoru Oshii Cinema Trilogy - The Red Spectacles / Stray Dog / Talking Head (Sub.DVD) 2004-03-16 (from $399.99)
    Mamoru Oshii Cinema Trilogy - The Red Spectacles / Stray Dog / Talking Head (Sub.DVD) 2006-11-28 (from $268.99)
    The Red Spectacles (Sub.DVD) 2003-11-04
    The Red Spectacles (Sub.DVD) 2004-03-16

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Screenplay: Kazunori Itō
Music: Kenji Kawai
Cinematography: Yousuke Mamiya
Film Editing: Seiji Morita
Lighting: Yoshimi Hosaka
Sound Effects: Yasufumi Yoda
Shigeru Chiba as Koichi Todome

Hideyo Amamoto as Moongaze Ginji
Hideyuki Tanaka as Soichiro Toribe (Ao)
Ichirō Nagai as Taxi Driver (voice)
Machiko Washio as Midori Washio
Mako Hyōdō as Young Lady
Tesshō Genda as Bunmei Miroto

Daiki Nakamura as Bunmei's Minion
Fumi Hirano as Airport Announce
Fumihiko Tachiki as Bunmei's Minion
Fuyuki Shinada as Soba Shop Manager
Hidetoshi Nakamura as Bunmei's Minion
Hiroo Oikawa as Hotel Receptionist
Ichirō Nagai as Billiards Man
Kazuo Tauchi as Pool Hall Master
Kintarō Sakata as Umibōzu
Mitsuhiro Uwabe as Bunmei's Minion
Naoyuki Yoshinaga as Bodyguard
Norio Kurisaki as Pilot
Takahiro Hirai as Bunmei's Minion
Takashi Kanematsu as Yakuza A
Takeshi Kusao as Corpse
Takeyuki Funado as Bunmei's Minion
Toshio Furukawa as Yakuza B
Yasuo Ōtsuka as Taxi Driver
Zenchu Mitsui as Bunmei's Minion
Japanese companies
Sound Effects: Fizz Sound Creation
English staff
English companies
Distributor: Geneon Entertainment Inc. (North America; 2003)
Licensed by: Bandai Entertainment (Expired)
English cast

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