DVD note

Renaissance, last fall’s completely-unseen tour-de-force animation triumph, was released today on DVD. I don’t know how it will look on your TV set, but it blew my mind in the theater.

(Here is what I had to say about it last fall.)

(And here is the official site, where you can see some of this imagery in action.

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8 Responses to “DVD note”
  1. greyaenigma says:

    Hey, you just got mentioned on Neil Gaiman’s journal!

    Also, I really want to get a copy of this movie.

  2. ndgmtlcd says:

    Have you ever seen “Burning Safari”? In a way it’s the exact opposite of “Renaissance”, being a short (1 minute 44 seconds) and comical total-CGI film (no mocap) with endless references to hi-tech science fiction iconography.

    In another way it’s a close cousin, given that it’s a French production with dark “film noir” sensibilities (without being in that genre) when you consider it as a whole.

  3. mcbrennan says:

    I don’t know how I missed this. This looks amazing, I’ll be seeking it out at once.

  4. ninebelow says:

    Its certainly visually stunning but I thought the plot was cobblers.

    • Todd says:

      You are not mistaken. “Cobblers” accurately describes the plot, although I would stop at “adequate.”

  5. teamwak says:

    I like the sound of this one. It got some fairly positive reviews a couple of months ago. Is it Rotoanimation that they call it, like A Scanner Darkly? If I remember its not Danial Craig acting in it, but some French actors, but he and the others dubbed the voices into English,

    • Todd says:

      It is, indeed, British actors in a futuristic Paris. The characters might be rotoscoped in some way (I don’t really know enough about the techniques to say) but it’s the environments and the ways characters move through them that truly inspire awe.

  6. DAMN, that looks impressive. Gonna have to see that and soon.