ODDITIES THEATER: Perfect Blue (1997)

It’s Saturd—wait, what? It’s… Sunday? 😑

It was bound to happen sooner or later. My phone buzzed Saturday morning, screaming at me to make an Oddities Theater post, but I was in mid-conversation with my girlfriend and I casually dismissed it, thinking there’s no way I’ll forget today’s post because this week’s film is amazing.

And then I forgot.

So, yeah… it’s Sunday. Hope you all still got weird on Saturday without me. For those of you who didn’t get your fill for the week, I’ve got a good one for you today: Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue. This one is an absolute classic. It’s so good that I bet you’ll forgive me for arriving late to the party.

Back cover summary: A retired pop singer turned actress’ sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

I was surprised I was able to find this one on YouTube, however it is a VHS rip and includes some commercials at the beginning. If you want to skip to the start of the film, you can find it around the 6:15 mark.

Happy Sunday, weirdos. Stay hydrated, avoid tolls, and don’t forget to brush your teeth.

I’ll try to be punctual next week. 😬