The clone returns home

The clone returns home

DVD - 2011 | Japanese
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An astronaut dies on a mission, but he has a clone, which has been imprinted with his memories. Unfortunately, the upload malfunctions and the clone fixates on a tragic memory from the dead astronaut's youth, setting off a chain of events that will result in tragedy and a profound exploration of what it means to be human, and have a soul.
Publisher: Wilmington, NC : AnimEigo, 2011.
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9781565675520
Branch Call Number: JPN DVD FEATURE CLO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Oct 09, 2017

The Clone Returns Home is an intelligent and thought-provoking film about the continuance of the individual human soul or essence. Although it will be compared to Tarkovsky's work and it is true that the pacing, sparse soundtrack, and character isolation are all reminiscent of Solaris and Stalker, this movie is worthy of being watched on its own merits.

Jul 30, 2017

Kanji Nakajima would like to be Tarkovsky (Solaris) but only has the talent to be Phil Tucker (Robot Monster.)

Tarkovsky attempts - lots of mist (Zerkalo, Nostalgia) and running water (Stalker)

Tucker traits: dime store angst, many many red herrings; wooden acting (everybody!); loony scenarios (see the David Suzuki clone); appearing and disappearing space-suit (occupied or otherwise.)

Best viewing scenario - totally stoned; marijuana or otherwise.

This one's tough to grade as the utter badness could make it a winner.

Feb 14, 2016

An entertaining movie. No harm to watch if we have spare time.


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