Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thai and Chinese MTF body swap movies

If you hurry, you might catch two recent body swap movies from Asia over at YouTube.

The two are If I Were You (Biàn shēn nánnǚ), a decent romantic comedy from China and Love Arumirai, a slapstick comedy from Thailand.

Turn on English subtitles using the Youtube settings. The Chinese movie has a few audio drop-outs.

I have written more about them over at Crossdream Life.

Monday, October 2, 2017

J.J. Abrams is planning a live-action version of the Japanese body-swap anime Your Name

Your Name must be the best body-swap movies ever made.  It is a beautiful love story, and the kind of high quality anime we have normally seen from Studio Ghibli.

The two main characters switch bodies, but in a fashion that is much more complex that we see in most movies using this plot device.

The 2016 movie was made by  Noritaka Kawaguchi and Genki Kawamura, and was a huge hit world wide. If you haven't seen it, do so now.

Deadline reports that J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode IX) and Lindsey Weber will produce for Bad Robot, along with Genki Kawamura.

American adaptations of films from other countries are problematic. This applies to anime, as well.  Ghost in the Shell was a fiasco. Still, I am looking forward to this one.