Hosts Rosalie Lewis and Tim Rosenberger discuss two animated films you don’t want to show to the kids: Heavy Traffic (1973) and Perfect Blue (1997). One’s a Ralph Bakshi helmed semi-autobiographical X-rated dark comedy, drama about a young cartoonist who struggles to succeed in a run-down New York City that’s practically crumbling around him. The other, an anime directed by Satoshi Kon, is a psychological thriller about a Japanese pop-singer-turned-actress who begins to lose her grip on reality as someone is murdering those around her. They deserve their adult ratings and feature adult content in more ways than one. Shout Factory released both Heavy Traffic and Perfect Blue. The latter is, sadly, out of print.
Hosts Rosalie Lewis, a writer for FThisMovie.com, and Tim Rosenberger — a 25 Years Later film writer, a blogger, and YouTuber — discuss two animated films you don’t want to show to the kids: Heavy Traffic (1973) and Perfect Blue (1997).