Watched Bunraku last night. The plot is just your basic futuristic, noir, chop-saki, revenge flick - no guns so everyone fights with kung-fu and swords after the collapse - manga thingy. But the art direction and music are very cool. There is no pretense that this isn't a graphic novel/comic book. There are even some fights where the punches are accompanied by blares of horns like the 60's Batman TV series. I almost didn't pick it up because Demi Moore is in it but she is little more than a cameo so I could stand it. I'm thinking BO might like this one for some mindless entertainment that is artful.
Too bad there isn't any actual bunraku but the opening credits are way cool with paper cut-out puppets being manipulated in a bit of an homage to the ancient art of puppet theatre.
Thanks for the rec. Got it queud-up in Netflix to watch tonight.