Critically acclaimed visual feast Redline is set for a DVD and Blu-ray release of February 2011 for the US, and May 2011 for the UK, with an English dub, and erm.. little else. Nevertheless, Redline is a cinematic spectacular, and is hailed as a breath of fresh air in an otherwise increasingly stagnant industry.
The film focuses on JP, a young man with a super-cool retro style and a love for racing along at reckless speeds. He’s earned a large following thanks to his sense of fashion and a habit of crashing spectacularly before he can finish a race. As well as his reputation for dangerous wrecks, he is also on bail for a previous incident that may have involved match-fixing. After losing a race to “Cherry-Boy Hunter” Sonosee and winding up in hospital, things aren’t looking too great. Calamity suddenly turns on its head when a top-ranked racer drops out of the coming Grand Prix “RED LINE” out of fear of the lack of safety. Voted in by popular vote and a love for his ducktail haircut, JP is jetted off to the Miliatarian Robot Planet to be reunited with Sonosee and take part in the one race that will change his life forever.
If you can’t wait until the new year to get your redline fix, head over to San Francisco Bay Area, for VIZ Cinema’s holding a four-day encore screening of Redline from December 6th to December 9th. With subtitles, or to the Leeds International film festival Tomorrow for a special screening.