I suppose it’s worth noting that the very first Blu-Ray movie we bought was an anime–Paprika.
This movie is about a device-the DC Mini-that can access dreams. However, everything goes out of control when people not wearing the device end up in the dreams, dreams are in reality, and it doesn’t appear to matter if you wear the device or are just exposed to it. It’s kind of a mindfuck of a movie, but that’s what makes it entertaining.
Here’s the problem, though: the DC Mini isn’t just some far-out concept thought up by silly Japanese people. The movie is the DC Mini.
I say this because ever since I watched Paprika several days ago, I’ve had absolutely crazy dreams. I’m a naturally crazy dreamer so I didn’t think things could get much weirder, but oh they have. My brother, on the other hand, said he quit dreaming years ago but now, after Paprika, he’s dreaming again. Vivid, crazy dreams at that.
So you watch a movie about a device that goes haywire so that just by being around it, dreams start seeping into reality…only to realize too late that by watching the movie, in reality you start having crazy dreams.