TOKYO — Three digital movies were shown for the first time in Japan Tuesday during the eight-day Tokyo Intl. Fantastic Film Festival, which is part of the 1999 Tokyo Film Festival.
“D,” a sci-fi street fight between killer monsters from director Nobuya Okabe, “Sol Bianca,” a Japanese-American animated space opera by director Hiroyuki Ochi and “A-Li-Ce,” a time-warp movie directed by Kenichi Maejima, unspooled to a packed house.
Picture quality was not exactly state of the art but quite passable on the large screen, with impressive sound effects.
A total of 37 films were slated during the TIFFF, which winds up today with David Lynch’s latest work, “The Straight Story,” starring Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek and Harry Dean Stanton.