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Ultraman Cosmos: The Blue Planet (Alternate Version) 
10th-Apr-2008 09:41 pm
Accidentally, I bought the version with 13 year old Musashi, which got made because of the scandal involving Musashi's actor. A little disappointed, but I didn't (and still don't) really mind. This would be the chance for me to see how good Tsuburaya is at cutting and pasting events from the original movie version.

It is not what I expected, because I just never considered the possibility of the young Musashi seeing future events (flash-forwards? as flashbacks are for past events). I was thinking more of alternate reality, where (most of) the original events take place, with the young Musashi participating in place of the regular Musashi. He actually does that, standing in for the regular Musashi to some extent, but not as seamlessly as I supposed. In the end, he remarks something to the effect of what he witnesses is probably all in a dream.

(Ha, I thought they cut out the regular Musashi completely, but they left him in, because it would be awkward to not show him at all, only just not with his face clearly seen.)
Earth Day
10th-Apr-2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
I just have the original version, where Serious McSeriouspants gets bukkake-d with a bottle of something-or-other.

What's the plot for this alternate Blue Planet like?
10th-Apr-2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
...I'm sorry, that was me. LJ musta logged me out for some reason. D%
10th-Apr-2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
That's cool. LJ does that to me a lot too. ^^; (In fact, it just did.)

What's the plot for this alternate Blue Planet like?

Um...there is the young Musashi, who has joined SRC as a special agent (or maybe that's in his dream, I'm not sure). Anyway, Sal (the mer girl from the original movie) finds Musashi at his hideout (the tower) and basically shows him the events from the original movie. Musashi is confused for a while with all Sal's talk of "future him" helping her and her people. And when he asks to see his future self, Sal says he can't because it's against the rule (of what, I have no idea, but nice save there anyway, plot-wise). After a while, whenever the regular Musashi says something, the viewers hear the voice of young Musashi instead. It's like he seems to know what his future self is going to do, including wanting to be one with Cosmos. But, at the end of the movie, he seems to discount everything as happening in his dream, perhaps to account for the fact that he doesn't seem to remember any of his surreal experiences in the future.

...where Serious McSeriouspants gets bukkake-d with a bottle of something-or-other.

Ah ha ha. Are you referring to Sal's too-serious friend? That's sake, I think, which Sal tries to drink but finds too bitter. (The wedding in Saipan is just touched on very briefly in this alternate version. I think only the fights (by Team SEA, Team EYES and the Ultramen) remain mostly intact.)
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