New York City, year 2095. A floating pyramid has emerged in the skies above Manhattan, inhabited by ancient Egyptian Gods. They have cast judgement down upon Horus (a falcon headed god), one of their own. With only seven days to preserve his immortality, he must find a human host body to inhabit, and search for a mate. In the city below, a beatiful young woman, Jill, with blue hair, blue tears and a power even unknown to her, wanders the city in search of her identity aided by a doctor who is fascinated by this mystery of nature. Reality in this world has a whole new meaning as bodies, voices and memories converge with Gods, mutants, mortals and extra terrestrials.
Enki Bilal's film version of his excellent comic from more than 20 years ago is now a movie and I have to say a very well done film version. I do not think many movies can say they did justice to a comic that came before them but Immortal does just that. The story is brought right off the pages and put to film in almost the same way you will remember reading it but I felt the movie was better in some ways even. The mix of live-action and CGI are visually stunning and for the most part they work together perfectly together. The story is very well told and the movie is filled with convincing characters. Some might scratch their heads at some parts of the film which seem to go unexplained but I think that was the whole idea, to get the audience to think and come up with their own ideas. Immortal is not really mainstream Sci-Fi so if that is what your looking for avoid seeing this one but if you like a film that is not only visual eye and ear candy but is also one that makes you use your brain then I highly recommend picking this up. What can I say about this Blu-ray edition,it is simply breath-taking to look at and if you own a home theater system it blows you away with its sound and visuals. The DVD comes with special features that enclude:
5.1 Dolby True HD
English SDH and Spanish Subtitles
30-minute Making Of Featurette
Immortal Theatrical Trailer
Previews. Released by First Look Studios. **** Out Of *****