In the early 1990s, animator Peter Chung presaged the bleak futurism of THE MATRIX with his cutting-edge animated series AEON FLUX. The edgy cult favorite originated as a sequence of film shorts aired as part of MTVs animation showcase, Liquid Television, but proved to be so popular that it was soon expanded into its own full-length series. Moody and stylish, the sci-fi-themed series chronicled the morally ambiguous adventures of its titular antiheroine, Aeon Flux, an acrobatic and bondage-clad secret agent who carried out her mercenary missions in a futuristic, BLADE RUNNER-like society. In addition to a unique visual style that echoed Japanese anime, the series distinguished itself with experimental narrative that eschewed continuity, plot, and even dialogue for a distinctly postmodern slice of sci-fi nihilism. Innovative and highly influential, AEON FLUX is presented in its entirety.
Optional Commentary By Peter Chung And Drew Neuma, Aeon Flux Pilot, Aeon Flux Shorts, Featurettes, Production Art, Other Works By Peter Chung, Liquid Television Shorts
Release Date: 13 February 2006
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Main Language: English