Akira is one of those films I have to watch pretty much every year and – if anything – it’s getting better with age. It’s also a film I can’t seem to get a widescreen format of, with subtitles instead of the horrendous dubbed version. When I have my own cinema I’ll play this as the second in a teenage psychokenisis double bill (a niche genre, but it’s my cinema) following Carrie.
Now I’m on the subject, my cinema will also have lobby cards, an intermission, ice cream ladies selling Screwballs and an advert for my local curry house. I will also pay people to come in and smoke during the film.