S3E5 - Alita: Battle Angel (2019)


Hello everyone, 

In this episode of Heroic Purgatory, we discuss the 2019 American film, Alita: Battle Angel, based on the Japanese manga Gunnm by Yukito Kishiro. Is James Cameron's and Robert Rodriguez' adaptation faithful to the source material, or is it just another run-of-the-mill Hollywood blockbuster. Listen to what John and Jason have to say about the film. 

We hope you enjoy!



  • Toronto International Film Festival 2023 (September 07th - 17th) opens with Hayao Miyazaki’s “How Do You Live?” - Picked up by Gkids in America and renamed “The Boy and the Heron.” in addition to many other Asian films.
  • San Sebastian International Film Festival 2023 will also screen Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Boy and the Heron