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Episode 80: Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
April 24, 2018

A different kind of Phantom menace

Title: Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 106 mins
Release Date: July 11, 2001
Director: Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara
Writer(s): Al Reinert, Jeff Vintar
Starring: Ming-Na Wen, Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Donald Sutherland, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Peri Gilpin
Company: Square Pictures

No one was better suited to convert the role playing mechanics of the best-selling Final Fantasy video games into stirring cinema than series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. But dreams of writing and directing the world’s most photo-realistic animated movie crashed to earth like a meteor when The Spirits Within landed in theaters in summer 2001. Gaia only knows what podcasters Justin, Arnie, and Stuart will find inside the wreckage of this poetic tale of parasitic alien invasion! So let down your defense shields and listen now!


Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within


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