The 40-minutes VR movie named ‘Miyubi’ is released by the VR Studio Felix & Paul and is quite possibly the longest virtual reality film ever made. The film being a family-friendly movie and that too belonging to the comedy genre is quite unlike what you’d expect from such a lengthy-VR film.
Made by Studio Felix & Paul with the help of Funny or Die, the film is set in te 1980s, and the user of the VR headset gets to experience the movies as a Japanese robot named Miyubi. What happens is that a businessman gets Miyubi as Christmas present for his son. When the bot comes home, viewers get to have an extraordinary insight into a loved and yet trouble family.
Although there are several virtual reality movies, Miyubi feels like a VR movie (unlike others) largely because of the length of the film. It’s basically Kitschy ‘80s dramedy with a really good story. Some of the emotions you find in the movie are sympathy, nostalgia, among others. A lot happens in the film for you to be engaged all through the forty minutes. The narration has a natural approach, and as it happens with new technologies, it gets replaced by old ones.
The 360 format viewing experience give you a more naturalistic feel and even while you focus on something that is happening in the scene, you can stray your eyes for a good VR experience.
“You go through the experience as a robot part of the family. No one’s ever done this before, something that’s 40 minutes and at this level, with professional actors and with an established studio.” – Senior Programmer and Chief Curator of New Frontier Shari Frilot
When it comes to watching good movies, be it exclusively made for the VR or not, there are ways for one to do that. Movie streaming and downloading apps like ShowBox offers plenty of options to chose from, some being the latest films and even television series. As for Miyubi, we’d have to wait. The film will soon be available on Vr headsets like Oculus Rift and Gear VR.