Imprisoned in a strange village, where the residents are given numbers and get subjected to mind control and escape is impossible due to a large floating white balloon. Sound familiar?
What has just been described is an episode of the Japanese anime series "Lupin III" entitled "Church of the Poison Mind", which reader Des Gorra has found and researched.
Aired in 1978, the episode is not available commercially, but is occasionally screened online via official sources, and Des has kindly investigated the different methods of tracking down the episode, which is well worth watching.
Click HERE to read more details about this fascinating film.
With thanks to Des Gorra for this news item.