Sunday, October 12, 2008
ACF 162: "Death Note II: The Last Name" multi-city screening across U.S.
VIZ Pictures and NCM FATHOM will present a special two-night, multi-city screening of DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME (English dubbed version) at nearly 400 theaters across the United States on October 15 and 16 at 7:30pm local time. VIZ Pictures previously teamed with NCM FATHOM to present the first DEATH NOTE live-action film in a similar event earlier this year. So if you live in just about any major U.S. city, you’ll be able to catch this next chapter of this gripping tale of vigilante “justice” that blends the supernatural with a police procedural.
The theater screenings will also feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes look about the creation of this live-action event, an in-depth interview with director Shusuke Kaneko (who also directed the original DEATH NOTE movie), and a unique profile of the cast.
DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME, like the first film, is based on the hit manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. It picks up right after the conclusion of the original DEATH NOTE movie. Light Yagami joins the investigation team in pursuit of the vigilante/serial killer known as Kira. While super-detective L still strongly suspects (correctly) that Light is Kira, Yagami continues to seek out the real name of L so he can kill him with his Death Note.
Making things even more unpredictable is the emergence of a second “Kira.” This new vigilante has the “Eyes of Death” which enables the owner to know the true identity and lifespan of any person. Light Yagami seeks to learn the identity of the other Kira so they can join forces to get rid of L.
I’ve only seen the subtitled versions of both DEATH NOTE movies, but I’m confident that the dubbed version, since it’s coming from VIZ, will be of high quality. I highly recommend both films.
A complete list of theatre locations, prices and ticket information here. (Theatres are subject to change).
The original DEATH NOTE is available on DVD from VIZ Pictures. Here’s a link to it at Amazon.com, provided purely for your convenience, no benefit – financial or otherwise – accrues to AsianCineFest.