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With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
Thursday, January 12, 2012
ACF 1305: GANTZ I and II screening in San Francisco on January 14th
NEW PEOPLE CELEBRATES RELEASE OF
II: PERFECT ANSWER WITH SPECIAL THEATRICAL SCREENINGS AT S.F. JAPANESE POP CULTURE THEATRE
Exciting Concluding Chapter Of Kinetic Japanese Sci-Fi Film Epic Based On Popular Manga Series Released On DVD/Blu-ray; NEW PEOPLE In San
Francisco To Screen GANTZ I and GANTZ II On January 14th
NEW PEOPLE Entertainment celebrates the recently announced release of GANTZ II: Perfect Answer on DVD/Blu-raywith a special series of screenings of
the entire GANTZ film saga this
Saturday, January 14th at theS.F. Film Society | NEW PEOPLE Cinema located in San Francisco’s Japantown.
Tickets are $10. Additional ticket and film info is
available at: www.newpeopleworld.com/films.
GANTZ (Dubbed) 1:00pm
GANTZ II: Perfect Answer (Dubbed)
GANTZ II: Perfect Answer (Subtitled)
All those attending the screenings of GANTZ II: Perfect Answer will receive a free full-color GANTZ poster. A special ticket bundle is
also available for $25 (DVD) or $30(Blu-ray)that includes a movie pass, poster,
and either the DVD or Blu-ray release.
How will we face the end? The GANTZ
saga meets its ultimate conclusion in GANTZ II:
Perfect Answer, which offers an intensely gripping story-line yet
to be known to even readers of the original manga series. Determined to
resurrect his friends who have died on previous missions, Kei and other members
trapped in the world of GANTZ aim to score the 100 points needed to break
through and regain their freedom. But with the emergence of a mysterious man investigating the Gantz
members, Gantz begins to act up and the next target shocks the members. Some
fight for love, some for justice but what will each member sacrifice?
GANTZ and GANTZ II: Perfect Answer are based on a
popular manga series created by Hiroya Oku. The ongoing 31-volume sci-fi
action epic has sold more than 16 million copies in Japan and is published in
North America by Dark Horse Comics. The live-action films star leading Japanese actors Kazunari Ninomiya (Letters from
Iwo Jima) and Kenichi Matsuyama (Death
Note, Detroit Metal City).
Ninomiya, best known in America for his role in Clint Eastwood’s 2006
blockbuster, Letters from Iwo Jima,
is both an actor and a singer. He is also world-renowned as a member of the
Japanese boy band “Arashi,” which topped Japan’s music charts in 2009 with the
three best-selling singles.
Matsuyama is currently one of the most sought-after actors in Japanese film and
he has won several awards including Japanese Academy Awards Best New Actor
(2007) and Most Popular Actor (2009). Matsuyama is widely recognized for his
part as L in Death Note (2006), Death Note II: the Last Name (2006) and Death Note: L, change the WorLd (2008)
and also for his portrayal of Johannes Krauser II in the outlandish rock and
roll comedy, Detroit Metal City
(2009). He currently is seen in the U.S. as Toru Watanabe, the lead in TRAN Anh Hung's adaptation of Norwegian Wood, the popular, best-selling novel from Haruki Murakami.
information on GANTZ and other NEW
PEOPLE Entertainment films, visit: www.newpeopleent.com.