Live-Action Attack on Titan Double Bill at the Derby QUAD Cinema on January 22nd

I posted this news story last year on Anime UK News but with the date getting closer a reminder might be in order (apparently, this screening has been hugely popular):

The two live-action Attack on Titan movies will play at Derby’s QUAD Cinema on January 22nd from 8:45 pm. Tickets for the screening of the films are already on sale now and can be purchased at the cinema’s site.

The films adapt Hajime Isayama’s hit manga and were directed by Shinji Higuchi and he is famous for being director of special-effects heavy films like The Floating Castle (2011) and The Sinking of Japan (2006). Reviews already released state that the story has been reimagined and characters have been changed so go into this with an open mind. The titular titans are said to be really creepy and they have been brought to the screen by splatter film director Yoshihiro Nishimura. I have reviewed a number of his works including Helldriver (2011) and Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009).

The film is screened as part of its Satori Screen series which highlights East Asian cinema. Other titles that have featured as part of Satori Screen have included the live-action Rurouni Kenshin (2012) and the Satoshi Kon film Paprika (2006).

Manga Entertainment UK are releasing this one and they are going all in with screenings for films in cinemas across the UK as can be seen for their big roll-out for Yakuza Apocalypse.

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