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.

Attack on Titan     

Attack on Titan Live Action Film Poster
Attack on Titan Live Action Film Poster

進撃の巨人 ATTACK ON TITAN「Shingeki no Kyojin: Attack on Titan

Release Date: August 01st, 2015 (Japan)

Running Time: 98 mins.

Director: Shinji Higuchi

Writer: Yusuke Watanabe, Tomohiro Machiyama (Screenplay), Hajime Isayama (Original Manga),

Starring: Haruma Miura, Hiroki Hasegawa, Kiko Mizuhara, Kanata Hongo, Rina Takeda, Ayame Misaki, Jun Kunimura, Satomi Ishihara, Pierre Taki, Nanami Sakuraba, Takahiro Miura,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: 100 years ago, an-eating titans appeared out of nowhere and drove human civilization to the brink of collapse. The last remnants of humanity built a city behind a series of giant walls, bigger than the largest titan known to man, to defend themselves and for 100 years they have lived in peace. But then, one day, a titan bigger than any seen before appears and destroys a wall letting a flood of titans descend upon humanity. Eren Jaeger (Haruma Miura) and his “sister” Mikasa Ackerman (Kiko Mizuhara) join the fight against the titans…

 

Attack on Titan: End of the World      

Attack on Titan End of the World Film Poster
Attack on Titan End of the World Film Poster

進撃の巨人 ATTACK ON TITAN エンド オブ ザ ワールド 「Shingeki no Kyojin: Attack on Titan – Endo obu za Wa-rudo

Release Date: September 19th, 2015 (Japan)

Running Time: 87 mins.

Director: Shinji Higuchi

Writer: Yusuke Watanabe, Tomohiro Machiyama (Screenplay), Hajime Isayama (Original Manga),

Starring: Haruma Miura, Hiroki Hasegawa, Kiko Mizuhara, Kanata Hongo, Rina Takeda, Ayame Misaki, Jun Kunimura, Satomi Ishihara, Pierre Taki, Nanami Sakuraba, Takahiro Miura,

Website   IMDB

 

Synopsis: Eren Jaeger (Haruma Miura) is tasked with sealing a hole in a wall that the Titans are flooding through but he is swamped by the enemy despite the help of Shikishima and others. Even Armin (Kanata Hongo) is in trouble as a titan swallows him but a new, black-haired titan appears and begins to help the human forces…

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