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Old 06-16-04, 01:58 PM
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Casshern and Appleseed

I'm almost positive these are still in wide theatre release in Japan, but I could be wrong. Would anyone have any info of when they might come to DVD?

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Old 06-16-04, 02:07 PM
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Those and "Devilman" are some of my most wanted Japanese flicks.
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Ok, maybe because I haven't had my coffee yet... but what's up with these "when will this be out?!" questions regarding films that are still screening?

must... get... coffee... now...
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I wasn't sure if it was still in screening...I'd guessed they both might still be since I think they were released in April, but I wasn't sure. I'm assuming that they're both still in theatres?

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From COming Soon-
Geneon Entertainment, a division of Dentsu, Inc., announced today the acquisition for worldwide distribution theatrical and home video rights, excluding Japan and Korea, for the feature film Appleseed. Leaders in introducing anime to new audiences around the world, Geneon Entertainment acquired the rights from Micott & Basara.

The North American theatrical distribution is tentatively scheduled for late Summer 2004, followed by a home video release. Appleseed marks the first film under the new Geneon Films umbrella; a division dedicated to marketing and distributing live action and other animated feature films from Japan and Asia, around the world. Geneon Entertainment also acquired North American and European distribution rights for Tetsujin 28th. The company has released the anime masterpiece Akira, Patlabor WXIII and the Japanese blockbuster hit Onmyoji.

Based on the manga story by Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell) and directed by Shinji Aramaki (Bubblegum Crisis), Appleseed features a groundbreaking animation style, "3D Live Anime," utilizing motion capture animation techniques. Appleseed was released theatrically in Japan earlier this year.

"Long before its debut during the American Film Market in February, the buzz about 'Appleseed' has grown at a rapid rate," said Yosuke Kobayashi, president/CEO, Geneon Entertainment. "The animation style is like none other, and anime gurus, curious fans and general audiences will be attracted to this amazing sci-fi adventure."

With eye-popping, in-your-face visuals, Appleseed boasts a new form animation called "3D Live Anime." A combination of groundbreaking three-dimensional computer animation, in conjunction with two-dimensional character animation recreates the best qualities of traditional cel-based anime. The creative team behind the innovative animation style includes director Aramaki and producer Fumihiko Sori, whose credits include CG animation work on Titanic and directing the international sleeper hit Ping Pong.

Using cutting-edge music as the backdrop for this visual tour de force, the Appleseed soundtrack features an eclectic mix of music from around the world, including new tracks created by Japanese artists Boom Boom Satellites, world-renowned DJ/producer Paul Oakenfold (The Matrix Reloaded, Swordfish), Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor) and Basement Jaxx, among others.

Set in the year 2131, after most of the world has been devastated by war, Appleseed chronicles the battle between mankind and bioroids, a race of cybernetic pseudo-clones designed to aid humans in domestic capacities. But when ideologies flare and aggression rises to the surface, the thin veneer of peaceful coexistence is shattered.
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Wow, thanks for the great info Harosa!

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Any new info about the possible DVD releases of the Appleseed anime and Casshern live action flick?

Thanx.
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DVD release info.

http://p088.ezboard.com/fhongkongdvd...cID=7047.topic


It's up for pre-order now at Amazon.jp.co.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/...906689-6869015
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Originally posted by mrhan
DVD release info.

http://p088.ezboard.com/fhongkongdvd...cID=7047.topic


It's up for pre-order now at Amazon.jp.co.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/...906689-6869015
Thanks!

I wonder if this dvd will go OOP real quick
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Yeah thanks for the update! I've been looking for a casshern release date too..
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Is there a link up for Devilman(Debiruman) on amazon yet? I can't seem to find one.
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Nice - Casshern, Appleseed and Devilman are very high interests for me. I just might have to plunk down the dough and get the R2 of Casshern after all!

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Excellent, thanks for the link. Wonder if they'll release some sort of SE or CE that comes with crazy packaging.

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any summaries on what cashern is? it looks like a live movie.

appleseed...
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Casshern looks cool from the trailer I saw a couple months ago. I guess I'll be spending the bucks on it.
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I don't say this often, but that Casshern trailer was kickass. A trailer's never made me do a blind buy but I'm in on this one.

http://www.apple.com/jp/quicktime/tr...ern_large.html
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This is going to be a blind buy for me, too. I might wait for a HK release.
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Awesome. I've been waiting on Casshern.

If only I wasn't moving, I'd pre-order it.

Thanks for the info!
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Awesome..been watching out for this since March.
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So.... did anyone actually see the movie in theaters (in Japan)? Is it any good? Did it break any box office records, etc?
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Originally posted by mrhan
This is going to be a blind buy for me, too. I might wait for a HK release.
Ditto... or, hopefully, a KOR lim. ed.
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So.... did anyone actually see the movie in theaters (in Japan)? Is it any good? Did it break any box office records, etc?
Let's just say that if you are expecting Casshern to action packed like in the trailers, you are going to be very disappointed. The movie leans towards the drama side than action, but I still enjoyed the film. I thought at times the movies was hard to follow cause I kept on getting some characters in the movie mixed up. I need to watch this one again in order to give a definite opinion about the movie.
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Originally posted by Master Killer
Let's just say that if you are expecting Casshern to action packed like in the trailers, you are going to be very disappointed.
Damn!... That's exactly what I was expecting.

Originally posted by Master Killer
The movie leans towards the drama side than action, but I still enjoyed the film.
oh boy ..... I hope I like it.
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Originally posted by Master Killer
Let's just say that if you are expecting Casshern to action packed like in the trailers, you are going to be very disappointed. The movie leans towards the drama side than action
Actually, I think the trailer always suggested the film may have a more cerebral and dramatic core. At least thats what I got from it.

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