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Tokyo Film Festival to Feature Special Screenings of 'The Expendables 3' and Martin Scorsese Doc

19 September 2014 6:11 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Tokyo International Film Festival announced a 21-movie lineup for its special screenings section Friday, including The Expendables 3; Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi's documentary about the The New York Review of Books, The 50 Year Argument; and The Cathedrals of Culture documentary series, with episodes from Robert Redford and Wim Wenders. The festival will also feature the premiere of Garm Wars The Last Druid from cult anime director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), which promises a pioneering hybrid style of live-action and computer animation. In addition, Japanese audiences will finally get a chance to see Bollywood

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Tokyo to screen Big Eyes footage

19 September 2014 4:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (Tiff) has announced its Special Screenings line-up of high-profile films from Japan and abroad.    

Aside from previously announced opening and closing films - Big Hero 6 and Parasyte - world premieres in Special Screenings include Mamoru Oshii’s Japan-Canada coproduction Garm Wars The Last Druid, a “hybrid animation fusing pioneer CG and live-action technologies”.

Also, Isshin Inudo’s romance Miracle: Devil Claus’ Love And Magic, Sebastian Masuda’s The Nutcracker 3D and Kiyotaka Taguchi’s The Next Generation - Patlabor - Episode 10, a live action version of Mobile Police Patlabor with special footage to screen with commentary from general director Oshii.

The line-up will also include a look at footage from upcoming Tim Burton feature Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. It opens in the Us on Dec 25.

The festival will run Oct 23-31.

Special Screenings

Title/country/director, Wp - World Premiere

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Mamoru Oshii Gets Double Billing in Tokyo Festival’s Special Screenings Section

19 September 2014 4:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tokyo – Two new movies by sci-fi auteur Mamoru Oshii will unspool in the special screenings section of the

Tokyo International Film Festival, (Oct. 23-31)

The 21-title section showcases movies set for release in Japan in the fall and winter and includes a strong local sci-fi contingent. 

In addition to the previously announced “Parasyte,” the Takashi Yamazaki alien invasion pic that will close the festival, the section will screen live-action/animation hybrid “Garm Wars — The Last Druid” and the live-action “The Next Generation — Patlabor (episode ten).” Oshii is credited as the general director on the latter picture, Kiyotaka Taguchi as the director. 

Shinji Aramaki’s animation “Appleseed Alpha” will get its Asian bow, while Tetsuro Araki’s animated sci-fi epic “Attack on Titan,” the first of a two-parter, will have its world premiere. 

Among U.S. titles in the section are Atom Egoyan’s “Devil’s Knot,” “The Expendables 3,” “Jon Favreau’s “Chef, »

- Mark Schilling

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Competition: Win ‘Psycho-Pass Complete Season 1 Collection’ on Blu-ray

10 September 2014 1:50 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Leap into the world of Psycho-Pass, a thrilling, futuristic and gripping new crime drama brought to you by Production I.G. (Ghost In The Shell, Blood-c, The End Of Evangelion) that echoes hard-hitting film and TV series such as Minority Report, Judge Dredd and The Tomorrow People.

Brace yourself for a hardboiled, sci-fi thriller from the creator of Madoka Magica and the studio that brought you Ghost in the Shell. Welcome to a world where just thinking about a crime is enough to enough to make you guilty. Bad intentions can no longer be hidden, and the police know exactly which tainted minds are about to cross over to the wrong side of the law. The great equalizer in the war on thugs is the Dominator, a futuristic weapon that can read minds and assess the risk that a citizen will turn criminal. Cops work in teams made up of Enforcers and Inspectors. »

- Phil Wheat

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The Puppet Master Brings Ghost In The Shell to the Tivoli Midnights This Weekend

7 September 2014 6:26 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“As a sentient lifeform, I hereby demand political asylum!”

Ghost In The Shell plays this weekend (September 12th and 13th) at The Tivoli at midnight as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli midnight series.

Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost In The Shell (1995) is one of the ultimate nerd movies. It’s science fiction anime aimed at smart audiences, and one that raised the bar for Japanese animation. Its complex story is set in a society where being a full-flesh human is no longer the norm. Is humanity losing its existence or is it loosely defined? Cyborgs are part human, part machine, and a continuation of a previously “whole” human entity. Major Motoko Kusanagi, a full-replacement cyborg in the national security division Section 9, is investigating a mysterious hacker who goes by the name “The Puppet Master.” It may be apparent throughout the film that many of its aspects and ideas »

- Tom Stockman

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Margot Robbie Could Lead the Live-Action ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Remake

4 September 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Margot Robbie made audiences know her name in a big way last year as Jordan Belfort’s second, more glamorous (sorry, Cristin Milioti) and gloriously assertive Brooklynite, lingerie-designing wife in The Wolf of Wall Street. Since then, she has been racking up the lead roles. It doesn’t take much more than a nod from Martin Scorsese to let everyone know you’re alright. The Australian actress has a full roster of upcoming projects: she stars opposite Will Smith in the rom-com caper Focus, will appear alongside Michelle Williams and Kristin Scott Thomas in the French WWII flick Suite Française, is exploring a post-apocalyptic landscape with Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor in Z for Zachariah and swinging onto the big screen as the next Jane to Alexander Skarsgard’s Tarzan. Robbie clearly hasn’t pegged herself down as being a specific kind of actress, and she’s furthering that perception by entering early talks to star in »

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'Wolf Of Wall Street' Star Margot Robbie Circling Live-Action 'Ghost In The Shell' Remake

4 September 2014 6:50 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Hollywood is banking big on actress Margot Robbie. The Australian star broke out in a huge way last year as the female lead in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street," and has immediately become a much-in-demand name around town. She's starring opposite Will Smith in next spring's con-rom-com "Focus"; she has joined Michelle Williams in the ensemble of awards-touted period drama "Suite Francaise"; is appearing with Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor in post-apocalyptic drama "Z For Zachariah"; and will portray the most famous Jane in movie history in David Yates and Warner Bros' megabudget reboot of "Tarzan." And just now she's mooted to have scored her first solo blockbuster lead in a project that's been in the works for aeons. According to Deadline, Robbie is in early talks to star in "Ghost In The Shell," DreamWorks' live-action remake of the classic anime. Released in 1995, directed by Mamoru Oshii and based on a. »

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New Ghost In The Shell 25th Anniversary Poster

1 September 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Japanese anime Ghost In The Shell is an Empire-acclaimed world cinema great, with the manga on which it's based celebrating its 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the film has an upcoming re-release. It has a new poster to mark the occasion. Click below for a closer look. What’s so good about this film? Easy. It’s a feast of blistering visuals that wears its cyberpunk spirit on its sleeve and helped set up big Hollywood sci-fis ahead. Filmmakers from James Cameron to Steven Spielberg have acknowledged the influence of Mamoru Oshii’s animation, while Lana and Andrew Wachowski have pointed to it as a key Matrix touchstone.With shades of Philip K. Dick, the story sets a cyborg gumshoe on the trail of shadowy hacker The Puppet Master. But is she human or is she dancer just a machine? Those philosophical questions will obviously be familiar to Blade Runner »

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New Ghost In The Shell Poster Marks Its 25th Anniversary Re-Release

1 September 2014 8:02 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

While we await the live-action version which is (apparently) in the works with Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders at the helm, we can make do with the 25th anniversary re-release of Mamoru Oshii's Ghost In The Shell; which will return to theatres on Sep 27th, followed a week later by its sequel. Empire have debuted a new one-sheet for the movie, which you can see below. The original Ghost In The Shell Manga was written by Masamune Shirow, and the subsequent film adaptation is up there with Akira as a benchmark Anime on which all that followed would be judged against. The story follows a member of an agency known as Section 9 named Motoko Kusanagi, as she searches for a mysterious hacker known as the Puppet Master. The live action film will be produced by Avi Arad, and Steven Paul. »

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Ghost in the Shell returning to cinemas for 25th anniversary

12 August 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ghost in the Shell will return to cinemas to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the manga.

The classic anime will be screened in selected Picturehouse cinemas in September.

2014 marks a quarter century since Masamune Shirow's manga debuted in 1989.

Mamoru Oshii's groundbreaking film was released in 1995.

Set in 2029, Ghost in the Shell centres around cyborg security officer Motoko Kusanagi and her Section 9 colleagues, who are set on the trail of a dangerous hacker.

The film famously explores themes of consciousness and humanity.

Ghost in the Shell will return to cinemas from September 27. »

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Fantasia draws record numbers

10 August 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Montreal’s genre festival ran from July 17-Aug 6 and saw audiences of more than 129,000; its Frontières co-production market also drew a record attendance, up 30% on 2013.

With more than 129,000 people attending screenings and events over its 18th year, Fantasia International Film Festival co-director Mitch Davis (pictured) has marked the event as an “extraordinary” year.

Speaking to Screen, Davis was particularly pleased that the smaller films shone through.

“We showcased just over 160 feature films, which is more than our norm and is, frankly, no subtle number,” said Davis. “The worry in doing that is the chancing that certain so-called smaller films could somehow fall between the cracks.

“I’m thrilled to say that this didn’t happen. It’s often the smaller independent discovery titles that we have some of the strongest love for and we go the extra mile to make sure they stand out and even then, anything could happen. Happily, a good »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Fantasia co-director hails mighty year

10 August 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Montreal’s genre festival ran from July 17-Aug 6 and saw audiences of more than 129,000; its Frontières co-production market also drew a record attendance, up 30% on 2013.

With more than 129,000 people attending screenings and events over its 18th year, Fantasia International Film Festival co-director Mitch Davis (pictured) has marked the event as an “extraordinary” year.

Speaking to Screen, Davis was particularly pleased that the smaller films shone through.

“We showcased just over 160 feature films, which is more than our norm and is, frankly, no subtle number,” said Davis. “The worry in doing that is the chancing that certain so-called smaller films could somehow fall between the cracks.

“I’m thrilled to say that this didn’t happen. It’s often the smaller independent discovery titles that we have some of the strongest love for and we go the extra mile to make sure they stand out and even then, anything could happen. Happily, a good »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Fantasia 2014 Award Winners Include Cybernatural and Closer to God; 2015 Dates Announced

9 August 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

This past Wednesday, August 6th, saw the close of the 18th edition of Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival; and now that the dust has settled, we have the full list of this year's award winners plus the Fest's dates for 2015.

From the Press Release:

Returning to its home at Concordia University after the location’s massive 2013 renovations, the acclaimed Fantasia International Film Festival, North America’s longest-running genre film fest, benefited from having three theaters in which to screen its record 160+ films.

Among the numerous highlights that took place during the three-week festival were the crowd-pleasing, revelatory world premieres of Leo Gabriadze’s Cybernatural (review here), Sarah Adina Smith’s The Midnight Swim, and Bennett JonesI Am A Knife With Legs. Also of note were massively successful screenings of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, Lee Su-jin’s Han Gong-ju, Keishi Otomo’s Rurouni Kenshin – Kyoto Inferno, »

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Fantasia Int’l Film Festival Awards ‘Uzumasa Limelight,’ ‘Infinite Man’

8 August 2014 4:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ken Ochiai’s “Uzumasa Limelight,” pictured, took the Cheval Noir prize at the 18th annual Fantasia Intl. Film Festival in Montreal. Hugh Sullivan’s “The Infinite Man” was named best first film in the New Flesh Award competition while the Satoshi Kon prize for animation went to Mizuho Nishikubo’s “Giovanni’s Island.”

The festival, which ran July 17-Aug. 5,  screend more than 160 films in 216 theatrical presentations. The event received a record 129,000 attendees, up 30% from the 2013 festival.

Leo Gabriadze’s “Cybernatural,” Sarah Adina Smith’s “The Midnight Swim” and Bennett Jones’ “I Am a Knife with Legs” had world premiere screenings, while Mamoru Oshii (“Ghost in the Shell”) and Tobe Hooper (“The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”) were presented with lifetime achievement awards. Other significant screenings include “Boyhood,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Welcome to New York,” “Han Gong-ju,” “Rurouni Kenshin – Kyoto Inferno” and “Frank.”

The next edition is scheduled to for July 16-Aug. »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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Ghost in the Shell 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Announced

10 July 2014 11:17 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The phrase “get out of my head” is literal when it comes to The Puppet Master in the groundbreaking anime film Ghost in the Shell, based on the world-renowned manga by Masamune Shirow. In celebration of the movie’s 25th anniversary this year, Anchor Bay is releasing a new Ghost in the Shell Blu-ray with a fresh HD transfer that’s sure to please fans of the sci-fi classic.

The Ghost in the Shell 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray hits shelves on September 30th. Special features have yet to be announced, but we’ll let Daily Dead readers know when they are revealed. Check out the official press release for the movie’s synopsis and further details, and we also have the Blu-ray cover art and trailer for the film:

Press Release - “25 years ago, a breathtaking leap in the history of animation stunned and amazed audiences, with the release of »

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Fantasia unveils full line-up

10 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Montreal-based genre festival to screen over 160 films at its 18th edition, which runs July 17-Aug 6.

Fantasia International Film Festival has unveiled the full line-up for its 18th edition, which takes place in Montreal from July 17-Aug 6.

Along with those previously announced in the first two waves, this year’s festival will also host the world premieres of Gun Ho Jang’s Heavenly Sword, Simon Boisvert’s Bold & Brash: Filmmaking Boisvert Style, Nick Szostakiwskyj’s Black Mountain Side, Maude Michaud’s Dys-, Chad Archibald & Matt Wiele’s Ejecta and LeRoy McCoy’s McCoy the Space Cowboy.

As previously announced, Jacky in the Kingdom of Women and Welcome to New York bookend this year’s festival.

Strands

Jonas Alexander Amby’s Cannes title When Animals Dream will receive its North American premiere as part of the festival’s Camera Lucida strand, which will also screen the likes of Josephine Decker’s Thou Wast Mild and Lovely and the North »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Fantasia Film Fest announces full line-up

10 July 2014 9:31 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

Following previous announcements of their film lineup, the Fantasia International Film Festival has released their full lineup of movies to be shown at the 18th Annual festival, starting July 17.

New additions to the lineup include 2014 Cannes Selection When Animals Dream, directed by Jonas Alexander Amby and the return of Fantasia’s showcase of animated films, Axis.

Tickets for the festival go on sale starting July 16, and the festival runs through August 5.

View the whole press release of additional announcements below:

 

 

Fantasia Celebrates Its 18th Birthday

With Over 160 Feature Films Montreal, Thursday July 10, 2014 – 2014 is the year that Fantasia turns 18. We can’t believe it either. Fantasia’s 18th birthday means over 160 features and something in the neighborhood of 300 shorts, many being shown for the first time on this continent, a good number screening here for the first time anywhere in the world.In addition to being stacked with a multitude of breathtaking debut filmmaker discoveries, »

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Welcome to New York to close Fantasia

26 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Abel Ferrara’s controversial Dsk feature to receive North American premiere at the genre festival, which has announced its second wave of programming.

Welcome to New York will receive its North American premiere as the closing film of this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival.

Abel Ferrara’s controversial feature, loosely based on the Dsk scandal, is part of the second wave of programming for the Montreal-based genre festival, along with the international premiere of Masayuki Ochiai’s reboot Ju-on: The Beginning of the End.

The second wave includes three additional world premieres – Tim Grabham & Jasper Sharp’s The Creeping Garden, Joseph O’Brien’s The Devil’s Mile and Chad Archibald’s The Drownsman – while the likes of Brian O’Malley’s Let Us Prey and Maximilian Erlenwein’s Stereo receive their North American premieres at this year’s edition.

Nicholas McCarthy’s At the Devil’s Door (formerly Home), Wong Jin’s From Vegas to Macau »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Italy’s Notorious Pictures debuts on Aim

23 June 2014 10:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Company’s increased acquisition drive includes post Cannes purchase of boxing drama Bleed For This.  

Rome-based distributor Notorious Pictures made its debut today on the Italian Aim market, the country’s alternative capital market for small and medium-sized companies.

Founded in 2012, the company has seen rapid growth over the last 18 months, climbing to number four in Italy’s distributor rankings for the first three months of 2014, from number 10 in 2013.

Notorious Pictures CEO and founder Guglielmo Marchetti told ScreenDaily in an exclusive interview that the €7.5m ($10m) raised through the move would be used to increase acquisitions and enter production.

The €7.5m ($10m) represents roughly 10.3% of the company’s total capital, said Marchetti, who controls the remaining 89.7%.

“Becoming a public quoted company is an important step for Notorious,” said Marchetti. “It gives us access to new sources of finance which will enable us to further expand.

“There are two poles of growth we want to pursue. Firstly »

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Hey, Toronto! Anime Icon Oshii Mamoru Is Coming To Town For Twitch Presented Retrospective Techno/Human

19 June 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Hey, Toronto! It's not all that often that an honest to god icon comes to town but it's happening in July with Ghost In The Shell director Oshii Mamoru on hand as part of the Twitch presented mini-retrospective Techno / Human: The Films Of Mamoru Oshii. And, yes, it would have been a maxi-retrospective if not for the fact that nobody seems to know who holds the rights to many of his titles on these shores these days - I'd written the program notes and everything - but we're getting the big stuff! On the docket will be:In Conversation With Mamoru Oshii - a live, on stage interview taking place Saturday July 12th at 6:30 pm. Oshii will also personally present screenings of Ghost In...

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