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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 »

- Derek Anderson

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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, »

- Brian Welk

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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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Fantasia 2014 Announces First Wave of Programming

19 June 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival will be taking place once again in Montreal and the first wave of programming has been announced, revealing an eclectic mix of genre films from around the world:

“Montreal, June 19, 2014 – The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. Our full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed shortly, but in the meantime, here’s an early First Wave Announcement of several selected highlights and info to whet your appetite.

Unveiling Our 2014 Poster Art: Fantasia Pays Tribute To Three Legendary Figures Of The Fantastic

On May 7 of last year, Ray Harryhausen, filmmaker and stop-motion special effects pioneer, passed away at the age of 92. Mr. Harryhausen created some of the most beloved and innovative fantastic film imagery of all time in such classics as The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad »

- Jonathan James

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Fantasia 2014: First Wave Of Titles Announced

19 June 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

If the first batch of titles from this years Fantasia International Film Festival is any indication, it promises to be a banner year.  Opening with the Charlotte Gainsbourg headlined gender-Cinderella-comedy Jacky in the Kingdom of the Women, the festival is also presenting a lifetime achievement award for Mamoru Oshii (accompanied by a remastered presentation of Ghost in The Shell). Scoring another coup, there will be a special screening of James Gunn's much anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy on offer during the festival.But the meat of the announcement is the swath of new films from around the world, including new work from the directors of Inside, Alaxandre Bustillo & Julian Maury, as well as Richard Linklater, Toyoda Toshiaki, The Mo Brothers, John McNaughton, Nakata Hideo, Iguchi Noboru, The Spierig Brothers,...

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Fantasia 2014: New Artwork; First Wave Titles Include Among the Living, Monsterz, Predestination, Cybernatural, The Harvest, Suburban Gothic, Killers, and More!

19 June 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The grandaddy of all film fests, Fantasia 2014, is set to kick off on July 17th, and we have this year's artwork to share along with the first wave of event and film announcements.

From the Press Release:

The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. Our full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed shortly, but in the meantime here’s an early First Wave Announcement of several selected highlights and info to whet your appetite.

For this year’s edition and onwards, Fantasia will be returning to the freshly renovated Concordia Hall Cinema as its main base, which now features an even larger screen, new seating, and upgraded projection and sound.

Unveiling Our 2014 Poster Art: Fantasia Pays Tribute To Three Legendary Figures Of The Fantastic

On May 7 of last year, »

- Debi Moore

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Fantasia Unveils First Titles for 2014!

19 June 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

This year's Fantasia Film Festival is set to kick off on July 17 and as has become tradition for the largest genre festival in the universe, the first batch of titles for 2014 is looking mighty impressive.

The festival will kick off with a newly HD remastered release of Ghost in the Shell to celebrate director Mamoru Oshii's receipt of the Fantasia Lifetime Achievement Award (fingers crossed that this remastered edition makes it's way to blu-ray at some point in the near future). Those travelling to or in Montreal will also have the opportunity to check out Guardians of the Galaxy before everyone else but as great as both of these tidbits of news are, the most impressive part of the news release is the first batch of titles which include John McNaughton's The Harvest [Continued ...] »

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The Fantasia International Film Festival Announces First Wave of Lineup, Poster Art and More

19 June 2014 8:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Earlier today, the Fantasia International Film Festival announced the first phase of events, films and honors that will be given at their 18th annual celebration. The Montreal-based festival will go on from July 17 until August 5.  The event will open with the Canadian premiere of "Jacky in the Kingdom of Women," a political satire that takes place in a land where women are in charger men must remained covered and subversive. Charlotte Gainsbourg stars.  Other highlights include screenings of Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," Mike Cahill's "I Origins" and a special screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy," an upcoming blockbuster starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana.  In addition to the lineup, Fantasia has also announced the recipient for their Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented to Japanese animator Mamoru Oshii, most known for the films "Ghost in Hell" and "Urusei Yatsura."  Fantasia has also shared the poster for this year's festival, »

- Eric Eidelstein

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Fantasia unveils first titles

19 June 2014 8:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Genre festival to open with Jacky in the Kingdom of Women [pictured]; other titles include Guardians of the Galaxy, Boyhood, The Harvest and Suburban Gothic.

Riad Sattouf’s Jacky in the Kingdom of Women will receive its Canadian premiere as the opening film of this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival.

The Montreal-based genre festival runs July 17-Aug 5 and has also announced it will hold a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Other first wave announcements include six world premieres: Leo Gabriadze’s Cybernatural; Jean Luc Herbulot’s Dealer; Aik Karapetian’s The Man in the Orange Jacket; Sarah Adina Smith’s The Midnight Swim; Dan Bush’s The Reconstruction of William Zero; and Richard Bates Jr’s Suburban Gothic.

Fantasia has also announced six international premieres, including John McNaughton’s The Harvest and Park Jae-hyun’s The Huntresses, and ten Canadian premieres such as The Mo BrothersKillers and Mike Cahill’s I Origins.

Richard Linklater’s critically »

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

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Fantasia Film Festival Announces An Astonishing First Wave of 2014 Programming

19 June 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It is that time of the year again in which we start preparing for our favourite film festival in the world. For the unfamiliar, Sound On Sight has delivered some of the best coverage of the Fantasia Film Festival since we first launched back in 2008. In the past we’ve published up to 55 reviews, dozens of features and recorded six podcasts dedicated entirely to the three and a half week long event. So be sure to come visit us again and again throughout the months of July and August, as we will surely be all over the 2014 edition. The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is taking Montreal by storm, starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. They’ve just released their new poster and along with the first wave of films, and as expected, Fantasia’s programmers aren’t disappointing. Here’s the press release. Enjoy!

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Montreal, June 19, 2014 – The 18th annual Fantasia »

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Stunning Live Action Photo Homage to Ghost In The Shell

29 May 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Ghost in the Shell is such an awesome, classic anime. I don't know anyone who has seen that film and hasn't loved it. Earlier this year it was announced that Rupert Sanders would be directing a live action version of the movie, but it's hard to imagine that a big budget Hollywood movie will get it right. The manga was created by Shirow Masamune, and the anime adaptation of it was directed by Mamoru Oshii.

We can only hope that it turns out as good as what Ash Thorp is doing with his live-action Ghost in the Shell photography project, called Project 2501. Thorp brought together a talented team of artists and put together an homage to the animated movie’s opening title sequence. 

Here is a set of photos from the project and an intriguing behind the scenes video of how they are putting it together. It's really quite spectacular. »

- Joey Paur

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Live-Action Patlabor Part 2 Trailer Begins Streaming

16 April 2014 3:25 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The first trailer for Part 2 of Mamoru Oshii's live-action Patlabor series has been released. Titled, "98-Shiki Sakidō Seyo" (Av-98, Relaunch!), Part 2 will air in Japan on May 31st. Related Content: The Live-Action Patlabor Series Releases First Trailer 'Episode 0' Of The Live-Action Patlabor Series Premieres In March Live-Action Patlabor Mini-Series To Feature Real Life Mecha Patlabor also known as Mobile Police Patlabor, is a 1988 anime and manga that centered around the special robotics force of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police as they solved various cases in a then-near-future of 1998. There have been several anime films, anime series, mangas, light novels and video games to date. The film will not be a remake of Mamoru Oshii's (Ghost in the Shell) original anime but will instead tell a completely new story. The project has been dubbed Patlabor - The Third Generation and is set in 2013, where the Tokyo Metropolitan Police force has been disbanded. »

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Marrakech sets 2014 dates

28 January 2014 12:26 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 14th editon of the film festival set to feature a tribute to Japanese cinema.

The 14th Marrakech International Film Festival is to take place from Dec 5-13, 2014.

This year’s festival will pay tribute to Japanese cinema and will welcome a major delegation of actors, directors and producers.

It will also put the spotlight on some of the masters of Japanese filmmaking from Yasujiro Ozu to Kore-Eda Hirokazu, through Kenji Mizoguchi, Mikio Naruse, Akira Kurosawa, Nagisa Oshima, Shohei Imamura, Takeshi Kitano, Hayao Miyazaki, Shinji Aoyama, Naomi Kawaze, Kyoshi Kurosawa, Mamoru Oshii, Takashi Miike and Masaki Kobayashi. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Rupert Sanders to direct Hollywood remake of Ghost in the Shell

27 January 2014 7:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Steven Spielberg's Dreamworks are set to remake the seminal Japanese anime as a live-action English-language movie

Hollywood's plan for a live action English-language remake of seminal Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell has moved a step closer to reality after Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders was hired to direct.

Steven Spielberg, a long-term fan of Mamoru Oshii's 1995 film, bought the rights to remake the 1989 manga comic upon which it is based in April 2009. However, his planned 3D movie failed to make it to the production stage. Spielberg's Dreamworks studio will oversee the revived project, which is based on a new screenplay by The Reluctant Fundamentalist's William Wheeler.

The Ghost in the Shell comic book series follows cyborg detective Major Motoko Kusanagi, team leader of a futuristic Japanese counterterrorism organisation focused on cyber-crime. Three anime films (one made-for-tv) have been based on the comic, of »

- Ben Child

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Rupert Sanders to Direct Live-Action Ghost in the Shell

26 January 2014 8:28 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Mamoru Oshii’s breakthrough anime “Ghost in the Shell” is finally coming to America — as a live-action movie with “Snow White and the Huntsman’s” Rupert Sanders behind the camera. Or at least, that’s the plan. A live-action Hollywood version of Oshii’s 1995 movie “Ghost in the Shell” (created by Masamune Shirow) has been in the works for years now, ever since Steven Spielberg snatched up the remake rights. A writer was even assigned as early as 2009. Fast-forward to five years later, and there’s finally movement. Spielberg and his buddies at DreamWorks are said to have made a deal with Sanders to direct the film, which will chronicle “the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime.” Basically, crazy android/robot fighting awesome sauce. The original “Ghost in the Shell” proved very popular at home and internationally, »

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Dreamworks Producing Live-Action ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Adaptation

24 January 2014 10:03 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Years have passed (literally) since anyone’s talked about re-adapting Masamune Shirow’s landmark manga-cum-anime Ghost in the Shell. First conceived on the page by Shirow in 1989, brought to the big screen in 1995, and sequelized in 2004 (by legendary Japanese filmmaker Mamoru Oshii), the Ghost in the Shell franchise has largely survived as a television property in the intervening decade, as seen in early aughts TV show Standalone Complex and, much more recently, Ova series Arise.

This makes recent developments over a new Ghost in the Shell film potentially very exciting. It turns out that there’s been movement on bringing Shirow’s creation back to theaters with a new update on his original work; Dreamworks, the studio that initially released the truly excellent movie sequel ...

Click to continue reading Dreamworks Producing Live-Action ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Adaptation

The post Dreamworks Producing Live-Action ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Adaptation appeared first on Screen Rant. »

- Andy Crump

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Live-Action Patlabor Mini-Series To Feature Real Life Mecha

16 January 2014 3:07 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Suidobashi Heavy Industry's real-life, function mecha, the Kuratas will feature as a labor robot alongside the law enforcement's Ingram. A full size replica of the Ingram was constructed but it's not functional. You can check out the Kuratas in action below. The first installment in the seven-part Patlabor series will air in Japan on April 5, 2014. Related Content: 'Ghost In The Shell' Director Boards Live-Action Patlabor Full Size Patlabor Mecha Spotted En Route To Live-Action Filming Official Promo Art From Live-Action Patlabor Movie Patlabor also known as Mobile Police Patlabor, is a 1988 anime and manga that centered around the special robotics force of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police as they solved various cases in a then-near-future of 1998. There have been several anime films, anime series, mangas, light novels and video games to date. The film will not be a remake of Mamoru Oshii's (Ghost in the Shell) original anime »

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