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Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie - Pyramid of Light (2004)

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie (original title)
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Underneath the sands of Egypt, Anubis, an ancient evil spirit, has awakened. It's up to Yugi, who defeated Anubis centuries ago, to use his skill and determination to rid the world of evil once again.

Director:

Hatsuki Tsuji

Writers:

Masahiro Hikokubo (original story), Michael Pecoriello | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gregory Abbey ... Tristan Taylor (voice) (as John Campbell)
Sebastian Arcelus ... Additional Voices (voice)
Ben Baron Ben Baron ... Additional Voices (voice)
Amy Birnbaum ... Tea Garnder (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ... Solomon Moto (voice) (as Maddie Blaustein)
Christopher Collet ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Andrew Paull)
Darren Dunstan Darren Dunstan ... Max-A-Million Pegasus (voice)
Wayne Grayson ... Joey Wheeler (voice)
Dan Green ... Yugi Moto / Yami Yugi (voice)
Kôji Ishii Kôji Ishii ... Anubis (voice)
Shunsuke Kazama ... Yugi Muto / Yami Yugi (voice)
Hidehiro Kikuchi Hidehiro Kikuchi ... Hiroto Honda (voice)
Ted Lewis ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Ed Paul)
Tadashi Miyazawa Tadashi Miyazawa ... Sugoroku Muto (voice)
Lisa Ortiz Lisa Ortiz ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

Yugi, a smaller than average high school student, and an easy target for bullies, is given an ancient Egyptian riddle called the "Millennium Puzzle" by his grandfather, a local game shop manager. Yugi pieces the puzzle together and unexpectedly becomes the powerful "Game King." Now when Yugi gets into sticky situations, the "Game King" takes over and protects Yugi and his friends. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Taglines:

Agora a disputa e para valer! (Now the dispute is for real!) (Brazil DVD release) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for scary combat and monster images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the beginning of the movie, a group of archaeologists discovered Anubis's tomb. Their appearance is similar to the archaeologists who discovered the Dark Puzzle in the first episode of the first series. See more »

Goofs

During the simulation, "Slifer The Sky Dragon"'s effect doesn't activate when Kaiba summons his "Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon". See more »

Quotes

Joey Wheeler: Hey, didn't nobody teach ya you say it, not spray it?
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Alternate Versions

For the theatrical and TV version aired in Japan, all the cards were translated into Japanese, using the Japanese sound effects, using the Japanese character names using the Japanese soundtrack and adding 12 minutes of footage. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Detention (2011) See more »

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The Great Pretender
Performed by The Jon Frederik Band
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A Waste of Time
31 December 2005 | by Drake_ClawfangSee all my reviews

Truth be told, I'm a big fan of Yugioh. I play the card game, the video games, and watch the anime all the time. So as a hard-core fan, even I have to say, this movie sucked. Big time.

Truth be told,the plot sounds good, and the movie had potential. Anubis, an evil sorcerer, awakens from a 5000 year old sleep and, like most villains, goes to destroy the world. And guess what? He's got the 8th Millennium Item, the Pyramid of Light (picture a blue version of the Millennium Puzzle) to help him do it. To defeat him, Yugi and the gang have to travel into the Millennium Puzzle to defeat him, and battle all sorts of mummies along the way. Now, had the movie focused on the gang's battle against Anubis, then it would have been watchable.

Then, the monkey wench came in the form of 2 words; Seto Kaiba. Maximillion Pegasus appears, but he ain't the villain. And even the evil sorcerer Anubis can't be the big bad, he only appears for about 10 seconds (egxagerating here). Nope, it's Kaiba and his obsession to beat Yugi (this guy needs a hobby!) that drives the movie, start to finish.

Anyone who has watched the anime knows how annoying Kaiba can be. You'd think that, if the guy runs a multi-national corporation, he'd have a brain. But even Kaiba can't figure out something's wrong when Anubis whispers in his ear, and the monster attacks physically hurt the duelist. Guess he doesn't have a brain! The movie simply combines 2 good elements that mix to form nothing: A card game and an undead evil. Picture the cast of The Mummy playing poker, and you'll get an idea of how bad the movie was. It was basically a 90 minute episode of Yugioh. It contributes nothing to the anime, and actually creates a huge plot hole (the opening sequence mentions Yugi has been dueling for 3 years, meaning that seasons 3 and 4 in the anime take place at least 2 years apart). And the Pyramid of Light is never mentioned ever again, nor is Anubis, and all cards seen in the film are never seen again either. If I, as a fan didn't like this movie, how enjoyable do you think it would be for a non-fan? Save yourself an hour an a half, and skip seeing this.


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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,485,494, 15 August 2004

Gross USA:

$19,887,556

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,266,490
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX | SDDS | DTS (as dts) (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Digital (as Dolby Digital) (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Atmos (re-release) (Dolby Atmos) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color
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