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Pokemon the Movie: White – Victini and Zekrom to get limited theatrical release in US

Posted in anime, Movies and Films with tags , , , , , , , on September 26, 2011 by Pirate

Yup, it’s true. After all these years, Pokemon will be on the big screen again. It will be in select theaters on December 3 and 4. It will be the first Pokemon film to go in US theaters since Pokemon Heroes in 2003. This is the 14th feature film in the Pokemon anime franchise, along with Pokemon the Movie: Black – Victini and Reshiram, which both opened in Japan this July as a double feature. It is unknown of the Black version will play in US theaters.

This, as stated before, is the 14th film in the Pokemon anime franchise, and the 1st film in the Pokemon: Black and White sub-series. This film follows Ash, Pikachu, Iris, and Cilan as they arrive Eindoak Town, having come to compete in some competition. But trouble arrives when a madman decides to use the legendary Victini to accomplish something possibly sinister.

The two legendary Pokemon featured in this film are Victini, the victory Pokemon who supposedly has infinite energy, and Zekrom, the Deep Black Pokemon, who can cause storms. Both Pokemon are available in the Pokemon: Black and White video game for the Nintendo DS.

In Japan, both films made over 50 million dollars. In North America, the film distribution will be handled by Cinedigm. Cinedigm also previously helped release Yu-Gi-Oh 3D: Bonds Beyond Time this year.

This film is directed by Kunihiko Yuyama (Various Pokemon films, OVAs, and TV series) and animated by Oriental Light and Magic (Pokemon, Berserk). In North America, the anime show airs on Cartoon Network on Saturday mornings.

So, will you be seeing this in theaters?

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Both Mortal Kombat films to get Blu-Ray release!

Posted in Movies and Films, Video Games with tags , , , , on February 4, 2011 by Pirate

Fans of the old Mortal Kombat films will be pleased. Live-action video game-based films Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation will get the Blu-Ray treatment, their first HD release.

The first Mortal Kombat film was released in North American theaters on August 18, 1995. It was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Alien VS Predator, Death Race) and made over 120 million dollars.

The sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation was released on November 21, 1997, and was directed by John R. Leonetti (The Butterfly Effect 2). The film critically panned, but still made over 50 million.

Both films are based on the very popular fighting video game series Mortal Kombat.

Both films will be re-released on Blu-Ray this April. If you are a fan, you will be happy to know that in the bonus features, it comes with the rare Mortal Kombat animated film.

Via DVDactive

Pokemon 13 to air on Cartoon Network in February

Posted in anime, Movies and Films with tags , , , , , on December 23, 2010 by Pirate

It has been over a year since Cartoon Network aired the previous Pokemon film, but next year, the 13th will finally air. Pokemon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions, known in Japan as Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl the Movie: Phantom Ruler: Zoroark. The film will air on February 5th, at 7:00 PM. The film runs at around 120 minutes. The film revolves around a mysterious new Pokemon, Zoroark, that can create illusions.

This film is part of the large Pokemon franchise, which includes a TCG, books, several manga series, including the surprisingly good Pokemon Adventures, which is licensed by Viz Media, differnt anime series, OVAs, various specials and movies, etc. This film will be the fourth and final film in the Diamond and Pearl series. The first three were Pokemon: The Rise of Darkrai, Pokemon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior, and Pokemon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life, all of which aired on Cartoon Network.

The film was released in Japanese theaters in July 2010, and made over US $47 million dollars. The 14th film will be released in Japanese theaters sometime in 2011. This film was animated by OLM (Oriental Light and Magic), who has also done every other single Pokemon anime, film, OVA, and related anime ever. This film was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama (Pokemon: The First Movie, Weather Report Girl). Movie 14 will most likely air on Cartoon Network in 2012.

You can view the official english trailer here.

The Last Unicorn to get Blu-Ray release!

Posted in Movies and Films with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2010 by Pirate

Well, fans of the film rejoice. The Last Unicorn is finally getting a Blu-Ray release. It will be released on February 2011, and the pack will also come with a hi-def DVD, for those who don’t have a Blu-Ray player or a PS3. I saw this film when I was a kid, and it freaked me out, but then, who under the age of 10 didn’t freak out when viewing the animated film?

For those who don’t know, The Last Unicorn is an American animated fantasy film that was released in theaters in 1982. It is based on the book of the same name by Peter S. Beagle. The film ended up making over six million dollars, and opened to pretty good reviews, and the film currently retains a 50% rotten on Rotten Tomatoes, with an 83% viewer approval rating. The film now has a cult following among animation enthusiasts.

The film was directed by Jules Bass (The Little Drummer Boy) and Arthur Rankin Jr (The Stingiest Man in Town). It starred the voice talents of Alan Arkin, Angela Lansbury, Tammy Grimes, Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges, and Christopher Lee. The film is about a unicorn who, upon learning that she is the last unicorn in the world, goes on a quest to find out what has happened to the others.

Lionsgate had previously re-released a DVD in 2007, but it was edited from the original version, which outraged fans.

News from AnimeNewsNetwork

8th Naruto anime film to open in Japanese theatres summer 2011.

Posted in anime, Movies and Films with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2010 by Pirate

Well, that was fast. TOHO announced that the eighth Naruto anime film, based on the ongoing manga series by Masashi Kishimoto, will open in Japan next summer. This will be the 8th Naruto film, and the fifth Shippuden film. The 7th Naruto film had opened in Japan this spring.

In North America, Viz Media hold the rights to the Naruto manga, anime, and films. Viz released the fourth Naruto film early this year, and is expected to release the fifth film next spring. For the 8th film, voice actress Junko Takeuchi will return as the voice of protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. This film has no title yet.

Info from Anime News Network

I would like a Kingdom Hearts TV series.

Posted in anime, Movies and Films, Video Games with tags , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2010 by Pirate

No, really, I would. I like the games, and I think that a single film wouldn’t be able to fully show the whole plot. A anime series would be really cool, and Disney XD could air it.

I wouldn’t ming CGI or normal anime animation. Either would be fine, as long as it was created. I would watch it, for sure. They might have to change some of the voice actors, but thats fine too.

Any thoughts?

EDIT: Sorry if the post seems rushed, but I am in a hurry.

Green Lantern getting video game in 2011

Posted in Movies and Films, Video Games with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2010 by Pirate

To help promote the upcoming live-action movie coming out in 2011, Warner Interactive announced that Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, will be released in Spring 2011.

The game will be on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS. It will follow the plot of the film. It’s being developed by Double Helix Games and Griptonite Games.

This game could be good.