Friday, April 19, 2013

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Iron Man 3 to Play in 4DX in Japan

by+Ramin Zahed

Japanese audiences will have a chance to experience Iron Man 3 in a completely new way when the feature plays in 4DX at a theater in Nagoya on April 26. The theater, which is operated by Korona World chain will screen 12 titles a year using the new format, says The Hollywood Reporter.
So what is this 4DX all about? According to the story, the 4D format uses strobe lights and ceiling equipment that can drop bubbles on the audience. The ticket will cost the audience a $13 extra premium for 3D versions and $10 for 2D pics in addition to the average price of admission, which is about $12.50 in Japan.
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First 'R.I.P.D.' Trailer For July Release


The first trailer for the R.I.P.D. feature, featuring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, has been released. The film, which cost around $150 million (see "Mike Richardson Interview--Part 2"), will be released July
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Bento Box: Sailor Moon, Miyazaki and New Zelda


A Link to our Hearts - During a press conference on Wednesday, Nintendo has announced a follow-up game to the massively popular The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The follow-up game will take place in the same world as its predecessor and will utilize 3DS technology for a wholly new gaming experience. Look for more Link (hint: he's the boy!) top-down style fun to drop on American shores for holiday season 2014.
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Warner to Release Justice League: Flashpoint in July

by:+ Ramin Zahed

DC Ent. and Warner Bros. Animation will release the new animated feature Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox on July 30 this year. The PG-13 pic centers on Flash, who wakes up one day to find all his superpowers gone. The release will be available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98), DVD ($19.98) and Digital Download.
Here is the official synopsis of the movie:
“When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for Flash and his family, the event’s temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured, alternate reality where the Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Amidst a new world being ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman’s Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans, Flash must team with a grittier, more violent Batman and government agent Cyborg to restore the continuity of Flash’s original timeline.”
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Right Stuf’s Nozomi Ent. Announces DVD Release of PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 2 Concluding DVD set available on August 6, 2013.

GRIMES, Iowa, April 17, 2013 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are excited to announce the PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 2 DVD set will be available on August 6, 2013.

The Part 2 DVD set will feature the concluding 26 episodes of this classic television series with its original English-language dub. Right Stuf and Nozomi’s two-part home video release will be the first time the Princess Knight series will be available to North American audiences on licensed DVD.

Note: Due to the availability of materials, these DVD releases will utilize the edited and cut, broadcast video footage from Princess Knight’s television syndication during the 1960s and 1970s. (Japanese audio will not be included on these sets because it cannot be synched to the video.)

Also known as “Choppy and the Princess,” the 52-episode anime adaptation of Princess Knight is based upon the best-selling comic (manga) by legendary creator Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Kimba The White Lion) and features animation from Tezuka’s own Mushi Productions. It originally aired on Japanese television from 1967 through 1968, and its English-language adaptation was syndicated throughout the United States in the 1970s and 1980s.

In both anime and manga forms, Princess Knight was among the first titles geared specifically toward a young female (shoujo) audience. The original comic was serialized in Kodansha’s Shoujo Club anthology magazine, from 1953 through 1956, and its sequel series, Twin Knight, was serialized in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi anthology in 1958. The two collected volumes of the Princess Knight manga are currently available to North American readers from Vertical, Inc., which plans to release the sequel series in Summer 2013.

Visit for more information about the series and to pre-order the DVD sets.

It's a dark time in the kingdom of Silverland. The King is missing, and Duke Duralumon used a terrible potion to trick the Queen into revealing Sapphire's secret. Now the entire kingdom knows that their brave young "prince" is actually a girl! As punishment for lying to the people, Sapphire and the Queen have been locked away in lonely Coffin Tower. But Sapphire won't give up hope. She's created a new persona for herself – the mysterious hero Phantom Knight – and she won't rest until her kingdom is out of the evil Duke's clutches for good! The concluding 26 episodes of the classic anime series!

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