VIEW THE ONLINE VERSION »  
 Eastern Eye Newsletter | Feb 2012 | Gantz 2, Battle Royale, The Raid and more

Well we’re scraping it in to the end of February, but we can still technically call this a Feb newsletter right? I’m pleased this month to be bringing out the final instalment of the GANTZ films, which I personally think are some of the best live-action adaptations of an anime that I’ve seen. GANTZ 2: PERFECT ANSWER even improves on the first film and wraps the story up via a spectacular subway train battle. Having said that, I’m curious to hear what you think is best Anime adaptation out there and why? We’ve got a few double-packs of GANTZ blu-rays to give away to the best answers. Scroll down for more info!

Also out this month is our release of the Director’s Cut version of BATTLE ROYALE. It’s one of those films that already has cult classic written all over it the very first time you see it and its influence on pop culture since, is undeniable. You have the internet currently buzzing with the question of “Is Hunger Games a rip off of Battle Royale?” and certainly there’s no coincidence that actress Chiaki Kuriyama next appeared in KILL BILL as mace-wielding schoolgirl Gogo Yubari, with her bright yellow track suit from BATTLE ROYALE migrating to Uma Thurman’s wardrobe. For those of you who asked, we’re still working on getting a blu-ray release out there – stay tuned!

On the theatrical front, the excitement is certainly building for THE RAID, which comes to cinemas March 22 and we’re proud of the fact that we’ve got it happening before the rest of the world! This is seriously not just one of the best martial arts ever, but a really awesome, adrenaline-filled action film that people just need to get out there and see. So we’re hoping that you can help us get the word out there. If you think the trailer is cool, just by sharing the trailer around, you get a very good chance to get tickets to the sneaky March 14 preview screening nationwide. This is a great chance to see it before everyone else – that’s over a week of bragging rights to friends and co-workers!

Christian Were

- The Eastern Eye guy

Mad Professor
FACEBOOK

GET INVOLVED
Yes, just like all the cool kids, and embarassing parents, we're on Facebook! Yay! Keep even more up to date on all things Madman and join our ever growing army »

THE RAID - In Cinemas March 2012

LATEST NEWS...

 

THE RAID

Witness the final battle of the korean war in "the front line"

Capturing the North meets South theme from JSA: JOINT SECURITY AREA, a murder investigation uncovers a shocking truth about Korea’s attempt to take a strategic hill, dubbed “Aero K”, in the battle that sealed the Korean War. It’s one of the few Korean war films that chooses not to take a patriotic angle in its portrayal, and the production alone involved 14,000 people and the firing of 45,000 bullets! Coming soon to Eastern Eye.

COMP

the raid is video blogging

Director Gareth Evans has added some tantalising behind the scenes footage for THE RAID on his blog. There’s a new video going up every week leading up to the March 22 premiere

 

MORE INFO / WATCH TRAILER MORE INFO / WATCH TRAILER

LATEST NEWS...

giveaway...

Danger 5

danger warrior!

Elsewhere in the Madhouse, we’ve been excited about the release of the DANGER 5 series this month. One of their promos is two kinds of homage to Ultraman and Godzilla, and all kinds of awesome. Check it out below.

COMP

which is the best live-action anime adaptation?

With the release of GANTZ 2: PERFECT ANSWER this month, we thought it’d be good idea to find out what is the best anime adaptation out there? Send us your favourite and why to info@easterneye.com.au. We’ve got a few blu-ray double-packs of both films to give away!

 

MORE INFO / WATCH TRAILER ENTER COMP

NEW RELEASES...

More Info

DVD INFO   BLU-RAY INFO

gantz 2: perfect answer

Several months after the events of GANTZ 1, Kurono faces an impending alien invasion under the order of Gantz, a mysterious giant black orb. As he closes in on the magical "100" score to resurrect his friends, young pop star Eriko is being secretly ordered by Gantz to carry out assassinations, and cop Shigeta inches closer towards finding out the truth about the invading aliens. As the missions get increasingly dangerous, Kurono discovers that the endgame for Gantz is quickly approaching with a massive bloody showdown with the aliens.

  MORE INFO / WATCH TRAILER
More Info

DVD INFO  

battle royale

In the near future, Japan is in a state of collapse. With high unemployment and a generation of youth out of control, the government enacts the Battle Royale programme. Each year, a randomly chosen school class is pitted against itself on an abandoned island in a cruel game of survival. With a former teacher (Takeshi Kitano) overseeing the game, this is a fight to the death with only one winner.

The rules are simple:
- It lasts 3 days
- Each player starts with food, water and a random weapon
- If more than one player survives, everyone dies
- There is no escape

As the roll call begins, each kid grabs a backpack and stumbles away towards death or murder. As the game progresses, terror and panic challenge the students' fragile trust in each other. Some suspect everyone, blindly striking down those who cross their paths. Others form alliances dreaming of a peaceful solution with multiple survivors. Despite the game's brutality, the adolescent players maintain their school obsessions with crushes, petty grudges and their dreams. But as the game approaches its shocking final stages, even this semblance of normality disintegrates.

  MORE INFO / WATCH TRAILER
EASTERN EYE NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE OTHER MADMAN NEWSLETTERS
MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT - MAD FOR ENTERTAINMENT

© Madman Entertainment Pty. Ltd. All rights reserved.  |  Received this message in error? Unsubscribe here

Madman Entertainment Gantz 2: Perfect Answer The RaidThe Raid email