Win Tickets to the US Premiere of NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE II
SciFi Japan and Japan Society are pleased to present another contest for free passes to a new fantasy film premiering this month at Japan Cuts: Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema in New York City. Our third and final ticket giveaway for this year’s Japan Cuts and the New York Asian Film Festival will be the US premiere of the J-Horror movie NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE II.
In the NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE movies, actor Ryuhei Matsuda (TABOO, CUTIE HONEY, BIG BANG LOVE: JUVENILE A) stars as Kyoichi Kagenuma, a dream analyst who has the very unwanted “gift” of being able to hear the thoughts of those around him, as well as the ability to enter peoples’ subconscious while they dream. Kyoichi’s rare talents make him highly sought-after in his field, but they also render his life unbearable. He can heal broken minds, but he would just as soon kill himself as ever help another person again.
While a sequel, NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE II is a stand alone story concerning Kyoichi Kagenuma’s latest case, in which three high school girls are being haunted by the ghost of a classmate they once bullied. The viewer does not need to have seen the original NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE to follow and enjoy the newer film.
NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE II (Akumu Tantei 2)
Wednesday, July 14 at 9 pm
In a sequel whose formal beauty and emotional depth far surpass the original film, director Shinya Tsukamoto reintroduces the suicidal dream walker Kyoichi Kagenuma (Ryuhei Matsuda). Blessed and cursed with the supernatural ability to enter the dreams of others, sleep-deprived Kagenuma is urged to use his unwanted power to help Yukie Majo (Yui Miura), a 15-year-old high-school student plagued with nightmares that come to life. In a case that holds eerie similarities to events in his own past, Kagenuma reluctantly enters Yukie’s nightmares and confronts the very essence of fear. An enigmatic and somberly brooding character study, NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE II cleverly subverts the conventions of the horror genre and reinvents the archetypal villain as a victim of terror herself.
2008, 102 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto. With Ryuhei Matsuda, Yui Miura, Wako Ando, Hanae Kan, Hatsune Matsushima, Shungiku Uchida, Toshiyuki Kitami, Ken Mitsuishi, Miwako Ichikawa.
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION
A. There is one (1) prize, consisting of a pair of passes to see NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE II on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 9:00 pm.
B. Passes will be available “Will Call” at the Japan Society box office on July 14, 2010. Winners must present a photo ID in order to claim their prize. Japan Society is located at 333 East 47th Street between First and Second avenues. For more information, call 212-832-1155.
C. In the event that a winner chooses not to (or cannot) accept a prize, he or she forfeits all claim to that prize.
D. One entry per person. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution of prizes allowed.
E. These passes are for admission to the NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE II premiere screening only. Japan Society is providing complimentary admission with the condition that no other benefits are implied. Winners understand and acknowledge that they are responsible for all other expenses including transportation, food, and lodging. Furthermore, winners and their guests understand and acknowledge that Japan Society and SciFi Japan are in no way liable for any injuries or other losses incurred by accepting the passes.
Duration of contest:
The contest runs from July 6 until 12:00am on July 11, 2010.
How to enter:
A. Complete and submit correct answers to the online questionnaire (see below).
B. All entries must be complete, including entrant’s name, email address, home phone number, and responses to the questionnaire.
Determination of winners:
A. Only contestants who have submitted the requested information and the correctly answered questionnaire will be entered in the final drawing. The first randomly drawn eligible entry will be judged the winner.
B. SciFi Japan is not responsible for typographical, electronic or other errors in Internet operation affecting the offering, outcome, administration of the contest or the announcement of prizes. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
C. The decision of Japan Society and SciFi Japan is final. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the SciFi Japan judges, which are final and binding in all respects.
This is it! Just fill in the following questionnaire and email it to “NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE II” at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
1. Who directed NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE II?