KITARO AND THE MILLENNIUM CURSE

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KITARO AND THE MILLENNIUM CURSE

Postby kpa » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:08 am

Shochiku Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and photos for their 2008 yokai movie KITARO AND THE MILLENNIUM CURSE. The film is based on the hugely successful Kitaro anime and manga, and is a sequel to the 2007 box office hit KITARO (now available on DVD and Blu-ray from BCI Eclipse).

http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2009 ... ium-curse/
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Postby INVINCIBLE HASTUR » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:59 am

Thank's for the great article.

And for mentioning it at all... Curiously once again it seems no one here is interested in these great movies. I don't understand.
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Postby kpa » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:44 pm

Thanks for reading the article!

I honestly don't expect a lot of feedback when I post about topics like KITARO or 252: SIGNAL OF LIFE or 20th CENTURY BOYS because a) they're not Godzilla and b) most people haven't seen them yet. I do hope that, by posting links here and elsewhere, people will take a look at the articles and maybe discover a film or show that they might enjoy.

There's such a great variety of material coming out of Japan (as well as Korea and elsewhere) and I think the more people find out about it the more demand there will be, and therefore a better chance of an American release.

I liked KITARO and hope that KITARO AND THE MILLENNIUM CURSE gets a US release as well. I think that would definitely have happened if BCI stayed in business, but maybe Media Blasters or some other distributor will pick it up.
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Postby INVINCIBLE HASTUR » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:56 am

:clap: Unbelievable film!!

Blows away the first Kitaro flick. The SPFX are on par with Hollywood material this time around. I can't believe what a great job they did here. And there is LOTS of stuff purposely put in here for GeGe Ge no Kitaro fans to notice and cheer about. Awesome. They gotta do a third film. They gotta !
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Postby king_ghidorah » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:00 am

There are deff a few non Godzilla movies from Japan I want to see at the moment...including these, 20th Century Boys and K-20 looks pretty entertaining as well. Thanks for the info, keep it coming!
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Postby king_ghidorah » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:40 pm

Has anyone heard if we are getting this over here on dvd or blu ray?
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Postby kpa » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:38 pm

I haven't heard anything about a US release, but the movie is coming out on DVD in the UK this December.
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Postby Shonokin » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:35 pm

If anyone is gonna know, it's going to be KPA.

So you might want to look for an R3. It's significantly better than the first movie, but still is pretty unmemorable. It's no Yokai Daisenso.
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Postby INVINCIBLE HASTUR » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:56 pm

Shonokin wrote:If anyone is gonna know, it's going to be KPA.

So you might want to look for an R3. It's significantly better than the first movie, but still is pretty unmemorable. It's no Yokai Daisenso.


Whatever.

Look I'll put it this way: If your a fan of Ge Ge Ge No Kitaro in the manga and all the animated series since the sixties you won't be disappointed. If you think Yokai Sh#t begins and ends with the Old Daiei film trilogy ...

Maybe not so much.
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Postby Shonokin » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:20 pm

Or actually, if you're a real Kitarou fan, excluding you apparently, you would be underwhelmed. In Kitarou and youkai fandom, such that it is, I'm one of the few with nicer things to say about either one of the movies.
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Postby INVINCIBLE HASTUR » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:49 pm

:?: There are very few people into this stuff to begin with here in the U.S. ... The ones that I know personally all agree that the two films are worthy. I can see some fans hating on them(Hell, I didn't even want them to produce the first one!) But you will never make all the fanbase happy with the a transition like we are speaking of .... Manga/Anime/Live action.

No arguments here. Hoping that those on the board interested in the slightest bit will at least give it a chance. All the Male viewers should get a Kick out of Cat girl that's for sure .
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Postby Shonokin » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:26 pm

Youkai in general are so singularly of Japanese culture, though parallels could be made to other countries' mythologies, that I think it is a hard sell to Western and American cultures in particular. I've talked with Youkai expert Matt Alt about this exact thingin a past interview and in an upcoming interview which will hopefully be live at scifijapan in the very near future (as soon as I get it transcribed).

I reread my own pocket review of Millenium Curse and I seem to have liked it pretty well :lol: but it sort of backs up my original statement: I didn't even remember liking it. I'll have to watch it again, and yes I love that this type sub-genre stuff is finding a place in the R-1 market.
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Postby Shonokin » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:29 pm

King_Ghidorah wrote:Has anyone heard if we are getting this over here on dvd or blu ray?

PS, if you look for a non R1 version, I hear the Malaysian DVD has much better English subtitles than the Hong Kong R3 does.
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