Monday, January 13, 2014

Cult Classics Movie Series Presents: Akira

So what had started as Horrorshow my friend Jon Aaron is now doing another segment(has been for sometime now).
Here unlike his Horrorshow which is just dedicated to(you guessed it)Horror here he can branch out a little and give a broader group of movies some more deserved attention.
This month's feature is 

The love of this film is worldwide and will get it's debut at the Hollywood 3 Cinema in Pitt Meadows:

Story Synopsis:

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.

Box office / business for Akira (1988

¥1,100,000,000 (estimated)
$114,009 (USA) ( 2001)
$439,162 (USA) ( 1989)
$553,171 (USA)
¥6,346,343,871 (Japan)
€308,989 (Spain)

135,647 (Spain)
Copyright Holder
Pioneer Entertainment

Akira was released by Toho on July 16, 1988. Fledgling North American distribution company Streamline Pictures soon acquired an existing English-language rendition created by Kodansha(originally dubbed for the Hong Kong market)which saw limited release in North American theaters from late 1988 throughout 1989. Streamline is reported to have become the film's distributor when both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg labelled it unmarketable in the U.S. In the UK, Akira was theatrically released by ICA Projects on January 25, 1991 and was re released on July 13, 2013. In Australia, Akira was theatrically released by Island World Communications and distributed by Satellite Entertainment, later on by Manga Entertainment, then Madman Entertainment after Manga Entertainment's Australia branch merged with Madman. In Canada, the Streamline dub was released by Lionsgate (at the time known as C/FP Distribution) in 1990. In 2001, Pioneer released a new dub which was produced by Animaze and was presented in select theaters from March through December 2001.

Thank you for reading this
Anthony Nadeau

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