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NEWS: Viz Formally Announces InuYasha Theatrical Premiere




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Angel Lily



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:43 pm Reply with quote
Who-hoo! It coming to San Francisco CA. Oh wait I'm looking at the secdudle. Oh man its one of the days I'm at camp. *looks up at celine there is a camrea angle showing me from the celing* Viz!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 2:00 pm Reply with quote
Angel Lily wrote:
*looks up at celine there is a camrea angle showing me from the celing* Viz!


I'm not quite sure I get what you're saying. Come again?

Besides, you can always just see it when you get back. You get better seats when it's not a premiere anyway.
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xSousukeSpikeAmonx



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:12 pm Reply with quote
at least you'll get it at ur city.....but its neat to have it coming over here to theaters like cowboy bebop the movie did.....i didn't get to see it though because i was out of town.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:37 pm Reply with quote
The film is playing only on special days in certain cities. This was announced a few weeks ago in their SHONEN JUMP magazine. The info on www.viz.com says that it will premier:
07.23.2004
San Diego, CA

07.31.2004
Baltimore, MD

08.07.2004
Minneapolis, MN

08.13.2004
San Francisco, CA

08.14.2004
Los Angeles, CA

08.21.2004
Atlanta, GA

08.28.2004
Philadelphia, PA

09.04.2004
New York, NY

09.11.2004
Toronto, Canada

09.18.2004
Dallas, TX
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Angel Lily



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:06 pm Reply with quote
SakechanBD wrote:
Angel Lily wrote:
*looks up at celine there is a camrea angle showing me from the celing* Viz!


I'm not quite sure I get what you're saying. Come again?

Besides, you can always just see it when you get back. You get better seats when it's not a premiere anyway.


You mean it isn't one day, thank god.
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tiredgamer



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:04 am Reply with quote
It should be restated that the showings will be invitation-only to Viz mailing list members on a first-come, first-serve basis. So if you want to see the movie, subscribe/join and be ready.

Link to subscribe


On a small note, I would have thought Shonen Jump subscribers would get this important offer over people on a free mailing list. Afterall, they're paying customers...
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chrismage



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:17 am Reply with quote
yeah!! there playing it in Toronto, i can't wait!!
Is there going to be a secand movie later on?
This is so Awsome!! Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:18 pm Reply with quote
Anti-Mainstreamist wrote:
The film is playing only on special days in certain cities. This was announced a few weeks ago in their SHONEN JUMP magazine. The info on www.viz.com says that it will premier:


Oh. Huh. I was under the impression that those were the premiere dates, and they'd run it for a short time afterwards.

=/ What's the point of showing it once per city? There's a great PR decision for you.
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Angel Lily



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:23 pm Reply with quote
Anime cryI knew I was right.
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Sword of Whedon



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 10:46 pm Reply with quote
It IS a PR decision, designed to hype the DVD release and increase visibility. It's not designed to make money
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 11:24 pm Reply with quote
Sword of Whedon wrote:
It IS a PR decision, designed to hype the DVD release and increase visibility. It's not designed to make money


I don't think having one showing in a small handful of cities, only open to people that were invited, is going to do much to increase visibility. If it's invitation only, one-day only, then the people who are going are the people who already know about the movie.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:41 am Reply with quote
Perhaps Viz is not sure how well the films would do theatrically, so they're gauging potential sales by giving away screenings for the first installment. Plus they're still relatively new to the arthouse circuit. (Most likely, it was Bandai that handled Jin Roh's theatrical release.) So maybe they have a tough time proving to theater owners that they have viable properties, and this is the only way to do it.
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Sword of Whedon



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:38 am Reply with quote
It's a guerilla thing. They do it all the time in Hollywood, running around doing a special screening here or there, test marketing it in different cities that sort of thing.
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