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1st Death Note Film to Run in 300+ U.S. Theaters in May

posted on 2008-04-14 16:56 EDT
May 20-21 event to include 20-minute feature with interview of director Kaneko

Viz Pictures, the film affiliate of the North American publisher Viz Media, has announced that it will screen the first live-action Death Note film in over 300 American theaters through National CineMedia's NCM Fathom on May 20 and 21. Director Shusuke Kaneko adapted Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's supernatural suspense manga into two movies, the first of which will show on those two May evenings at 7:30 p.m. (A release for the second film is listed as "coming soon.") The screening will include a new 20-minute featurette that discusses the movie's production and interviews director Kaneko.

Subscribers of the email newsletter for Viz Media's Shonen Jump magazine can order advance tickets from April 18 to April 20. The general public can purchase tickets starting on April 21. The screenings will use NCM Fathom's high-definition digital presentation system, which was also used for Viz Media's Naruto movie screenings last June.


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