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Patlabor, Kamui Films to Be Screened in San Francisco

posted on 2010-11-04 23:10 EDT
2 Patlabor movies, live-action Kamui Gaiden to run this month

The November schedule for VIZ Cinema currently lists screenings for Patlabor: The Movie, Patlabor 2: The Movie, and Kamui Gaiden.

The two Patlabor films will be screened twice; once subtitled on Saturday, November 13 (12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.) and once dubbed into English on Sunday, November 14 (4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.). The films were originally licensed in North America by Manga Entertainment in 2000; after those licenses expired, Bandai Visual USA acquired the films. In 2008, Bandai Visual USA was folded into sibling company Bandai Entertainment.

Kamui Gaiden is the 2009 live-action film adaptation of Sanpei Shirato's 1964-1971 manga The Legend of Kamui. The film will be screened daily from November 19 to December 1 at varying times. The movie began filming in 2007 and opened in Japan in September, ranking #3 on its opening weekend. Funimation announced its acquisition of the film this past January.

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