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Tekken: Blood Vengeance to Run in U.S. Theaters in 3D (Updated)

posted on 2011-06-07 11:00 EDT
Bandai Entertainment to release Namco Bandai Games' CG anime film on DVD

The North American anime distributor Bandai Entertainment announced on Tuesday that the Tekken: Blood Vengeance CG anime film will run in more than 375 American theaters in 3D on July 26 at 7:30 p.m. local time. In addition, Bandai Entertainment plans to release the DVD for this film based on Namco's fighting videogame franchise.

Bandai Entertainment is collaborating with NCM Fathom and Namco Bandai Games America on the theatrical screenings. The screening will include a 20-minute special with interviews with the Tekken project director and screenwriter. Bandai Entertainment and Fathom have worked together on the Sword of the Stranger and Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers film screenings, but the Tekken: Blood Vengeance screening event is their first joint effort in 3D.

One of the new movie's producers is Tekken art director Yoshinari Mizushima. Digital Frontier, the studio responsible for opening movie footage in the Tekken 5 and Tekken 6 games as well as the Appleseed and Resident Evil: Degeneration films, is producing the new film with director Yōichi Mōri. Dai Sato (Casshern, Cowboy Bebop, Eureka Seven) wrote the script, and Shinji Higuchi (Evangelion, Gunbuster, Vandread) handled the storyboards.

Update: US Trailer Added


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