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News Japanese Theater Chains to Go All Digital in 2013
posted on 2012-08-13 11:57 EDT
The Japanese movie theater industry's 10 largest companies all have plans to make all of their cinemas digital by the end of next year, according to a Kyodo News survey. TOHO Cinemas, the largest of these operators, already finished making the conversion this June.
This survey, sent to 277 independent theaters by the Japan Community Cinema Center, also concluded that more than 46% of the 138 that responded said that they had digitized their venues. While costs may be high, averaging US$130,000, many smaller theaters are planning to go digital rather than risking "commercial oblivion."
Todd sweeps up the remains of E3 this week, with talk of Etrian Odyssey Untold, Rune Factory, Killer is Dead, and the elusive Umihara Kawase! And Final Fantasy, of course. 2013-06-19
This week, the French Revolution is finally upon us! But in the meantime, here are some cats, some ceramic pots, and people who are forced to eat against their will.
- Darker Than Black: Gemini of the Meteor
- Everyday Tales of a Cat God
- Rose of Versailles pt 2
Mike wonders aloud about what happened to all that ADV Films stuff that never made the jump from VHS to DVD. 2013-06-16
One of those blustery, everyone-
The Last of Us is about the thick skin we've built for ourselves and, underneath that, the places where we secret our hurt.
Underneath all the explosive polygons and proper nouns, Remember Me is a game that has no idea what it's actually about.
The ending of Jormungand has something important to say ... but never figures out the actual message.
Sunny is an interesting glimpse into the lives of children who feel that the world has forsaken them and how they manage to cope with the help of an old car and a little imagination.
Ultimately Missions of Love still reads like a sexy book for middle schoolers. Yukina is far from a likeable heroine, neither Shigure nor Akira come off as particularly desirable male leads, and the less savory elements of the story detract from its romance components.
While certainly no masterpiece, it is a far sight better than the cheesy box art would have you believe.