Crunchyroll to Stream Kadokawa Pictures USA Titles A Lustful Man, All Mixed Up, The Inugami Family and The Quiet Duel Today

Jun 2nd 2009

New Titles from Kadokawa Pictures USA Collection on the Number One Online Destination for Anime and Asian Entertainment

San Francisco, CA (June 2, 2009) — Kadokawa Pictures USA continue to stream new titles from the Kadokawa Pictures USA Collection on Crunchyroll with tales of insatiable pursuits of love, mystery, horror and drama. More information can be found at:
http://www.Crunchyroll.com/library/Kadokawa_Pictures_Collection
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These Kadokawa Pictures USA titles are available at 12:00 pm PST today, for FREE, to all fans and members in the U.S., Canada, American Samoa, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam and Virgin Island regions.

Title Synopsis:
A LUSTFUL MAN
Yonosuke lived in an insatiable pursuit of love affairs with women and a celebrated courtesan. He first made love to a woman during his childhood. Thereafter, always devoting himself to the affairs, Yonosuke ended up, at 60, sailing to Nyogogashima ("Isle of Women"). This film was adapted from the famous novel, Kōshoku Ichidai Otoko which narrates 54 years of his adventures in affairs of women.
http://www.Crunchyroll.com/library/Kadokawa_Pictures_Collection?src=lustfulman

ALL MIXED UP
An unhappy lawyer's wife falls in love with a young, mysterious woman she encounters at an art class. Soon their affair involves her husband and the young woman's impotent lover and together the four slowly descend into a web of desire, deceit, blood oaths and suicide pacts. The first movie in Japanese history to deal explicitly with homosexuality.
http://www.Crunchyroll.com/library/Kadokawa_Pictures_Collection?src=allmixedup

THE INUGAMI FAMILY
Based on Seishi Yokomizo's masterpiece mystery novel, "The Inugami Family" is the hugely successful classic horror film directed by Kon Ichikawa. It tells a story of a strange will left by a wealthy man which reveals a peculiarly twisted set of relationships and triggers four deaths and several other murder attempts.
http://www.Crunchyroll.com/library/Kadokawa_Pictures_Collection?src=inugamifamily

THE QUIET DUEL
(Directed by Akira Kurosawa) During a life-saving operation, army surgeon Fujisaki (legendary actor Toshiro Mifune) contaminates himself with syphilis, a disease virtually incurable in 1940's Japan. After the war, he returns to work at the hospital maintained by his obstetrician father (Takashi Shimura) but agonizes over the disease that threatens to destroy his impending marriage, while simultaneously trying to save other patients' lives - including the man from whom he contracted the disease.
http://www.Crunchyroll.com/library/The_Quiet_Duel_-_Movie?src=quietduelkurosawa

About Kadokawa Pictures USA
Kadokawa Pictures USA (KPUSA) is the Los Angeles based arm of entertainment giant KADOKAWA GROUP HOLDINGS, INC (KGH) in Japan. KGH includes KADOKAWA GROUP PUBLISHING and KADOKAWA PICTURES. KADOKAWA GROUP PUBLISHING is one of the oldest and largest publishing groups in Japan and the largest publishers of Japanese Manga. KADOKAWA PICTURES with its library of over 2,000 titles, develops, finances, produces and distributes live action and anime films theatrically and for TV throughout Japan and Asia and boasts a state-of-the art production facility in Tokyo. Films that have garnered worldwide attention from these libraries include: THE RING, DARK WATER, PULSE and SHALL WE DANCE? KGH also includes a major exhibitor in Japan, Kadokawa Cineplex.

KPUSA distributes, licenses, remakes and adapts library films and books for an international audience in the English language, such as; “One Missed Call,””Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.”

About Crunchyroll
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Crunchyroll was founded in June 2006 and has offices in both San Francisco and Tokyo. Crunchyroll is a pioneer and innovator within the Japanese anime industry and the only video service in the world to offer hit programs like NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, GINTAMA and many others online to its subscribers within one hour of their Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll is a member of the Association of Japanese Animation (AJA) and the Licensing International Merchandisers' Association (LIMA) and is funded by leading venture capital firm, Venrock. More information can be found at its website http://www.Crunchyroll.com .

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