Live-action Gantz on DVD/Blu-Ray October 3

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Also screening at Sci-Fi London festival on April 26.

Manga Entertainment has announced that the live-action version of Hiroya Oku's violent afterlife saga Gantz will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 3.

Directed by Shinsuke Sato, the Gantz film is the latest version of Hiroya Oku's manga, which was made into an anime serial by the Gonzo studio in 2004.

In addition, the Sci-Fi London festival is presenting a screening of the film next Tuesday (April 26) at 2010 at the Apollo Piccadilly - online booking here. According to the programme:

A pair of highschool students are hit by a subway train in an attempt to save the life of a homeless drunk who had fallen onto the tracks. Following their deaths they find themselves in an unfurnished Tokyo apartment in the company of a black sphere called 'Gantz.' Gatz forces each of them to take part in a mission to hunt down and kill aliens, providing then with cool equpment and weaponary. Is this world, which tests their will to survive, a game or reality?

The live-action film is the first of a two-part adaptation, with the second film (Gantz: Perfect Answer) opening in Japan this Saturday, April 23.

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