2nd Berserk Film to Hold U.S. Premiere in San Francisco in May (Updated)
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
North American publisher and distributor Viz Media announced on Thursday that it will screen Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey, the second part in Studio 4°C's film adaptations of Kentarou Miura's Berserk manga, at the New People Cinema in San Francisco on May 11. Viz will screen the two films in a double feature at 3:00 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the double feature cost US$25 and are available now. Both films will be screened with their English dub track. New People Cinema will also host an exhibit featuring Studio 4°C's production art for the films in the theater lobby.
Ticketholders will also receive a gift pack with items from Japan, and New People Cinema will be raffling off items such as autographed pamphlets, figures, cell phone straps, and an artbook at the screening.
Additionally, the double feature will also air on Viz Media's Neon Alley service at the same time as it is screened in San Francisco. Both the San Francisco screening and the Neon Alley screening will feature a video of composer Susumu Hirasawa performing the first film's theme song "Aria."
The second film in the trilogy focuses on the epic battle by the Kingdom of Midland to retake Doldrey Castle from the Chuder Empire. The film opened in Japan on June 23. Viz Media has licensed all three films, and the company released the first film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in North America on November 27.
Update: There will be a double feature of the two films at both 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Neon Alley viewers will also have a chance to win one of 50 production art from the movie.
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