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    Win Tickets to GANTZ and GANTZ: PERFECT ANSWER at NYAFF!

    See Both Movies for Free, Courtesy of NYAFF and SciFi Japan Source: Subway Cinema/New York Asian Film Festival Special Thanks to Kristen Osborne and Grady Hendrix

    Next week sees the launch of the 2011 New York Asian Film Festival and Japan Cuts: Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema. Running from July 1-14 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and July 7 - 22 at Japan Society, the combined festival will feature dozens of films, international and world premiere screenings, Q&A`s with filmmakers, and other special events. This year`s lineup a double feature of the new live action sci-fi movies GANTZ (??, Gantsu, 2011) and GANTZ: PERFECT ANSWER (?? PERFECT ANSWER, Gantsu Pafekuto Ansaa, 2011). Presented back-to-back and in the original Japanese with English subtitles, the screenings will mark the New York Premiere of the subtitled GANTZ and the North American Premiere of GANTZ: PERFECT ANSWER. And if that`s not cool enough, our friends at NYAFF are offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win free tickets to see both movies! GANTZ Saturday, July 9 at 12:30 pm at Japan Society New York Premiere, Co-Presented with Japan Cuts 2011, 130 min., HD Cam, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Shinsuke Sato. With Kazunari Ninomiya, Kenichi Matsuyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Kanata Hongo, Natsuna Watanabe, Tomorowo Taguchi, and Takayuki Yamada. Based on Japan’s top sci-fi action manga. After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens (Kazunari Ninomiya and Kenichi Matsuyama) wake up in a room where a mysterious black sphere orders them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth. Imagine the Harry Potter and Twilight movies rolled into one two part flick, except with Japanese teenagers in tight black leather, advanced war gear, and buckets of blood. The Japan Times noted the film “stands the ‘murder-game’ formula on its head--or rather twists it in strange and provocative ways.” GANTZ: PERFECT ANSWER Saturday, July 9 at 3:00 pm at Japan Society North American Premiere, Co-Presented with Japan Cuts 2011, 141 min., HD Cam, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Shinsuke Sato. With Kazunari Ninomiya, Kenichi Matsuyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Kanata Hongo, Natsuna Watanabe, Tomorowo Taguchi, and Takayuki Yamada. The Gantz alien war games continue in Part II. Kei (Kazunari Ninomiya) is still playing, but added to his list of charges is protecting manga artist/love interest Tae (Yuriko Yoshitaka) from mysterious black-clad and human-looking aliens. Grand, excessive, massively pop sci-fi entertainment.

    OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION

    Prize: A. There are two (2) prizes in total. Each prize consists of two (2) passes to see both GANTZ and GANTZ: PERFECT ANSWER on Saturday, July 9 starting at 12:30 pm; one for the winner, and one pass for a guest, for a total of two passes per winning entry. B. Passes will be available just before the show at the NYAFF table in the lobby of the Japan Society. Winners must present a photo ID in order to claim their prize. Japan Society is located at 333 East 47th Street (between First and Second avenues). For more information, call 212-832-1155 or visit japansociety.org. C. In the event that a winner chooses not to (or cannot) accept a prize, he or she forfeits all claim to that prize. D. One entry per person. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution of prizes allowed. E. These passes are for admission to the GANTZ and GANTZ: PERFECT ANSWER screenings only. New York Asian Film Festival is providing complimentary admission with the condition that no other benefits are implied. Winners understand and acknowledge that they are responsible for all other expenses including transportation, food (you`ll have to buy your own snacks, sorry!), and lodging. Furthermore, winners and their guests understand and acknowledge that New York Asian Film Festival and SciFi Japan are in no way liable for any injuries or other losses incurred by accepting the passes. Duration of contest: The contest runs from June 23 until 11:59 pm on June 30, 2011. How to enter: A. Submit your name, email address, and phone number for the random drawing. Determination of winners: A. Only contestants who have submitted the requested information will be entered in the final drawing. The first two randomly drawn eligible entries will be judged the winners. B. SciFi Japan is not responsible for typographical, electronic or other errors in Internet operation affecting the offering, outcome, administration of the contest or the announcement of prizes. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. C. The decision of the New York Asian Film Festival and SciFi Japan is final. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the SciFi Japan judges, which are final and binding in all respects. Just email the following information to "GANTZ at NYAFF" at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Good luck! Name: Email address: Phone number:


    ABOUT NYAFF

    Subway Cinema is a New York-based film programming, exhibition, and marketing collective, committed to increasing exposure and appreciation for Asia`s popular cinema with year-round events and screenings. Its flagship event is the New York Asian Film Festival which the New York Times has called "...one of the city`s most valuable events..." Launched in 2002, the NYAFF is America`s leading and most influential showcase for popular Asian cinema. Each year, the Festival selects over 40 feature films, and only the best, the strangest, and the most entertaining make the cut. The NYAFF was the first North American film festival to put a spotlight on Johnnie To, Bong Joon-Ho and Park Chan-Wook and it also held the largest retrospective of Tsui Hark`s work outside of Hong Kong. It is widely considered invincible. The NYAFF is made possible through the support of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York, the Korean Cultural Service New York, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, Japan Foundation and the Kitano Hotel.


    For more information on the New York Asian Film Festival and Japan Cuts please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:

    For more information on GANTZ please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:


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