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    Win Tickets to the North American Premiere of KING OF THORN

    New Anime Film to Screen at JAPAN CUTS in New York City Source: Japan Society Official Site: Japan Cuts Official Movie Site: Special Thanks to Shannon Jowett and Tahmid Mannan

    The 2010 New York Asian Film Festival and Japan Cuts: Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema are now in full swing. Running from June 25-July 8 at the Lincoln Center`s Walter Reade Theater, July 1 - 16 at Japan Society, and midnights June 25/26 and July 2/3 at IFC Center, the combined festival is featuring dozens of films, international and world premiere screenings, Q&A`s with filmmakers, and other special events. Earlier this month, NYAFF and SciFi Japan held a contest for tickets to the world premiere of the daikaiju movie DEATH KAPPA. Now our friends at Japan Society are presenting SFJ readers with two chances for free passes to selected films playing at Japan Cuts in July. First up is the North American premiere of KING OF THORN, the new science fiction anime movie film which will screen at the Japan Society on Sunday, July 11 at 6pm. Based on the long-running manga by Yuji Iwahara, the film was released in Japan by Kadokawa Pictures this past May. KING OF THORN (Ibara no Ou) Sunday, July 11 at 6 pm North American Premiere A mysterious worldwide epidemic-- the "Medusa" virus-- threatens to wipe out humanity by turning people into stone. A Japanese high-school girl named Kasumi leaves behind her twin sister Shizuku to join a team of 160 chosen people from around the world in a shadowy scientific project. Locked away in the Cold Sleep Capsule Center (CSCC) inside an ancient castle, the team is put into cryogenic sleep for 100 years in order to outlive the virus. But they awaken to find that unknown animals and monsters have overrun the CSCC, and a gigantic plant-like creature has engulfed the facility, perhaps even the whole world, threatening the team with giant thorny tendrils. How long were they asleep? Where did the monsters come from? What has happened to the world? Abandoned in the midst of enigma and stalked by horrific creatures, the terrifying adventure of the last seven survivors begins… 2010, 110 min. HD Cam, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Kazuyoshi Katayama. Written by Hiroshi Yamaguchi & Kazuyoshi Katayama. Based on the manga King of Thorn by Yuji Iwahara. Character design by Hidenori Matsubara. With the voices of Kana Hanazawa, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Eri Sendai, Sayaka Ohara.


    Prize: A. There is one (1) prize, consisting of a pair of passes to see KING OF THORN on Sunday, July 11 at 6pm. B. Passes will be available "Will Call" at the Japan Society box office on July 11, 2010. 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. 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 KING OF THORN premiere screening only. Japan Society 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, and lodging. Furthermore, winners and their guests understand and acknowledge that Japan Society 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 30 until 12:00am on July 6, 2010. How to enter: A. Complete and submit correct answers to the online questionnaire (see below). B. All entries must be complete, including entrant`s name, email address, home phone number, and responses to the questionnaire. Determination of winners: A. Only contestants who have submitted the requested information and the correctly answered questionnaire will be entered in the final drawing. The first randomly drawn eligible entry will be judged the winner. 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 Japan Society 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. This is it! Just fill in the following questionnaire and email it to "KING OF THORN" at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Good luck! Name: Email address: Phone number: Question: 1. Who directed KING OF THORN?

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