VIZ Cinema, the nation’s only movie theatre dedicated to Japanese film, will be featuring the North American premiere of the anime feature REDLINE.
Written by Katsuhito Ishii (Director of SHARKSKIN MAN AND PEACH HIP GIRL and the anime segenment of KILL BILL, Vol. 1) and directed by Takeshi Koike, the film will screen at the theater for one week only – October 8th -14th, the same week of its release in Japan.
Tickets are $10.00. Screening times, trailers and tickets are available at: www.vizcinema.com.
Seiji Horibuchi, the founder of NEW PEOPLE and President and CEO of VIZ Pictures said:
“The release of REDLINE has been highly anticipated by fans and we’re very proud to premiere the film at VIZ Cinema. “The kinetic visual action follows a fine tradition of car films like THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, DEATH RACE, And INITIAL D. We invite import racers, car fanatics, anime and action fans to catch this exciting feature!”
REDLINE is a racing film created by studio Madhouse (Paprika, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars).
“The toughest and the most destructive underground car race in the universe, REDLINE, has just begun! JP is a reckless driver oblivious to speed limits, and Sonoshee, one of his competitors with whom JP is secretly in love with, is a hot girl determined to do whatever it takes to stand on the winner’s podium. In order to win the finals, they’re up against the craziest drivers with their heavily armed and awesome road-tearing vehicles. On top of that, during the race, they have to avoid military crackdown by the government because the race is actually prohibited in Roboworld.
The only help JP wants is the engine obtained and custom tuned by his long time buddies, Frisbee the mechanic and Mogura Oyaji the junk shop. While cars crash and burn into flames, the race course becomes a merciless hell and JP whips his ride into a dead heat.
Who will survive to win in this mass-destruction race?”