Tuesday, December 06, 2011

"Redline" screening now in LA; NYC in Jan.

Wrote about Madhouse's phantasmagoric Redline and interviewed creators Koike and Ishii two years ago for stories in the US (here), Japan and Malaysia (here).  Now it's finally screening in the US ahead of DVD and Blu Ray releases next month.  

via crunchyroll news: 

"Redline" Anime Film to Screen in LA and New York  

Scott Green

In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, Manga Entertainment is set to release Takeshi Koike's much praised Redline and Studio 4ÂșC/Russian co-production First Squad: The Moment Of Truth on Blu-ray and DVD January 17th. Ahead of this video release, Redline will also have a limited theatrical run in Los Angeles starting December 2nd and in NYC starting on January 6th.

Redline—created by studio Madhouse (PaprikaThe Girl Who Leapt Through TimeSummer Wars)—is about the biggest and most deadly racing tournament in the universe. Only held once every five years, everyone wants to stake their claim to fame, including JP, a reckless dare-devil driver oblivious to speed limits with his ultra-customized car—all the while, organized crime and militaristic governments want to leverage the race to their own ends. Amongst the other elite rival drivers in the tournament, JP falls for the alluring Sonoshee—but will she prove his undoing, or can a high speed romance survive a mass destruction race?

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