Manga fans the world over will instantly recognize the violently dark fantasy epic that is Berserk. With over 30 million copies sold worldwide, and a serialized 25-episode anime that ran from 1997-1998, Berserk follows the story of Guts, a badass lone swordsman and Griffith, the leader of a group of mercenaries, in a Robin Hood-esque world going through a hundred-years war. Viz is re-releasing the anime as a 3-part movie; the first of which will be debuting at the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF).
Any Midwest Noisers in the St. Louis area should take some time to check it out, especially those that like their fantasy with lots (and I mean lots) of epic battles and with plenty of dark twists and turns. Berserk is not for the faint of heart and will stick with you after watching; there is a reason that the title has managed to gain such a large cult following in it’s 15 year history.
Berserk will debut on November 13th at the Hi-Point Theatre and advance tickets will only set you back $12. Hit the press release below for more details.
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First Installment Of New Anime Film Trilogy About A Young Medieval Mercenary Debuts At One Of The Midwest’s Largest Film Festivals And Will Compete For Multiple Audience Choice Awards
VIZ Media is proud to announce a theatrical premiere of its highly anticipated new anime feature film, BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I – THE EGG OF THE KING, at the 2012 Whitaker Saint Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), taking place November 8th-18th in St. Louis, MO. BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I is scheduled to screen on Tuesday, November 13th at 9:30pm at the Hi-Pointe Theatre, located at 1005 McCausland Ave. Advance tickets are $12 each and are available online through Brown Paper Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com.
Now in its 21st year, the annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival is one of the largest international film festivals in the Midwest. All-Access Passes (good for two admissions to every SLIFF program) are available for $350, by phone only, though Cinema St. Louis, (314) 289-4153. More information on the St. Louis International Film Festival is available at http://cinemastlouis.org/sliff-2012.
During the Festival, BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I – THE EGG OF THE KING will also compete for Audience Choice Awards for Best Film and Best International Film.
Combining a foreboding medieval European-inspired setting with fantasy and exquisitely detailed swordsmanship, BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I – THE EGG OF THE KING follows lone mercenary, Guts, as he travels a land where a hundred-year-old war is taking place. His ferocity and ability to kill enemies attracts the attention of Griffith, leader of the mercenary group “The Band of the Hawk,” and Guts is recruited to the unit. Thanks to their continued victories on the battlefield, the bond between Guts and Griffith deepens, but despite all their success, Guts begins to question his reasons for fighting for Griffith’s dream. Unknown to Guts, this unyielding dream is about to bestow a horrible fate on them both.
BERSERK: THE Golden Age Arc film trilogy was produced in Japan by Studio 4ºC and is based on the bestselling medieval dark fantasy manga (graphic novel) series created by Kentaro Miura.
BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC I – THE EGG OF THE KING is currently featured on Neon Alley, VIZ Media’s new 24/7-hour anime channel featuring the world’s best titles (dubbed in English and uncut). For a limited time only, the subscription-based service is offering a one-week free trial, available for fans who sign up at NeonAlley.com.
For more information on the BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC film trilogy, please visit the official Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/BerserkFilm.
For more information on Neon Alley and to register for updates, please visit NeonAlley.com.