Special Engagement to focus on art house theaters and lead up to the film’s DVD release in the U.S. and Canada.
Anime fans who missed the opportunity to watch Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS during the film’s first theatrical run will soon get another chance to watch their favorite card dueling characters on the big screen. Eleven Arts, a film production and distribution company known for distributing high-quality animated and live-action Japanese films to North American audiences, has teamed up with 4K Media Inc., the Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. subsidiary that manages the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand outside of Asia, to secure a limited second run theatrical release for Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS feature film beginning April 14th.
This special engagement of Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS will focus on indie/art house theaters serving the demands of the film’s loyal fan base in advance of the film’s DVD release this summer. [For a full list of participating theaters, specific screening date times, and to purchase advance tickets, please visit: www.elevenarts.net/]
In making the announcement, Eleven Arts, Inc.’s President and CEO Ko Mori said: “Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS is a stellar example of the type of quality anime feature that true fans want to experience again and again. By focusing on art house theatre engagements, we’re honoring the anime art form and validating the passion that movie goers have for this genre.”
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the passionate Yu-Gi-Oh! fans to get another look at the film on the big screen while reminding them of the DVD release as well,” added Kristen Gray, SVP of Operations and Business & Legal Affairs, 4K Media. “Eleven Arts has done similar limited-engagement releases for other popular anime features, so we are happy to be working together.”
Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS enjoyed a successful, wide theatrical release throughout the U.S. and Canada on some 500 plus screens in January and February of this year when 4K Media teamed with ScreenVision to handle the film’s initial distribution. The film was also released in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, San Marino, Monte Carlo, Germany, and Austria. It recently opened in United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, and for the film is coming to theatres in Latin America this month.
In Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS, the stakes have never been higher; the rivalries never as fierce; the risks never so great. One wrong move—one card short—and it’s game over for good. A decade in the making, Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS features new designs and an all-new story from the original creator of the global phenomenon, Kazuki Takahashi. His masterful tale features anime’s most beloved characters in their long-awaited return: Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba and their faithful friends Joey Wheeler, Tristan Taylor, Téa Gardner and Bakura. It’s the most highly anticipated re-YU-nion ever!