The notorious annual animé all-nighter returns to the Apollo with a fantastic line-up.
With DJs, goodie bags,
Redbull and Purbeck
ice-cream, prize giveaways
and, of course, great movies
join us on a trip through time
and space, from reality to
the scariest parts of the
mind. From Midnight til 9am.
Things kick-off around 11.00pm and movies start at Midnight.
(USA 2007, Dir: Yoshiaki Kawajiri,86mins)
In the tradition of VAMPIRE HUNTER D and NINJA SCROLL animé wizard Yoshiaki Kawajiri brings his unique visual bravura to the immortal HIGHLANDER franchise. For the first time, the MacLeod katana blade will find itself in the hands of a Japanese master.
In the new tale, the lone warrior Colin travels with the wise-cracking ghost Amergan across a desolate landscape searching for the immortal despot Marcus Octavius, who killed his lover Moya on the Celtic plains tens of centuries ago. Will Colin lead the people to freedom or become consumed by hate? The answer may lie with the beautiful yet tough freedom fighter Dahlia, who has a mysterious connection to Moya. Colin must confront Marcus in a showdown
where the future of all men will be decided. There can be only one…
LE CHEVALIER D'EON
(Japan 2006, Dir: Kazuhiro Furuhashi, 100mins)
Production I.G delivers a tale of murder, mystery and mysticism. LE
CHEVALIER D'EON is a fictionalisation of the real life Charles D'Eon de Beaumont, a diplomat, writer, spy, and Freemason known as one of the best swordsmen in France, whose true gender was a source of speculation well into the late 18th century. Paris, 1742. A coffin floats in the shimmering Seine. On the lid, a word written in blood – Psalms; inside, the body of a beautiful woman: Lia de Beaumont. Her brother, Charles, seeks the reason for her murder and uncovers an evil that shadows the palaces of kings and the dark alleys of Europe. A force so powerful it brings Lia's soul back from beyond to possess her own brother and seek revenge.
'Wellanimated, well-scored, goodlooking and heartilytold, it is
another triumph for Production I.G, again setting a high standard
for others to meet. Animé News Network
(Japan 2006, Dir: Satoshi Kon, 90mins)
From the director of PERFECT BLUE and TOKYO GODFATHERS, PAPRIKA is Satoshi Kon's latest meditation on the conflict between technology and humanity.
Set in Tokyo, the DC-MINI is a gadget developed for psychotherapy that allows one to view a patient's dreams. A team of doctors has now developed a way for the user to enter into and control the dreams of others. However, this revolutionary device has been stolen enabling the dream world to spill into the waking world thereby causing all kinds of trouble in the city. Can our heroine, Paprika, stop the 'psycho terrorists' before it's too late?
GHOST IN THE SHELL: SOLID STATE
(Japan 2006, Dir: Kenji Kamiyama, 108mins)
This third GHOST IN THE SHELL movie sees our heroes dealing with a seemingly unconnected set of tragedies: a rash of suicides, child abductions and a healthcare conspiracy. They encounter a 'Wizard Class' hacker known as the Puppeteer, all played out against a backdrop of corporate wrongdoings and political wrangling.
Last minute addition:
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FULL METAL ALCHEMIST - the movie Conqueror of Shamballa.
THE UK PREMIERE IS 6PM on FRI 4th MAY 2007
To avoid disapointment book early on 020 7451 9944 we sold out within 10 days last year.
20 tickets remaining at 30th April