Monday, May 1, 2017

SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES AUGUST SLATE

Food Wars! Available August 15th


HOUSTON, April 25, 2017 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its August slate of releases; including two Limited Edition Premium Box Sets from Sentai Filmworks. Food Wars! and Ushio & Tora!

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming August 2017

Title: HIDAMARI SKETCH: HONEYCOMB COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 8/8/2017
Format: BD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98 

SYNOPSIS: Studying at the Yamabuki Arts High School has been a dream-come-true for Yuno, and she's learned so much already! Not just from her instructors, but from the friends and neighbors who've become her second family and made the Hidamari Apartments such a safe and nurturing home. But as the day of her "big sisters" Sae and Hiro's graduation draws slowly closer, it's time for Yuno to start seriously taking on the same role for Nazuna, Nori and the other budding young artists who've entered Hidamari's protective cocoon. And it's also time to tackle some really challenging artistic assignments. That doesn't mean there won't still be time for fun with Miyako and all the others, but it's definitely time to pencil in her plans for the future. And sometimes that means putting the art before the course! Prepare to be drawn in once again as the magic that surrounds Hidamari continues in HIDAMARI SKETCH X HONEYCOMB - The COMPLETE COLLECTION!

Title: FOOD WARS! COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 8/15/2017
Format: BD, DVD COMBO
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $99.98, $79.98, $199.98

SYNOPSIS: Ever since he was little, Soma Yukihira's main goals have been to beat his father in a cooking contest and take over the family diner. That's why, when his dad suddenly announces that he's shutting the restaurant down and sending Soma to cooking school, Soma is shocked. However, Tohtsuki Academy is no ordinary cooking school. This elite institution is filled with culinary giants like Erina "God Tongue" Nakiri, who does her best to keep a lowly short-order like Soma from even making it inside the door. However, if the snobs can dish it out, Soma can serve it up, and when he learns that only a handful of the students manage to graduate every year, he swears that the only way he'll leave is as number one in FOOD WARS!

Title: BAKUON!! COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 8/22/2017
Format: BD, DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98, $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Riding a bicycle may be better than walking, but when another girl zips past her on the way to class, Sakura Hane realizes that there's an even better option: motorcycles! Fortunately, Sakura's all-girl school just happens to have a motorcycle club! It only has one member though: the mysterious Raimu Kawasaki, who's never been seen without her face-obscuring helmet. But that changes immediately once Sakura and the girl who passed her, Onsa Amano, sign up and start recruiting! It won't all be easy riding… Sakura still has to earn her license, and there are problems like the club's official status having slipped, and the need to recruit a faculty sponsor. But when the rubber hits the road, those are just little potholes as six student bikers take a ride on the wild side in BAKUON!!

Title: BEYOND THE BOUNDARY –I’LL BE HERE-
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 180 min.
Street Date: 8/22/2017
Format: COMBO
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Can anyone outrun their past forever? Mirai Kuriyama's ability to control and manipulate her blood, even to use it as a weapon, has left her an outcast and pariah. But a chance encounter with Akihito Kanbara, whose own lineage is only partially human and allows him to heal from almost any injury, may have finally given her a chance at finding peace. When the cost of that path becomes apparent, will the two of them be willing to pay the price for a true happy ending? Even if it's achieved, how long can it last in a world where Mirai's mere existence is seen as a lethal threat? In two spectacular feature films, the world created in the hit series is taken to its epic, stunning conclusion: BEYOND THE BOUNDARY -I'LL BE HERE-: Past and BEYOND THE BOUNDARY -I'LL BE HERE-: Future!

Title: USHIO & TORA COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 975 min.
Street Date: 8/29/2017
Format: BD, DVD, COMBO
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $129.98, $99.98, $249.98
SYNOPSIS: Ushio always ignored his father's crazy tales about the temple where they live. All that talk of restless souls and vicious monsters are nothing more than stories, right? However, Ushio quickly rethinks his position when he discovers a locked basement with an actual demon pinned to the wall by a spear! The tiger-striped demon threatens to eat Ushio if he doesn't free him, so Ushio naturally chooses to ignore him. However, when the demon's presence starts to attract others, Ushio is forced to remove the spear to save himself. To make a bad situation even worse, freeing the demon, Tora, also bonds Ushio to the cursed Beast Spear, sending him on a journey where unspeakable dangers await. The battle is only beginning for these unlikely partners in the all-new USHIO & TORA!

About Section23 Films:
Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan, Kraken Releasing and AEsir Holdings. With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.

30 ASIAN FILMS TO WATCH FOR IN 2019

FROM SOUTH KOREA

English Titles

Native Titles

Genre

Directors

Actors

The Swordsman

검객

Action, Period

Choi Jae-hoon

Jang Hyuk, Jung Man-sik, Joe Taslim, Kim Hyun-soo

EXIT

엑시트

Disaster, Action

Lee Sang-geun

Jo Jung-suk, Yoona

The Battle of Jangsari

장사리 9.15

War, Drama

Kwak Kyung-taek, Kim Tae-hoon

Kim Myung-min, Megan Fox, Kim In-kwon, Choi Min-ho

Heads of Namsan

남산의 부장들

Drama, Action

Woo Min-ho

Lee Byung-hun, Lee Sung-min, Kwak Do-won, Lee Hee-joon

The Divine Fury

사자

Action, Horror

Kim Joo-hwan

Park Seo-joon, Ahn Sung-ki, Woo Do-hwan

Okay Madam! (literal title)

오케이! 마담

Action, Comedy

Lee Cheol-ha

Park Sung-woong, Uhm Jung-hwa, Lee Sang-yoon, Lee Sun-bin, Bae Jeong-nam

Blackout

암전

Mystery, Horror

Kim Jin-won

Seo Ye-ji, Jin Seon-kyu

Money

Crime, Action

Park Noo-ri

Ryu Jun-yeol, Yoo Ji-tae, Jo Woo-jin

Hunting Time

사냥의 시간

Sci-fi, Thriller

Yoon Sung-hyun

Lee Je-hoon, Choi Woo-shik, Ahn Jae-hong, Park Jung-min, Park Hae-soo

The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale

기묘한 가족

Comedy

Lee Min-jae

Jung Jae-young, Kim Nam-gil, Uhm Ji-won

FROM JAPAN

Titles

Directors

Cast

Genre

Production Notes


City Hunter the Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes

Kenji Kodama

Akira Kamiya, Kazue Ikura, Yōko Asagami, Tesshō Genda, Mami Koyama

Drama, Action, Comedy, Spy, Sci-fi, Superheroes

Based on a manga series, This is a Valentine's Day (Chinese New Year, National Foundation Day) film.


Psycho-Pass SS Series

Naoyoshi Shiotani

Ayane Sakura, Kenji Nojima, Hiroki Tōchi, Kinryū Arimoto, Akira Ishida, Tomokazu Seki

Drama, Action, Crime, Spy, Sci-fi

Based on a manga series, This is a Valentine's Day (Chinese New Year, National Foundation Day) film.


Lord of Vermilion vs. School-Live!: The Crimson Apocalypse

Issei Shibata, Cédric Jimenez

Nanami Abe, Midori Nagatsuki, Wakana Majima, Rio Kiyohara, Benoît Magimel, Olga Kurylenko

Horror, Drama, Action, Monster, Thriller, Youth

A live-action film, based on a manga series, part of the sixth Asian Dark Universe, This is a New Year's Eve (Coming of Age Day) film.

BUILD NEW WORLD Kamen Rider Cross

Kyōhei Yamaguchi

Kyōhei Yamaguchi

Tokusatsur ( live-action), Action, Sci-fi

Based on Super Sentai and Kamen Rider, This is a Valentine's Day (Chinese New Year, National Foundation Day) film

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection

Gorō Taniguchi

Jun Fukuyama, Takahiro Sakurai, Yukana, Ami Koshimizu, Kaori Nazuka, Fumiko Orikasa

Fantasy, Sci-fi, Action, Mecha, Supernatural

Based on the Code Geass anime and manga, This is a Valentine's Day (Chinese New Year, National Foundation Day) film.

King of Prism: Shiny Seven Stars Series

Masakazu Hishida


Tetsuya Kakihara, Tomoaki Maeno, Toshiki Masuda, Junta Terashima, Sōma Saitō, Tasuku Hatanaka

Drama, Romance, Musical, Sports (Figure skating), Idol, Youth

Based on a video game series, This is the International Women's Day (Hinamatsuri, Commonwealth Day) and Saint Patrick's Day film.

Dragon Quest and Kingdom Crossover

Shinsuke Sato, Christophe Gans

Kento Yamazaki, Ryo Yoshizawa, Masami Nagasawa, Kanna Hashimoto, Takeru Satoh, Hayden Christensen

Historical, Fantasy, Drama, Action, Spy, Superheroes

Based on a manga series, This is an Easter Day (Earth Day, April Fools' Day) film.

Inemuri Iwane X Assassin's Creed

Katsuhide Motoki

Tori Matsuzaka, Fumino Kimura, Kyoko Yoshine, Tasuku Emoto, Yosuke Sugino, Kuranosuke Sasaki

Historical, Fantasy, Drama, Action

Based on a children's novel, This is a Golden Week (Europe Day, Constitution Memorial Day, Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day) and May Day film.


Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution

Kunihiko Yuyama, Motonori Sakakibara

Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Action, Children's, Youth

Based on a video game series, This is a Marine Day and Mediterranean Stanza Heroes' Day (Bastille Day, Tanabata) film.


Tokyo Ghoul 2

Masataka Kubota, Maika Yamamoto, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Hiyori Sakurada, Yū Aoi, Yo Oizumi

Horror, Dark fantasy, Supernatural horror, Action, Monster, Superheroes

A live-action film, based on the Tokyo Ghoul anime and manga series, part of the prequel of Spider-Man: Far From Home.

From China

Titles

Directors

Cast

Genre

Production Notes

Air Strike

Xiao Feng

Bruce Willis, Liu Ye, Nicholas Tse, William Chan, Song Seung-heon

War / Drama

Mainland-United States co-production

Empires of the Deep

Olga Kurylenko

Sci-fi

Mainland-United States co-production

The Great Detective

Roy Chow

Han Geng, Yin Zheng, Zhang Huiwen

Comedy / Action / Suspense / Crime

L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 2

Guo Jingming

Fan Bingbing, Kris Wu, Chen Xuedong

Animation / Fantasy

Out of Control

Axel Sand
Richard Lin

T.O.P, Cecilia Cheung, Michael Trevino

Action

Mainland-Germany-South Korea co-production

The Three-Body Problem

Panpan Zhang

Zhang Jingchu, Feng Shaofeng

Science fiction

The Wonder

Norman Stone

Archie Kao, Karl Urban, Willow Shields, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Leo Wu, Christy Chung, Joe Chen

Fantasy

China-New Zealand-United Kingdom co-production

The Forest Monster

Action / Suspense / Horror

A Rain Cloud in the Sky

Lou Ye

Jing Boran, Song Jia, Sandra Ma, Zhang Songwen, Michelle Chen, Qin Hao

Crime / Suspense

2019 Asian Television Dramas

South Korea

Japan

China

Absolute Boyfriend (South Korean TV series)

Asadal Chronicles

Beautiful World (TV series)

Because It's My First Love

Best Chicken

Big Issue (TV series)

Different Dream

Doctor Prisoner

The Fiery Priest

Haechi (TV series)

He Is Psychometric

Kingdom (South Korean TV series)

Left-Handed Wife

Legal High (South Korean TV series)

Live or Die (TV series)

Love Alarm

Love at First Sight (TV series)

My Fellow Citizens

My Lawyer, Mr. Jo 2

Romance Is a Bonus Book

So I Married an Anti-fan (TV series)

Spring Turns to Spring

Touch Your Heart

Trap (TV series)

Vagabond (TV series)

Voice 3

Ace of Diamond

Ao-chan Can't Study!

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

B-Project

Boogiepop and Others

Carole & Tuesday

The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II

A Certain Scientific Accelerator

A Certain Scientific Railgun

Chihayafuru

Circlet Princess

Colorful Pastrale

Cop Craft

Date A Live

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Dimension High School

Domestic Girlfriend

Dororo

Dr. Stone

Dumbbell Nan-Kilo Moteru?

Endro!

Ensemble Stars!

Fate/Grand Order

Fire Force

Fruits Basket

Girly Air Force

Grimms Notes

Gunjō no Magmell

Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine

Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu

Hoshiai no Sora

Hulaing Babies

I'm From Japan

Isekai Quartet

Idaten (TV series)

Joshi Kausei

Kabukichō Sherlock

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler

Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko

Kemurikusa

Kenja no Mago

Kono Oto Tomare!

Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger

Magia Record

Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka

Magical Sempai

The Magnificent Kotobuki

Manaria Friends

Maō-sama, Retry!

Mayonaka no Occult Kōmuin

Meiji Tokyo Renka

Mix (manga)

My Roommate is a Cat

Nobunaga Sensei no Osanazuma

Over Drive Girl 1/6

Pastel Memories

Pet (manga)

Pretty Rhythm

The Price of Smiles

The Promised Neverland

The Quintessential Quintuplets

Rainy Cocoa

Re:Stage!

Revisions (TV series)

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Sarazanmai

Senryū Shōjo

Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san

Shōmetsu Toshi

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen

Star Twinkle PreCure

Superbook

Super Sentai Strongest Battle

Symphogear

Ueno-san wa Bukiyō

Ultraman New Generation Chronicle

Vinland Saga (manga)

W'z

Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me

We Never Learn

Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki

YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World

Z/X

Beautiful Reborn Flower

Cry Me a Sad River

Dancing in the Storm (TV series)

Empress of the Ming

The Fated General

God of Lost Fantasy

The Gods (TV series)

The Golden Eyes

Held in the Lonely Castle

Idol Producer (season 2)

In Youth

The King's Avatar

The Legend of Ba Qing

The Legend of Haolan

The Legends of Monkey King

The Love of Hypnosis

New Dragon Gate Inn (TV series)

New Horizon (TV series)

Peace in Palace, Peace in Chang'an

Queen Dugu (TV series)

See You Again (TV series)

Sword Dynasty

Tears in Heaven (TV series)

Ten Years Late

The Wolf (TV series)

Zhaoge (TV series)