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Film Acquisition Rundown: Samuel Goldwyn Picks Up Laff Winner ‘Green Is Gold,’ Kino Lorber Buys ‘Son of Joseph’ And More

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Samuel Goldwyn Picks Up Laff Winner ‘Green Is Gold,’ Kino Lorber Buys ‘Son of Joseph’ And More
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

– Exclusive: Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up the North American rights to the drama “Green Is Gold,” written and directed by Ryon Baxter and starring Jimmy Baxter, Ryon Baxter and David Fine. The film recently had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival over the summer, where it won the Audience Award for Best Fiction Feature.

The film follows “a thirteen-year-old boy [who] is forced to live with his estranged brother after their father is sent to prison. Their relationship is soon tested when the older brother’s occupation as a marijuana dealer infringes on his ability not only to raise his brother, but to even take care of himself. However, through constant tribulation, they discover
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Girls Und Panzer Complete Ova Series DVD Review

Director: Tsutomu Mizushima

Starring: Ai Kayano, Jessica Calvello, Ikumi Nakagami, Rebekah Stevens, Mai Fuchigami, Meg McDonald, Mami Ozaki, Caitlynn French, Yuka Iguchi, Molly Searcy

Running Time: 72 minutes

Certificate: 12

The girls in tanks return for a bizarre mixture of Ova episodes that may fun, but are completely unnecessary. These episodes range from between 13 minutes down to 3 minutes and although a few connect together for a lengthier story, there’s not too much actually going on.

We start off with some swimsuit shopping, which puts the characters into skimpy clothing and we see the shy ones being bashful and the buxom ones being confident. A drinking game could be played to go along with the sound effects for bouncing boobs here, even though the show tries to keep it as innocent as possible. We’re also treated to a camping episode and a fascination with Spam. Each of these individual moments adds up to a few laughs,
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Girls Und Panzer DVD Review

Director: Tsutomu Mizushima

Starring: Ai Kayano, Jessica Calvello, Ikumi Nakagami, Rebekah Stevens, Mai Fuchigami, Meg McDonald, Mami Ozaki, Caitlynn French, Yuka Iguchi, Molly Searcy

Running Time: 300 minutes

Certificate: 12

The idea of girls and tanks could have easily sparked a creative flourish of voluptuous fanservice and gratuitous violence. It comes as a great surprise that Girls Und Panzer gives us neither. This is a very gentle show which focuses on friendship in much the same way as other innocent schoolgirl focused anime such as K-on! The transformation of tank warfare into a sporting event, where tactics and hard work are rewarded over death and destruction, makes this both an unexpectedly uplifting show that has plenty of action, without being inappropriate or unsuitable for most audiences (pretty sure that 12 rating is just for the use of tanks and not how they are used).

Miho (Fuchigami/McDonald) transfers to a new school that
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Competition: Win anime ‘Blood C: The Last Dark’ on DVD

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Following on from the award winning series, Blood C returns with its movie, The Last Dark, in a film that has monsters, lots of violence, a lust for revenge, great visuals and action to boot.

Blood C: The Last Dark is out to own on DVD and Blu-ray now and courtesy of Manga Entertainment UK, we have a copy on DVD to give away!

To win a copy of Blood C: The Last Dark on DVD just answer the following question:

Who directed Blood C: The Last Dark? Was it:

a) Naoyoshi Shiotani

b) Nanase Ohkawa

c) Tsutomu Mizushima

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, making sure to include your name and address. You can also leave your answer on our Facebook page, just make sure to like us first or your entry will be invalid.

Competition closes April 10th 2014.

Competition T&C’s

• Open to UK participants over 15 only.
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Another DVD Review

Director: Tsutomu Mizushima,

Starring: Atsushi Abe, Greg Ayres, Natsumi Takamori, Monica Rial, Ai Nonaka, Brittney Karbowski, Hiroaki Hirata, David Wald

Running Time: 300 minutes

Certificate: 15

Sometimes faith can be restored in the strangest of places. Horror is a very specific genre in that it sets out to do one thing. Scare the viewer. As the years pass it becomes harder to do as we are wise to their tricks. Another is an anime that delivers pure fear and unsettling terror. It can take a lot to really crawl under the viewer’s skin these days, but Another does a wonderful job at burying itself deep and gradually tearing its way to the surface. The opening narration sets up a creepy urban legend in a quiet and eerie voice. We hear of Asaki, a young high school girl who died under tragic circumstances. However, in order to tackle the grief, her class
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Blood C DVD Review

Director: Tsutomu Mizushima,

Starring: Nana Mizuki, Alexis Tipton, Keiji Fujiwara, Bill Jenkins, Kenji Nojima, Bill Jenkins, Atsushi Abe, Chris Burnett, Jun Fukuyama, Todd Haberkorn,

Running Time: 300 minutes

Certificate: 15

Blood C takes the familiar tale of a teenager forced to fight evil spirits and demons and although the plot sounds the same, the approach is vastly different. Saya (Mizuki/Tipton) has to juggle her life as both a high-school student and a slayer of evil, only, for the first handful of episodes, there isn’t much cohesion between the two. Saya goes to school and chats with her friends before walking home. If it sounds banal and uninvolving that’s because it kind of is, but it also offers a stark contrast to the end of each episode where fights with demonic beings take place. This clear division is refreshing, as we see Saya in complete control over her responsibilities and
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Second Trailer For Animated 'Blood-c: The Last Dark'

Second Trailer For Animated 'Blood-c: The Last Dark'
The official website for the Blood-c: The Last Dark anime film began streaming a second trailer on Saturday. The last episode of the "Blood-c" television anime series had revealed in September that the film will open in theaters in Japan on June 2, 2012. The manga creator team Clamp developed the story and original character designs for the vampire television series and film, and Production I.G has been animating both projects. Naoyoshi Shiotani (Tokyo Marble Chocolate, key animator on Blood+ and Blood-c) is directing the film instead of the television version's director Tsutomu Mizushima. Writers Jun'ichi Fujisaku and Nanase Ohkawa (Clamp), animation character designer/chief animation director Kazuchika Kise, and voice cast members Nana Mizuki (Saya Kisaragi) and Kenji Nojima (Fumito Nanahara) are returning from the television series. Niconico, the English version of the online video service Nico Nico Douga, streamed the television series outside of Japan as it aired. The
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Trailer: Saya Returns for Animated Feature in Blood-c: The Last Dark

Okay, so a live-action feature of Blood: The Last Vampire didn't quite work out. But that hasn't prevented the property - first proven widely popular in a short 2000 anime film by Hiroyuki Kitakubo - from enjoying success across various different mediums. Over the last decade, Blood: The Last Vampire has evolved in anime, stretching across two television shows. Now there are plans for a feature animated film and we've got the trailer. Blood-c: The Last Dark is expected to arrive sometime in 2012. Tsutomu Mizushima directs, a veteran of the Blood-c series upon which this gory new entry is based. Visit the official site for the project right here .
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Trailer: Saya Returns for Animated Feature in Blood-c: The Last Dark

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Okay, so a live-action feature of Blood: The Last Vampire didn't quite work out. But that hasn't prevented the property - first proven widely popular in a short 2000 anime film by Hiroyuki Kitakubo - from enjoying success across various different mediums.

Over the last decade, Blood: The Last Vampire has evolved in anime, stretching across two television shows. Now there are plans for a feature animated film and we've got the trailer.

Blood-c: The Last Dark is expected to arrive sometime in 2012. Tsutomu Mizushima directs, a veteran of the Blood-c series upon which this gory new entry is based.

Visit the official site for the project right here.

Source: Ryan Turek

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