I was worried I might not be able to get to see Resident Evil: Vendetta, as the cinema chain showing it here initially only had two screenings scheduled. But, for some reason, my local cinema increased the number of screenings to twice a day for at least a whole week! I’m happy that they did this, but I do wonder if they will do this again in the future for similar films; in total there were only five people in the cinema, two of whom came in half an hour into the movie. But now onto my thoughts on this film.
The 3d-animated film Biohazard: Vendetta (aka Resident Evil: Vendetta), was released last Saturday in Japan. I have absolutely no idea how it is faring at the box office, but I came across four new short promo clips for it on YouTube today. Apparently, they were used to promote the film on Twitter (or “Twetter”, as it says in the YouTube description for each clip).😋 Anyway, each one features a different character.
A new trailer for the upcoming Biohazard: Vendetta (aka Resident Evil: Vendetta) 3d-animated film has just come out. This film centres on the heroic trio of Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy and Rebecca Chambers, who must face off against yet another bloodthirsty horde of mutants unleashed by the new owner of not one, but two incredibly evil and powerful corporations. Yes, in the end it’s basically the same old Resident Evil plot, but this film does look like it’s going to be fun.
Biohazard: Vendetta is an upcoming Japanese CG animated film set in the Biohazard (AKA Resident Evil) universe. It looks like standard game-turned-movie fare: lots of action and very little plot, but the imagery is high-quality so it might be quite entertaining. The main characters will be Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy and Rebecca Chambers, although it looks as though poor Rebecca is going to be relegated to damsel-in-distress in this particular outing. You can check out the trailer below.
Last week I went to see Your Name, an animated film by the Japanese director Makoto Shinkai, in the cinemas. If you haven’t heard about Your Name, I suggest you take a look at the trailer below.
First of all, I’ve never actually played a Final Fantasy game in my life, but I have been interested in the FF series ever since a friend of mine started playing the much revered Final Fantasy VII, many, many years ago. I’m also a fan of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, from 2001. So a couple of weeks ago when I heard about a special screening of the Final Fantasy XV film tie-in, called Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, I was curious to see what it was like.
The full line-up for this year’s Japanese Film Festival has been announced! You can view the list of films by clicking on the link below.
My pick for this year is Pieta in the Toilet (トイレのピエタ). I’m a sucker for a pure love story, even one that is obviously doomed from the very outset. [^_^] You can check out the trailer below, but bear in mind it’s only in Japanese.
I’m also interested in Princess Jellyfish (海月姫) and the case of hana & alice (花とアリス殺人事件). I’m familiar with both the manga and anime of Princess Jellyfish and judging from the trailer, this live-action adaptation seems faithful to the source material, so I’m pretty sure it’ll be a fun movie. As for the case of hana & alice, it’s a animated prequel to the 2004 live-action movie Hana and Alice (花とアリス), which in turn was born out of a series of Kit-Kit commercials, of all things. But it was an entertaining movie, with great performances by Anne Suzuki and Yu Aoi, who return to do the voices in the prequel. Here are the trailers for both of these films, but again, they are only in Japanese.
I’ll write more about these films if I have the chance to see them.Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!