CONTEST CLOSED! Win Tickets to the 2011 New York Asian Film Festival
Our good friends at the New York Asian Film Festival are nothing if not generous to Dread Central readers. To prove it, they're offering a pair of tickets each to screenings of Riki-Oh, Battle Royale, and Yakuza Weapon during the fest.
If you'll be in or around New York City from July 1st-14th, 2011, you won't want to miss out on a chance to win one of these pairs of tickets. Here are the dates/times - just click on the title to enter, and don't forget to include your name and contact info:
BATTLE ROYALE (Friday, July 8th at 9:15 PM at Japan Society)
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
RIKI-OH (Friday, July 8th at 12:00 midnight at Walter Reade Theatre at Film Society Lincoln Center)
A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system.
YAKUZA WEAPON (either Saturday, July 9th at 8:15 PM with after party at Japan Society - OR - Tuesday, July 12th at 7:45 PM at Film Society Lincoln Center) - Be sure to specify which night you want tickets for in the body of your email
A hard-edged battle royale featuring tough gangsters, deadly women, and cybernetic penis implants! Working as a hard-to-kill mercenary in South America, ex-yakuza Shozo Iwaki (Tak Sakaguchi) is informed of the death of his gang boss father, Kenzo (Akaji Maro). Returning home after four years, Shozo discovers that his father’s number-one man, Kurawaki (Shingo Tsurumi), has double-crossed and assassinated Kenzo, leaving Shozo not only in charge of what little remains of the Iwaki Family, but also burning with the desire for vengeance.
Film Society - 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023, (212) 875-5610
Japan Society - 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017, (212) 832-1155
Winners will be notified a few days before each screening. For the full New York Asian Film Festival lineup and list of special guests, be sure to visit Subway Cinema News.