Gantz: The Movie, Part 1

July 9, 2011
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2011. 130 min., BR, in Japanese with English subtitles.
Directed by Shinsuke Sato. With Kazunari Ninomiya, Kenichi Matsuyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Kanata Hongo, Natsuna Watanabe, Tomorowo Taguchi, Takayuki Yamada.

“Gantz… stands the “murder-game” formula on its head- or rather twists it in strange and provocative ways.” – Mark Schilling, The Japan Times

Presented back-to-back with its sequel, it’s the uncut, subtitled, live action movie based on Japan’s top sci-fi action manga. After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens (Kazunari Ninomiya and Kenichi Matsuyama ) wake up in a room where a mysterious black sphere orders them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth… Imagine the Harry Potter and Twilight movies rolled into one (well, make that two flicks), except with Japanese teenagers in tight black leather, advanced war gear and buckets of blood.

Part of Japan Cuts 2011: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema

$12/$9 (members, students and seniors)

This event is SOLD OUT.

Purchase more than 5 tickets for at least 5 different films and receive $2 off of each ticket! Special offer available only at Japan Society Box Office or by telephone at (212) 715-1258. Offer not available online.

  • Saturday, July 9, 2011
  • 12:30 pm