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    Anime Limited have announced they have acquired the Project Itoh films The Empire of Corpses (Shisha no Teikoku) and Harmony for a UK Blu-ray & DVD release.

    For all of you movie fans out there you’ll be happy to hear that today we (Anime Limited) are delighted to announce two new additions to our catalogue of titles as we will be bringing two films from Project Itoh series of films, “Empire of Corpses” and “Harmony” to the UK on Blu-ray and DVD.

    For those not aware, Project Itoh is a series of films adapting particular Sci-Fi novels written by the late Satoshi Itoh. If you’re interested in learning more about the books, have a read of this piece by Raz Greenberg.

    ABOUT “EMPIRE OF CORPSES”
    From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes a captivating historical action thriller based on a Phillip K. Dick Award winning novel by Project Itoh. In an alternate version of 19th century London, the world has been revolutionized by “corpse reanimation technology” creating armies of undead who serve the living as laborers across the globe.

    Synopsis: In an attempt to revive his dearly departed friend, young medical student John Watson becomes obsessed with replicating the work of Dr. Victor Frankenstein—the legendary corpse engineer whose research produced the only re-animated corpse to possess a soul. But when his illegal experiments put him at odds with the British government, Watson is drafted into a worldwide race to find the lost research notes of Victor Frankenstein before the secrets of the human soul fall into the wrong hands.

    At this time we can confirm that we will be bringing Empire of Corpses to the UK on 11th July, yes in just a few months time. We will be doing something special for this as it will be presented in steelbox packaging, that will be limited to 1000 units across all retailers. The set will include the film on both Blu-ray and DVD and there also will be a booklet included too. We’ll have more details, including visuals of what it will look like, for you soon.

    ABOUT “HARMONY”
    Synopsis: In a future ruled by an unwavering dedication to good health, three high school girls led by the defiant Miach Mihie attempt suicide as the ultimate act of rebellion. Tuan Kirie survives, but can’t shake the hatred she has for the “perfect world” she lives in.

    Years later, a simultaneous mass suicide rocks the globe and sends society into a state of shock. A small group stands up to take credit for the event, claiming they’ve hijacked the consciousness of every person on the planet. Everything about the terrorists’ message sounds too familiar to Tuan. She suspects her old friend Miach might be involved, but how could that be when she’d supposedly killed herself years earlier? Desperate for answers, Tuan launches an investigation that takes her across the globe chasing the ghost of her old friend. But what is Miach’s end game? Will she finally wake the world from its monotonous slumber? Or, end it all for good?

    We’ll be releasing the film later this year, tentatively scheduled to be in Q4 but we’ll be confirming the date soon. As is the case with Empire of Corpses, we’ll also be presenting Harmony in steelbox packaging, that will be limited to 1000 units across all retailers. The set will also include the film on both Blu-ray and DVD there will be a booklet included. Again we’ll have more details, including visuals soon.
    Last edited by WTK; 05-26-2017, 06:28 AM.
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  • #2
    Re: Anime Limited licenses Project Itoh films (Empire of Corpses, Harmony)

    I wish they would pay up for real Steelbook treatment instead but I will most likely go for the Anime Limited version over Funimation's as AL have really been creating fantastic Movie releases recently.
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    • #3
      Re: Anime Limited licenses Project Itoh films (Empire of Corpses, Harmony)

      funi have these ?

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      • #4
        Re: Anime Limited licenses Project Itoh films (Empire of Corpses, Harmony)

        Originally posted by mikezilla2 View Post
        funi have these ?
        Yeah, they've had them for a while. They just released Empire of Corpses in US theatres this month and Harmony is coming to theatres next month.

        Also worth noting that I personally asked Anime Limited on Twitter if the licence extended to Genocidal Organ. Their response:

        Nope, we only have Empire of Corpses and Harmony. But if there’s any change to that in the future we’ll say. ^JG
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        • #5
          Re: Anime Limited licenses Project Itoh films (Empire of Corpses, Harmony)

          Project Itoh: Empire of Corpses - Collector's Edition Combi Pack Collection (15) BD/DVD
          Publisher: Anime Limited
          Released: July 11th 2016
          Classification: 15
          Language: English, Japanese
          Subtitles: English
          Running Time: 120mins
          Project Itoh: Empire of Corpses - Collector's Edition [Dual Format] [Blu-ray]
          Contains the film with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles.

          Extras:

          Collector s Packaging
          Art Booklet
          Dual Format

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          • #6
            Re: Anime Limited licenses Project Itoh films (Empire of Corpses, Harmony)

            sub-licensed from Funimation?

            A sub-license relationship doesn't always work for us but in this case we found ones that do configurably work for us - bringing Michael Arias for the premiere of Harmony at the BFI for example worked because we were told we could just speak to Japan to coordinate it

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            • #7
              Re: Anime Limited licenses Project Itoh films (Empire of Corpses, Harmony)

              New date: August 8th 2016

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              • #8
                Re: Anime Limited licenses Project Itoh films (Empire of Corpses, Harmony)


                Project Itoh’s The Empire of Corpses: Originally scheduled for release in July, unfortunately a delay in the production of the Steel box packaging we’re using for our release has meant we’ve had to shift this back. The new date to mark in your calendars for this release is 8th August.

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                • #9
                  Re: Anime Limited licenses Project Itoh films (Empire of Corpses, Harmony)

                  Standard edition DVD (AoL and Amazon disagree on dates):
                  Project Itoh: Empire of Corpses Collection (15) DVD
                  Publisher: Anime Limited
                  Released: August 8th 2016
                  Classification: 15
                  Language: English, Japanese
                  Subtitles: English
                  Running Time: 120mins
                  Product Code ANI0157
                  Project Itoh: Empire of Corpses Standard Edition [DVD]
                  This title will be released on September 5, 2016.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Anime Limited licenses Project Itoh films (Empire of Corpses, Harmony)

                    Amazon UK Listing [Harmony Combo] [DVD]

                    In a future ruled by an unwavering dedication to good health, three high school girls led by the defiant Miach Mihie attempt suicide as the ultimate act of rebellion. Tuan Kirie survives, but cant shake the hatred she has for the perfect world she lives in.

                    Years later, a simultaneous mass suicide rocks the globe and sends society into a state of shock. A small group stands up to take credit for the event, claiming theyve hijacked the consciousness of every person on the planet. Everything about the terrorists message sounds too familiar to Tuan. She suspects her old friend Miach might be involved, but how could that be when shed supposedly killed herself years earlier? Desperate for answers, Tuan launches an investigation that takes her across the globe chasing the ghost of her old friend. But what is Miachs end game? Will she finally wake the world from its monotonous slumber? Or, end it all for good?

                    Extras:
                    • Film on Blu-Ray and DVD
                    • Collectors Packaging
                    • Art Cards
                    • Booklet
                    • English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles
                    Collector's Edition Steelcase Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack
                    Release Date: ETA October 24th 2016
                    Discs: 2
                    Format: Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack
                    Language: English & Japanese with English subtitles

                    Contains the Film on DVD with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles.
                    Standard Edition DVD
                    Release Date: ETA October 24th 2016
                    Discs: 1
                    Format: DVD
                    Language: English & Japanese with English subtitles
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                    • #11
                      Re: Anime Limited licenses Project Itoh films (Empire of Corpses, Harmony)

                      All the Anime Newswire #85
                      Project Itoh: The Empire of Corpses
                      You may have noticed us mention it earlier, but following our recent news that we’ve had to push back our release due to a production delay, we’re happy to confirm the new date set for The Empire of Corpses is 26th September.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Anime Limited licenses Project Itoh films (Empire of Corpses, Harmony)

                        The prior update they refer to:

                        You may also have noticed that The Empire of Corpses is not mentioned above. Unfortunately we’ve had to move this back with no new date set at this time. This also being down to a production delay. We’re hoping it will be released within the next month or two, but until we have a new date firmly locked in we’re holding off on announcing a new date.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Anime Limited licenses Project Itoh films (Empire of Corpses, Harmony)

                          (Tentative) confirmation of the <harmony/> date here: http://blog.alltheanime.com/newswire83/
                          ~ Looking ahead to the fourth quarter of the year, we want to give you a preview of our lineup of releases slated to arrive between October and December. Though we want to stress now that the dates being listed below are tentative and are NOT FINAL.

                          – 24th October – Project Itoh <harmony/> (Ltd Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD Steelbox, standard DVD)

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                          • #14
                            Re: Anime Limited licenses Project Itoh films (Empire of Corpses, Harmony)


                            And also out on 26th September is the movie Project Itoh: The Empire of Corpses on Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Steel Box.

                            As we mentioned on the podcast this week, our release of Empire of Corpses comes with art cards and a booklet delving into the world of the film and also has an interview with the director and scriptwriter as well. You can pre-order your copy of Empire of Corpses today from Amazon, Base, HMV Online, Anime-On-Line and our web shop now.

                            You can see an expanded visual of our Empire of Corpses release below.

                            [http://blog.alltheanime.com/wp-conte...-Ltd-OPEN.jpg]

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                            • #15
                              Re: Anime Limited licenses Project Itoh films (Empire of Corpses, Harmony)

                              Originally posted by Shiroi Hane View Post
                              (Tentative) confirmation of the <harmony/> date here: http://blog.alltheanime.com/newswire83/
                              ~ Looking ahead to the fourth quarter of the year, we want to give you a preview of our lineup of releases slated to arrive between October and December. Though we want to stress now that the dates being listed below are tentative and are NOT FINAL.

                              – 24th October – Project Itoh <harmony/> (Ltd Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD Steelbox, standard DVD)
                              Nice, another steelbox, I figured it would match Empire - will probably get this one rather than the US release then, glad I held off...

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