Beguiling Anime @ The Revue Presents: THE EMPIRE OF CORPES (Canadian Premiere) Presented in English Monday, October 31st, @ 7pm (Doors at 6pm) Tickets:empireofcorpsesrevue.eventbrite.ca
The Beguiling Anime @ The Revue returns for October with a special Hallowe’en treat: The Canadian theatre debut of Project Itoh: The Empire of Corpses!
Adapted from the Sci-Fi Steampunk Adventure Zombie novel, The Empire of Corpses is a perfectly spooky entry to start your Hallowe’en off right! Come by when the doors open at 6pm to see an array of horror graphic novels and manga from sponsors The Beguiling and Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop. As always they’ll be a raffle for all attendees for some goodies.
And bonus: immediately following this screening, The Revue presents a free screening of White Zombie (1932), starring Bela Lugosi.
Revue Event Pricing: $13 General, $10 Members, Students and Seniors.
The Empire of Corpses (Shisha No Teikoku) – Canadian Premiere! Doors open at 6:00PM | Film at 7:00PM Directed by Ryôtarô Makihara | 120min. | 14A
From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes a captivating historical action thriller based on an award-winning steampunk dystopian 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.
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.
Spirited Away Film Screening
Thursday, May 5th, 2016, @ 7PM
@ The Revue Cinema, 400 Rocesvalles Ave, Toronto Tickets on sale now.
The Beguiling is proud to continue sponsoring The Revue Cinema’s monthly anime screenings, with a special screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece SPIRITED AWAY! An absolutely incredible film, packed with rich details that deserves to be seen on the big screen. Page & Panel will be on hand at the screening selling anime-related goodies, and there’ll be prizes too! See you there!
Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax and recharge. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters — shape-shifting phantoms and spirits, some friendly, some less so — and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass-type whimsy, SPIRITED AWAY cemented Miyazaki’s reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous, lyrical storytelling.
The Beguiling Anime at The Revue
Monday, March 7th, doors at 6, movie at 7
@ The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
Tickets at: http://princessmononokerevue.eventbrite.ca/
Our new anime series returns for a second month with Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed PRINCESS MONONOKE!
The Beguiling and its sister store Page & Panel will be in attendance with great Ghibli-related merchandise for sale. Plus there are prizes! Come early and see what’s available and chat with your fellow anime fans!
ABOUT PRINCESS MONONOKE
Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, 134 min. Rated 14A
PRINCESS MONONOKE is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. An epic story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature, the film has been universally acclaimed by critics and broke the box office record on its original release in Japan.
While defending his village from a demonic boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a curse that grants him super-human power in battle but will eventually take his life. Traveling west to find a cure or meet his destiny, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolf-gods who is waging battle against the human outpost of Iron Town, on the edge of the forest. The girl Mononoke a force of nature – with blood smeared lips, riding bareback on a great white wolf, doing battle with both gods and humans, she is as iconic a figure as any from film, literature, or opera.