Nintendo's 3D portable gaming device is ready to hit the market.
Japan's largest distrib, Toho, has launched a take-over bid for International Television Films.
Kyoto police on Monday arrested a 37-year-old hotel employee for using the Winny file-sharing software to illegally distribute pics such as "Shutter Island" and toons.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
The Tokyo Filmex fest has unveiled the lineup for its 11th edition, which will unspool Nov. 21-28 in Tokyo.
Helmer Takashi Miike, whose samurai swashbuckler "13 Assassins" played in competition at Venice, will make a yet untitled pic based on "Harakiri" (Seppuku), a 1962 Masaki Kobayashi period drama…
Sophia Loren will receive Japan's Praemium Imperiale for theater and film in a ceremony on Oct. 13 attended by Prince Hitachi, honorary patron of Japan's Art Assn., which hands out the annual awards.
Capcom and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan will co-produce 3D toon "Resident Evil: Damnation," a sequel to 2008 CG toon "Resident Evil: Degeneration," the partners announced on Tuesday.
A consortium led by NTT DoCoMo, one of Japan's major mobile communications companies, has received a government nod to begin offering a broadcasting service targeting cellphone and other mobile…