Helmers Nikita Mikhalkov and Chen Kaige will receive the Kurosawa Award for lifetime achievement at the Tokyo Film Festival.
The Wachowskis' "Speed Racer" will be available on demand on J:Com, Japan's biggest cabler, on Nov. 19, the same day as its DVD release in the country.
"Halo" is coming back, this time without Master Chief.
The Japanese biz releases more pics annually -- 407 last year -- than any other in East Asia. It also holds its own against Hollywood imports -- the market share for Japanese pics was 47.4% in 2007.
This year is shaping up as a super one for the Japanese film biz, at least the top end of it. Toho, long the Godzilla of local distribs, set a new company box office record for the January-to-August…
Tokyo fest competition jury
Special screenings: High-profile international premieres mingle with showings of emotional significance.
Oriental Land, which operates Tokyo Disney Resort, has abandoned plans to build an indoor entertainment complex outside Tokyo, the company announced on Tuesday.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real1Daily:$3.7M Cumulative:$3.7M Sony / TriStar 0.00%
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier2Daily:$3.5M Cumulative:$170.6M Disney -25.44%
Rio 23Daily:$3.0M Cumulative:$49.3M Fox -28.83%