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'Death Note II' gets theatrical run in October

By Rob M. Worley     September 17, 2008

From a press release

Centennial, Colo. – What will be the last name written in the Death Note? The drama and suspense surrounding that very question is brought to life when NCM Fathom and VIZ pictures once again team up to present 'Death Note II: The Last Name' in movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, Oct. 15th and Thursday, Oct. 16th at 7:30 p.m. local time. This breakthrough live-action Japanese mystery event will feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of 'Death Note II: The Last Name', an in-depth interview with Director Shusuke Kaneko and a unique profile of the Death Note cast.

Tickets for this special event are available at presenting theatre box offices and at FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theatre locations and prices, please visit the website (theatres are subject to change).

'Death Note II: The Last Name' (English dubbed) is the sequel to, and immediate continuation of, the 'Death Note', brought to U.S. movie theatres earlier this year by VIZ Pictures and Fathom. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the original event, the two companies bring this next chapter of the thrilling saga based on the popular Japanese manga (graphic novel) series to nearly 400 movie theatres next month.

Written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, 'Death Note II: The Last Name' is a sequel to 'Death Note' as Light Yagami joins the investigation team in pursuit of the serial killer known as “Kira.” While L still strongly suspects that Light is “Kira,” Light Yagami continues to seek out the real name of L so he can kill him with his Death Note. Making things even more unpredictable are the “Eyes of Death,” given to the second Kira, enabling the owner to know the true identity and lifespan of any person. Adding further confusion, a new rash of murders attributed to the Death Note occurs all over the world and is attributed to “the Second Kira.” Light Yagami learns the identity of the other Kira and wants to join forces to get rid of L. Will L be able to catch “Kira” before he gets killed? Who will be the last name written in the Death Note book?

"'Death Note' has captivated millions of fans with a truly original story that has found great success as a manga, an animated series and live-action feature," says Seiji Horibuchi, president and CEO of VIZ Pictures. "The success of our North American debut of the first 'Death Note' live-action event led us to again team with NCM Fathom to add more theatres, which gives an even greater number of fans an opportunity to participate in this incredible event. We invite everyone to check out this newest chapter in the 'Death Note' saga."

'Death Note II: The Last Name' is presented in high-definition with Cinema Surround Sound in select movie theatres including AMC Entertainment Inc., Celebration! Cinema, Cinemark Holdings, Inc., Clearview Cinemas, Georgia Theatre Company, Goodrich Quality Theatres, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, Marcus Theatres, National Amusements and Regal Entertainment Group movie theatres, as well as State Theatre (State College, PA) through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network – North America’s largest cinema broadcast network.

"The first 'Death Note' event was a tremendous success, enjoyed by thousands who were given a glimpse into the making of this visually phenomenal series earlier this year," said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom. "Fathom is excited to again partner with VIZ Pictures to bring Death Note II: The Last Name to the big screen and invite fans nationwide to enjoy this wonderful event at their local movie theatre."

The 'Death Note' manga and animated series have become extremely popular domestically. The 37-episode animated series is seen by millions each week on cable broadcast and the series is also distributed on DVD by VIZ Media (rated T+ for Older Teens). For more information on 'Death Note' live-action features, please visit DeathNoteFilms.com


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