VIZ Cinema is a 143-seat underground cinema inside NEW PEOPLE in San Francisco, owned and operated by VIZ Pictures. Equipped with a cutting-edge HD digital projection and THX®-certified sound system, VIZ Cinema’s programming focuses on the latest and hottest films from Japan, as well as an incredible legacy of classics, favorites, documentaries and anime – making it the only venue of its kind in the United States.
More October programming will be announced as we go.
Friday, 10/1 – Thursday, 10/7
Sayonara Itsuka : Goodbye, Someday [ SF Premiere! ]
(Directed by John H. Lee, 2010, 133 min, Digital, English Subtitles)
Cast: Miho Nayayama, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuriko Ishida
Known as the “good guy”, Yutaka is engaged to marry the daughter of the founder of an Airline that he works for. While he is working abroad at the Bangkok branch, he meets Toko, a mysterious woman. They
quickly develop a lustful relationship spending days in passion. For Yutaka’s wedding they choose to separate, but 25 years later they meet again…
CJ Entertainment brings the blockbuster hit movie, Sayonara Itsuka (Saying Good-Bye, Some Day) to VIZ Cinema for a limited special release from 10/1 to 10/7. The film, directed by John H. Lee (A Moment to Remember) starring Miho Nakayama and Hidetoshi Nishijima, was a huge success in the Asian market in early 2010. Regarded as an ‘Asian collaborated masterpiece’, the film is based on a novel by Tsuji Hitonari, who is the husband of Miho Nakayama. Director Lee himself selected a team from Thailand, Korea and Japan to produce the film with him.
10/1 (Fri) @ 4:30pm, 7:15pm
10/2 (Sat) & 10/3 (Sun) @ 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm
10/4 (Mon) – 10/7 (Thu) @ 4:30pm, 7:15pm
Regular admission $10
Friday, 10/1 – Thursday, 10/7
442 – Live with Honor, Die with Dignity [ Encore! ]
(Directed by Junichi Suzuki, 2010, 100min, HD, English Language)
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team in WW2 composed of Japanese Americans was at first viewed as a problem because of their race but later seen as the problem solver because of their splendid achievement on the battlefield. They had to fight not only the enemy but also prejudice. This is the story of the 442 veterans of today, and what happened back then.
10/1 (Fri) @ 2:15pm
10/2 (Sat) & 10/3 (Sun) @ 11:30am
10/4 (Mon) – 10/7 (Thu) @ 2:15pm
Friday, 10/ 8 – Thursday, 10/14
REDLINE [U.S. Premiere!]
(Directed by Takeshi Koike, 2010, 100 min, Digital, English Language)
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Katsuhito Ishii, the creative wizard known as the director of the animated segment of Kill Bill Vol.1 as well as The Taste of Tea and Shark Skin Man & Peach Hip Girl, has teamed up with Anime Studio Madhouse and spirited animator Takeshi Koike (The Animatrix) as director, for the creation of epic animation REDLINE. After 5 years in production, REDLINE will finally emerge in its entirety.
The toughest and the most destructive underground car race in the universe, REDLINE, has just begun! JP is a reckless driver oblivious to speed limits, and Sonoshee, one of his competitors with whom JP is secretly in love with, is a hot girl determined to do whatever it takes to stand on the winner’s podium. In order to win the finals, they’re up against the craziest drivers with their heavily armed and awesome road-tearing vehicles. On top of that, during the race, they have to avoid military crackdown by the government because the race is actually prohibited in Roboworld. The only help JP wants is the engine obtained and custom tuned by his long time buddies, Frisbee the mechanic and Mogura Oyaji the junk shop owner. While cars crash and burn into flames, the race course becomes a merciless hell and JP whips his ride into a dead heat. Who will survive to win in this mass-destructive race?!
10/8 (Fri) @ 7:15pm (Same day of its release in Japan!)
10/9 (Sat) – 10/10 (Sun) @ 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 5:00pm, 7:15pm
10/10 (Mon) – 10/14 (Thu) @ 5:00pm, 7:15pm
* All programming is subject to change. * Showtimes in ( ) indicates matinee price.Back to Top