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18. Apr, 2016 17:44 (HKT)

Attack on Titan live action movie part one on Hong Kong DVD with english subs!


With the second season of the Attack on Titan anime being pushed back to the second half of 2016, you can bridge this delay with the two live action movies, the first of which will be released on Hong Kong DVD with english subtitles on Thursday. Pre-orders open for April, 20th.


ATTACK ON TITAN (HK DVD)

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last 3 years, you should have at least heard of the anime Attack on Titan or seen its iconic deranged-cannibal-zombie-giants with their idiot grins.

While the second season of the anime has been pushed back to the second half of 2016 due to the production of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, you can bridge this delay with the two live action movies, the first of which will be released on Hong Kong DVD with english subtitles on April, 20th.

An important fact first: this is not an all faithful adaptation of the Attack on Titan you saw animated on television. Similar as to how The Walking Dead treats its source material, the live action movies keep key scenes, characters, plot points and imagery recognizable, but often have a tonal shift that leaves open new possibilities. This version of Attack on Titan combines the bleak and gory atmosphere of a zombie film with elements of disaster and even kaiju movies.

And in vein of the recent YA movies being “dystopian”, this story is set in the post-apocalyptic future, not past, with destroyed remnants of the 20th century clearly recognizable.

With all these changes in place, it should not come as a surprise that Director Shinji Higuchi, a veteran on kaiju effects who also worked on Neon Genesis Evangelion, is slated to co-direct a 2016 reboot of Godzilla, who just happens to look like he's grinning too widely and behaves a little titanesque in the trailer.  

Please note that the first movie is on a region code 3 DVD and the second movie and the season one box sets below both have no english subs.
Attack on Titan (HK) US$ 14.99 1w
Attack On Titan Part 2: End Of The World (JPN) US$ 47.99 1w
Attack on Titan Boxset 1 (Episodes 1-13) [5-Disc DVD Boxset] (HK) US$ 21.99 24h
Attack on Titan Boxset 2 (Episodes 14-25) [4-Disc DVD Boxset] (HK) US$ 19.99 24h


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