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New Release Tuesday – Love and Zombies

Part 2 of Aquarion EVOL is finally available. Get your mech fix today!

 

synopsis:

 

The intergalactic hijinks continue as beings from a womanless planet target the girls of the newly coed Neo-DEAVA academy. Meanwhile, a mysterious villain’s plot slowly comes to light, Amata’s past is revealed, and Mikono finds herself in the middle of a really awkward threesome. The hormone-fueled pilots will have to survive unusual training methods and swimsuit-filled secret missions in order to grow strong enough to kick some otherworldly tail, but as the boys and girls get closer to each other, they discover that destiny might not be on their side. Victory could require the legendary mecha Aquarion’s ultimate form—even if summoning it means breaking an intimate taboo. From the studio behind Fairy Tail and Macross comes an epic climax 12,000 years in the making.

 

Click here to complete your Aquarion EVOL collection!

 

 

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FUNimation at the Movies – LET ME OUT

This month’s FUNimation at the Movies pick is the live action movie–LET ME OUT. It will be screening for FREE at select Alamo Drafthouse locations nationwide. Just take a look below to see which theaters will be screening the movie on which days.

 

synopsis:

Mu-Young is a film student who’s seen every movie you haven’t and thinks your favorite director is a hack. He’s happy to churn out criticism until a famous indie filmmaker funds his unproduced zombie masterpiece and gives the amateur auteur the chance to prove he’s the next big thing in Korean cinema. On the set, melodrama quickly bleeds out of the script and into the shoot. Mu-Young’s undead are underwhelming, the star’s a total diva, and the cast and crew are one step away from mutiny—including the actress who’s caught his eye. If he’s not careful, chasing after his dream could turn life into a total nightmare. A film-festival darling, Let Me Out is a tribute to every creative person who’s ever had a passion that just wouldn’t die.

 

Click on the links below to reserve your seats! All screenings are free, but you can reserve your seat with a $5 voucher which you can redeem for concessions at the theater. All attendees will receive a coupon code for a discount to get 35% off MSRP when they purchase the movie in our FUNimation Shop! LET ME OUT will release on BD/DVD Combo on 5/27.

 

Kansas City, MO – 5/26
Houston, TX – 5/26
Kalamazoo, MI – 5/27
San Antonio (Westlakes), TX – 5/27
Winchester, VA – 5/27
Yonkers, NY – 5/27
Richardson, TX – 5/26

 

Also, if you’re in the Washington D.C. area you can check out a screening of the film at the Fiesta Asia Festival on May 28th at 8:30pm. Click here for more details.

 

 

 

 

LET ME OUT wins Gold Medal Award at the 57th Annual NY Festivals Int’l TV & Film Awards

 

FLOWER MOUND, TX (4/9/14)- Group 1200 Media, in conjunction with Giant Ape Media, announced live-action Korean zombie coming of age melodrama, LET ME OUT won the prestigious Gold Medal at the 2014 New York Festivals (NYF) International Television & Film Awards™ earlier tonight. Celebrating the World’s Best TV Programs & Films™ and now in its 57th year, NYF announced the winners of this annual competition this evening at their annual Gala at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Hilton in the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Ballroom. The International Awards Group’s annual NYF Awards show celebrates exceptional and innovative programs worldwide in all areas of programming ranging from news, sports, promos, documentaries, dramas and feature films.  The Grand Jury awarded Gold World Medals, Silver, Bronze, and Finalist Certificates from entries submitted from over 50 countries. Other winners included NBC Sports, ESPN, Blue Marble Media, and Cartoon Network Latin America to name a few.

 

LET ME OUT, co-directed by Chang Lae Kim and Jae Soh, stars popular K-drama actors, Hyun-Sang Kwon (THE KING 2 HEARTS, VAMPIRE PROSECUTOR 2, QUEEN OF AMBITION and THE FUGITIVE OF JOSEON) and K-pop star, Hee-von Park from SM Entertainment’s girl band, MILK and star of (GRAND PRIX, READ MY LIPS, FAMILY and GOD’S QUIZ SEASON 3).

 

Written, directed and produced by Koreans and Korean Americans, LET ME OUT is written and directed by Jae Soh and Chang Rae Kim.  Produced by Min Soh and Irene Cho. LET ME OUT is the first Korean independent film released back to back in both Korea and the U.S.

 

“It’s amazing for a small indie film to be recognized in the same company of other prominent media companies and industry leaders such as NBC’s THE VOICE, CNN’s Anthony Bourdain’s PARTS UNKNOWN and just in time for the film’s N. American DVD release on May 27th,” says Adam Zehner, VP of Licensing and Acquisitions, Group 1200 Media.

 

“Hyun Sang and I are so honored to accept this award on behalf of the team behind LET ME OUT in Korea. This was so unexpected, we are so thrilled to win this award. Thanks to our relationship with our U.S. distributor, Giant Ape, LET ME OUT, an indie Korean film can win the NYF Awards Gold Medal in the U.S. category at the NAB Show-the world’s largest electronic media show with nearly 90,000 attendees and thousands of exhibitors from all over the world. Anything is possible,” says Irene Cho, Producer, LET ME OUT.

 

“We are honored to be chosen for this award, and thankful they recognized this film as a Gold Medal winner amongst the other nominees in the industry,” says Scott Lonski, Director of Marketing Services, Group 1200.

 

LET ME OUT is a Korean language coming of age melodrama and pays homage to Day For Night (France), Living In Oblivion (USA) and Korean cinema. LET ME OUT pokes fun at director Yang Ik-June who won the 2009 Rotterdam Film Festival’s Tiger Award for his film, Breathless.  Director of M, Duelist, Nowhere To Hide and Korean film icon, Lee Myungse is cast as himself.

 

SYNOPSIS:

This zombie melodrama is Mu-Young film school opus. An eternal senior, he knows everything about cinema but nothing about actual filmmaking.  Critical of everyone else, he heckles the famous indie director Ik-June Yang at a campus screening and somehow receives film funding.  His dream of working with his love-interest Ah-Young becomes a nightmare.  Everything that can go wrong does.  Barely surviving a disastrous shoot, Mu-Young learns making a movie is like love, you can’t do it alone. LET ME OUT is a tribute to guerrilla, indie, amateur, low-budget cineastes struggling to create.  It is hope.

 

LET ME OUT opened in S. Korea on August 15, 2013 and was distributed through Baekdu Daegan Film Company in approximately 15 theaters including Art House Momo (Baekdu’s Art House theaters), CGV Movie Collage (the Art House division of CJ Entertainment), and Artplus Cinema Network in various cities throughout Korea, including Seoul. The film had its red carpet US Premiere at the Downtown Independent Theater in LA on August 16, 2013 to a sold out audience with director, Jae Soh and Kwon Hyun-Sang, the film’s lead actor. FUNimation and Giant Ape Media partnered with TUGG, to release the film theatrically in select cities including New York, NY, Dallas, TX, San Francisco, CA and Chicago, IL in Fall/Winter 2013. LET ME OUT is the first Korean independent film released back to back in both Korea and the U.S. and is distributed in the U.S. by Giant Ape, a Group 1200 Media company, based in Flower Mound, TX.

 

NYF’s 2014 Television & Film Awards ceremony and acceptance speeches is available for viewing on the International Television & Film Awards website. To view this year’s award winners: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/winners/2014/ or http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/nabshow2014/mobile/

For more information visit: www.newyorkfestivals.com.
Last year’s award winners included: Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXX Olympiad” (IOC/LOCOG/OBS/Done and Dusted/YLE); A&E, USA for Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies; and the History Channel’s Hatfields & McCoys starring Kevin Costner. ESPN, USA earned the title of Broadcaster of the Year for the 6th year consecutive year and was recognized with 12 Gold World Medals, 20 Silver, 8 Bronze, and 22 Finalist Certificates.

 

 

 

 

About Group 1200 Media

Group 1200 Media is a multifaceted entertainment conglomerate encompassing FUNimation(R) Entertainment, Giant Ape Media and Group 1200 Products (GameSamba and Immerz). This production, marketing, and distribution corporation strives tirelessly to accomplish its mission of delivering the highest quality entertainment brands – along with their associated products – across a multitude of genres. Group 1200 Media is committed to continually releasing and developing exciting new properties representative of its diverse background in the entertainment industry. Additional information may be found at www.group1200.com.

 

About International Awards Group

International Awards Group (IAG) organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands: AME Awards® for the World’s Most Effective Advertising™; Midas Awards® for the World’s Best Work in Financial Marketing & Advertising™; The Global Awards® for the World’s Best Healthcare Advertising™; New York Festivals®; World’s Best Advertising®; World’s Best Radio Programs™ and World’s Best Television & Films™. Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to www.InternationalAwardsGroup.com.

 

Win Tickets to see LET ME OUT in Chicago

We’re giving away 5 pairs of tickets to see LET ME OUT in Chicago this Monday! Here’s all you have to do to win, just email [email protected], use the subject line “I want to win tickets to  LET ME OUT in Chicago,” and answer the following question:

 

“Who’s your favorite Korean actor/actress?”

 

Contest runs from now until tomorrow at 5pm CT. We’ll pick 5 random winners and notify them via email. Good luck!

 

Click here for complete rules.

 

Here’s a more about the movie, plus the trailer!

 

This zombie melodrama is Mu-Young’s film school opus. An eternal senior, he knows everything about cinema but nothing about actual film making. Critical of everyone else, he heckles the famous indie director Ik-June Yang at a campus screening and somehow receives film funding. His dream of working with his love-interest, Ah-Young, becomes a nightmare. Everything that can go wrong does. Barely surviving a disastrous shoot, Mu-Young learns making a movie is like love, you can’t do it alone. LET ME OUT is a tribute to guerrilla, indie, amateur, low-budget cineastes struggling to create. It is hope.

A Baekdu-Daegan Film Company release of a Seoul Institute of the Arts production. Produced by Jae Soh, Min Soh, and Irene Cho. Executive producer, Jae Soh. Directed and written by Chang-Lae Kim, Jae Soh. Starring : Hyun-Sang Kwon, Hee-Von Park, Geun-Sup Han, Yumouhyung, Jessica Choi and Myung-se Lee. LET ME OUT is produced by Seoul Institute of the Arts .

LET ME OUT Screening In Select Cities Nationwide

FUNimation partners with TUGG on September 25th to bring Korean zombie
coming-of-age melodrama,LET ME OUT to theaters in SF, San Diego, CA and Dallas, TX

Feature film debut of Kwon Hyun Sang, son of Korean director Im Kwon Taek

FLOWER MOUND, TX (9/4/13)- Group 1200 Media, in conjunction with Giant Ape Media, announced today a partnership with TUGG to release live-action Korean zombie coming of age melodrama, LET ME OUT theatrically in three U.S. cities simultaneously for one night only on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:30pm. The film will be released theatrically in San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA and Dallas, TX in select theaters. Advance ticket sales are available through TUGG, a grassroots movie distribution business model. Directed by Chang Lae Kim and Jae Soh, the film stars popular K-drama actor, Hyun-Sang Kwon (THE KING 2 HEARTS and QUEEN OF AMBITION) and K-pop star, Hee-von Park from SM Entertainment’s girl band, MILK and star of (GRAND PRIX, READ MY LIPS, FAMILY and GOD’S QUIZ SEASON 3). LET ME OUT is Kwon’s first lead role in a motion picture and he is the son of acclaimed Korean director, KWON-TAEK IM (Director of CHIHWASEON and Winner of Best Director at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival).

TUGG is a web-platform that enables individuals and organizations to host special movie events in their theater and choose the films that play in their local theaters. Individuals are empowered to select a film, screening time, and nearby theater, and then spread the word to their immediate and online community. Once a necessary amount of people commit to attending, the event will be confirmed, and Tugg will reserve the theater, manage ticketing and ensure delivery of the film; allowing the audience to sit back and enjoy the show.

For additional information about buying advance tickets to a screening of LET ME OUT, or being an organizer in SF, San Diego, CA or Dallas, TX; please go to TUGG.com and search by film for more details.

The film will be released in theaters in three major markets on Wednesday, 9/25 at 7:30pm in SF, San Diego, CA and Dallas, TX on one night only.

San Francisco, CA
Theater: AMC Van Ness 14
Date: 9/25/2013
Time: 7:30pm
Click here to buy tickets

San Diego, CA
Theater: AMC Fashion Valley 18
Date: 9/25/2013
Time: 7:30pm
Click here to buy tickets

Dallas, TX
Theater: Studio Movie Grill Royal Lane
Date: 9/25/13
Time: 7:30pm
Click here to buy tickets

And now by popular demand!
New York, NY
Theater: AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 & IMAX
Date: 9/25/13
Time: 7:30pm
Click here to buy tickets

“Coming off the success of a sold out screening and celebrity red carpet U.S. premiere in Los Angeles, we learned FUNimation fans want to be involved in helping us plan our events. They demanded we bring LET ME OUT to additional markets across the country,” says Adam Zehner, VP of Distribution, FUNimation Entertainment. “Through TUGG, a wide variety of films can be shared within local communities and promoted online. We’ve been waiting for the right film to partner with them on and feel this is the perfect vehicle to help launch LET ME OUT here in the U.S.,” adds Zehner.

“The demand for LET ME OUT in other markets across the country has been heard, Group 1200 Media listens to fans of FUNimation and Giant Ape Media. We believe we need to bring LET ME OUT to fans of independent film, everywhere. By using TUGG, we are giving filmgoers the opportunity to demand the film for their own town. They become the brand champion for the film to help spread the word online, ” says Scott Lonski, Director of Marketing Services, Group 1200.

“Word of mouth about K-drama star, Kwon Hyun-Sang’s feature film debut and breakout performance in this film is building online. TUGG gives audiences everywhere the opportunity to use social media to organize screenings in their hometowns and spread the word to friends and online communities using Facebook and Twitter. If you like Asian cinema and Korean dramas or if you’re a fan of indie and arthouse films, this film is for you,” says Irene Cho, Producer, LET ME OUT.

FUNimation & Giant Ape Media are partnering with DramaFever again on these LET ME OUT screenings to help spread the word and are planning contests for free screening tickets and unique film experiences similar to the one in L.A. where Giant Ape hosted a contest with an opportunity to attend a dinner with the film’s director, lead actor and VIP tickets to the premiere.

Written, directed and produced by Korean-Americans, LET ME OUT is written and directed by Jae Soh and Chang Rae Kim.  Produced by Min Soh and Irene Cho.  Executive Produced by Jae Soh. LET ME OUT is the first Korean independent film released back-to-back in both Korea and the U.S.

LET ME OUT is a Korean language coming of age melodrama and pays homage to Day For Night (France), Living In Oblivion (USA) and Korean cinema. LET ME OUT pokes fun at director Yang Ik-June who won the 2009 Rotterdam Film Festival’s Tiger Award for his film, Breathless.  Director of M, Duelist, Nowhere To Hide and Korean film icon, Lee Myungse is cast as himself.

SYNOPSIS:

This zombie melodrama is Mu-Young’s film school opus. An eternal senior, he knows everything about cinema but nothing about actual filmmaking.  Critical of everyone else, he heckles the famous indie director Ik-June Yang at a campus screening and somehow receives film funding.  His dream of working with his love-interest Ah-Young becomes a nightmare.  Everything that can go wrong does.  Barely surviving a disastrous shoot, Mu-Young learns making a movie is like love, you can’t do it alone. LET ME OUT is a tribute to guerrilla, indie, amateur, low-budget cineastes struggling to create.  It is hope.

LET ME OUT opened in Korea on August 15, 2013 and is being distributed through Baekdu Daegan Film Company in approximately 15 theaters including Art House Momo (Baekdu’s Art House theaters), CGV Movie Collage (the Art House division of CJ Entertainment), and Artplus Cinema Network in various cities throughout Korea, including Seoul. The film had its red carpet US Premiere at the Downtown Independent Theater in L.A. on August 16, 2013 to a sold out audience with director, Jae Soh and Kwon Hyun-Sang, the film’s lead actor attending from Korea. LET ME OUT is the first Korean independent film released back-to-back in both Korea and the U.S. and is distributed in the U.S. by FUNimation Entertainment, a Group 1200 Media company, based in Flower Mound, TX.

 

About Group 1200 Media
Group 1200 Media is a multifaceted entertainment conglomerate encompassing FUNimation(R) Entertainment, Giant Ape Media and Group 1200 Products (GameSamba and Immerz). This production, marketing, and distribution corporation strives tirelessly to accomplish its mission of delivering the highest quality entertainment brands – along with their associated products – across a multitude of genres. Group 1200 Media is committed to continually releasing and developing exciting new properties representative of its diverse background in the entertainment industry. Additional information may be found at www.group1200.com.

 

About TUGG
Tugg, Inc. (“Tugg”) is a crowdsourcing platform that enables individuals, organizations and companies to host special events in theaters nationwide. Through Tugg, people are empowered to curate unique theatrical engagements with the support of their immediate and online community. With Tugg’s nationwide network of exhibitors, fans everywhere can showcase Tugg’s expansive library of studio and independent films. www.tugg.com

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