GANTZ II on Blu-ray & DVD 1.17.12!

The highly anticipated conclusion of the GANTZ film saga, GANTZ II: Perfect Answer, will be available on DVD and Blu-ray+DVD combo on January 17th.

The film features both English and Japanese dialogue options and includes a bonus disc with an exclusive director’s interview, cast profiles, and theatrical film trailers.

To celebrate the film’s release, there will be three special theatrical screenings of GANTZ and GANTZ II: Perfect Answer on Saturday, January 14th at the S.F. Film Society | NEW PEOPLE Cinema located in San Francisco’s Japantown. Tickets are $10 and all GANTZ II attendees will receive a poster. A special ticket bundle is also available for $25 or $30 that includes a movie pass, poster, and either the brand-new DVD or Blu-ray.

GANTZ (Dubbed) 1:00pm
GANTZ II: Perfect Answer (Dubbed) 4:00pm
GANTZ II: Perfect Answer (Subtitled) 7:00pm

Additional ticket and film info is available at www.newpeopleworld.com/films.

January 2nd, 2012

DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 on DVD 12/1

“DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 to be continued” is coming to DVD on December 1st!

The documentary follows the unstoppable all-female Japanese pop idol group, AKB48, on their incredible rise to fame, and will be sold exclusively online for $19.99 through the NEW PEOPLE store at: store.newpeopleworld.com.

DVD pre-orders will begin today. For a limited time, NEW PEOPLE is offering a FREE bonus DVD title from its catalog to all pre-order purchasers. Select from a list of available titles. “DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 to be continued” will also be available to stream online at newpeoplechannel.com for $4.99 (for a 48 hour rental) beginning December 1st. The DVD will be available from Amazon by mid-December. Follow NEW PEOPLE Entertainment on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

PRE-ORDER NOW!

November 14th, 2011

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October 12th, 2011

NEW PEOPLE Entertainment Licenses Documentary of AKB48

NEW PEOPLE Entertainment is excited to announce that we have licensed the film DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 – to be continued in the US and Canada! The film follows the unstoppable all-female Japanese idol group, AKB48, and offers an insightful glimpse into the challenges that the group’s members have faced during their rise to international stardom.

The U.S. premiere of DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 – to be continued will take place on Sunday, August 28th at 1:00pm at NEW PEOPLE’s cinema in San Francisco as part of the 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival. Tickets to the DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 are $12 and on sale now HERE

See more information about the film HERE!

August 15th, 2011

Ping Pong – Japan Relief Screening

On Friday, Aug 19 @ 7pm
at NEW PEOPLE, San Francisco

Tsunami & Earthquake Relief For Japan Vol.6
NEW PEOPLE’s 6th fundraiser film for the tsunami and earthquake victims of Japan is Taiyo Matsumoto’s manga turned film Ping Pong! High school and table tennis are very complicated.

Tickets: suggested donation of $10 or more at the box office
Or purchase advance tickets online (there is a service fee for online purchases)

100% of proceeds will be donated to EARTH DAY TOKYO TOWER of Japan.
Earth Day Tokyo Tower Volunteer Center started its activities In response to the Northeastern Japan’s tsunami and earthquake devastation on March 11, 2011. The group sends volunteers into the devastated area to clean up, make food, hold events to cheer up children, setting up food courts, and more. The weekend volunteers are sent to the hard hit regions on buses running on used tempura oil.

For more info & trailer of the film Ping Pong, click HERE

BUY TICKETS HERE

August 8th, 2011

GANTZ on Blu-ray & DVD 8.30.11

GANTZ is available in stores on Aug 30th!

You can own the DVD or the Blu-ray + DVD combo pack. Both features Japanese with English subtitles and English overdubbed options and includes a bonus disc with an exclusive director’s interview and trailers.

Pre-order your copy from our NEW PEOPLE online store and get a FREE Poster! Visit the store HERE.

To celebrate the film’s release, a special screening of GANTZ is scheduled for Friday, August 26th at 7:00pm in San Francisco at NEW PEOPLE’s Cinema as part of the 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival. The film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Get a great deal by purchasing a ticket bundle that also includes the brand-new DVD or Blu-ray plus a poster. Tickets and more information are available HERE.

In addition, the San Francisco theatrical premiere of GANTZ II: Perfect Answer will also take place during the J-Pop Summit Festival on both Saturday, August 27th and Sunday August 28th. The film will also be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Tickets and more information are available HERE.

August 2nd, 2011

GANTZ Screenings During Comic-Con

Our newest films GANTZ and GANTZ II: Perfect Answer are coming to the big screen in San Diego during this year’s Comic-Con!

This will be a TWO DAYS ONLY screening on Friday (7/22) and Saturday (7/23) at Gaslamp 15 Theater only 5 min away from the convention center. And as requested by many fans, both films will be shown in Japanese with English Subtitles.

Venue: Gaslamp 15 Theater (701 Fifth Avenue at G St)
Tickets: $15

GANTZ
7/22 Fri – 6:00pm, 9:00pm

GANTZ II: Perfect Answer
7/23 Sat – 6:00pm, 9:00pm

*Seating is limited. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended!*
*No Comic-Con badge necessary*

BUY TICKETS NOW

July 11th, 2011

JAPAN Relief Vol.5 is K-20

On Sunday, July 24 @ 5pm
at NEW PEOPLE, San Francisco

Tsunami & Earthquake Relief For Japan Vol.5
NEW PEOPLE’s 5th fundraiser film for the tsunami and earthquake victims of Japan is Japan’s all-time favorite villain K-20. Starring pan-Asian sensation Takeshi Kaneshiro!

Tickets: suggested donation of $10 or more at the box office
Or purchase advance tickets online (there is a service fee for online purchases)

100% of proceeds will be donated to EARTH DAY TOKYO TOWER of Japan.
Earth Day Tokyo Tower Volunteer Center started its activities In response to the Northeastern Japan’s tsunami and earthquake devastation on March 11, 2011. The group sends volunteers into the devastated area to clean up, make food, hold events to cheer up children, setting up food courts, and more. The weekend volunteers are sent to the hard hit regions on buses running on used tempura oil.

For more info & trailer of the film K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces, click HERE

BUY TICKETS HERE

July 7th, 2011

LINDA LINDA LINDA for Japan Relief

On Friday, June 24 @ 7pm
at NEW PEOPLE, San Francisco

Tsunami & Earthquake Relief For Japan Vol.4
The fundraisers continue on. NEW PEOPLE’s 4th fundraiser film for the tsunami and earthquake victims of Japan is the classic high school girl band movie LINDA LINDA LINDA! Come sing, come dance, and come help Japan!

Tickets: suggested donation of $10 or more at the box office
Or purchase advance tickets online (there is a service fee for online purchases)

100% of proceeds will be donated to EARTH DAY TOKYO TOWER of Japan.
Earth Day Tokyo Tower Volunteer Center started its activities In response to the Northeastern Japan’s tsunami and earthquake devastation on March 11, 2011. The group sends volunteers into the devastated area to clean up, make food, hold events to cheer up children, setting up food courts, and more. The weekend volunteers are sent to the hard hit regions on buses running on used tempura oil.

see more information about the film LINDA LINDA LINDA HERE

BUY TICKETS HERE

June 3rd, 2011

EATRIP on DVD 5.24.11

Our favorite food documentary “eatrip” is coming to DVD next week on 5.24.11.
Grab your copy at our NEW PEOPLE online store and receive a free poster!
BUY NOW

People eat. It is a universal experience and that is how we survive. However, eating has become more than a replenishment of nutrients. It has become an opportunity for bonding with others as well as an act of interacting with nature. The film explores the interpersonal relationships that food nurtures and takes you on a journey throughout Japan looking at how life can be led richly through the daily ritual of eating. From the Tsukiji fish market to an Okinawan farm, the film offers poignant interviews with intriguing personalities.

If you are in the Bay Area, come join us this Saturday 5/21 for the DVD release special screenings at our cinema inside NEW PEOPLE in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.newpeopleworld.com.

May 20th, 2011

Kamikaze Girls Screening for Japan Relief

The third fundraising screening at our cinema in NEW PEOPLE (in San Francisco).
Free posters for all supporters that attend this event!

Film: Kamikaze Girls
Date: 5/29 (Sun)
Time: 6pm

Tickets: suggested donation of $10 or more at the box office
Or purchase advance tickets online (there is a service fee for online purchases)

100% of proceeds will be donated to the NORTHERN JAPAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND

see more information about KAMIKAZE GIRLS HERE

BUY TICKETS HERE

April 27th, 2011

Watch Our Films Instantly Online!

NEW PEOPLE Entertainment is very excited to announce the launch of NEW PEOPLE Channel, where our fans can access and watch a variety of NEW PEOPLE Entertainment films instantly online HERE!

The beta launch includes a catalog of the NEW PEOPLE Artist Series documentaries introducing five renowned Japanese master artists. Meet the unique process of their minds and watch as they create.

Yayoi Kusama: I Love ME >> Watch Now!

Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog of Tokyo >> Watch Now!

Hisashi Tenmyouya: Samurai Nouveau >> Watch Now!

Makoto Aida: Cynic in the Playground >> Watch Now!

Katsura Funakoshi: Whispering Gaze >> Watch Now!

(find out more about the NEW PEOPLE Artist Series HERE)

The films are $2.99 for a 48 hour rental.
Additional titles are set to become available soon.

You can visit through the NEW PEOPLE Entertainment website or at www.newpeoplechannel.com

April 18th, 2011

Taste of Tea Continues Japan Relief Effort

We are holding a second fundraising film event at our cinema in San Francisco, CA on April 17th at 3:30pm. This time the chosen film is THE TASTE OF TEA, an opening film for the 2003 Cannes Film Festival that is based in a little town surrounded by the natural beauty of Tochigi, Japan, which is also an area vastly damaged by the recent earthquake and is striving to recover as we speak.

Written, directed and edited by Katsuhito ISHII , The Taste of Tea is a unique and gentle family portrait tackling the universal themes of time, people and their lives.

As 8-year old Sachiko (Maya Banno) tries to get rid of a giant version of herself who seems to pop up everywhere, her older brother Hajime (Takahiro Sato), privately wrestles with his love-struck heart. Meanwhile, their mother Yoshiko (Satomi Tezuka) is working hard, coming out of retirement as an animator, as her husband and professional hypnotist Nobuo (Tomokazu Miura) watches on with slight apprehension. Even Nobuo’ s brother and successful manga artist Todoroki has his problems. And lastly there’ s Grandpa, the most bizarre and perhaps the most perceptive of all, who continues to search for a better way to live life to the full.

4/17 (Sun) at 3:30pm

Tickets: suggested donation of $10 or more at the box office
Or purchase advance tickets online (there is a service fee for online purchases)

100% of proceeds will be donated to the NORTHERN JAPAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND

BUY TICKETS HERE

April 5th, 2011

HULA GIRLS to Raise Funds for Japan!

There will be 3 screenings this Saturday at our cinema in NEW PEOPLE to help raise funds for Japan. If you are in the Bay Area, please come join us!

HULA GIRLS is a film set in Fukushima prefecture, the site of the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant that was heavily damaged during the recent earthquake and tsunami on March 11th.

Based on a true story set in 1965, this heartwarming film is about coal miners’ daughters who took a once-in-a-lifetime chance to escape their monotonous lives, only to become unwitting heroes to their depressed mining town as well as the whole of Japan.

HULA GIRLS was Japan’s official entry to the 2007 Academy Awards Best Foreign Film category and also won four Japanese Academy Awards the same year including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress.

3/26 (Sat) at 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm

Tickets: suggested donation of $10 or more at the box office
Or purchase advance tickets online (there is a service fee for online purchases)

100% of proceeds will be donated to the NORTHERN JAPAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND

BUY TICKETS HERE

March 24th, 2011

Help with Japan’s Earthquake & Tsunami Relief

NEW PEOPLE is in solidarity with the relief work for the earthquake and tsunami damage of March 11th. The level of devastation is still yet to be clear, however, right now we know that EVERY DIME counts. Japan is in dire need of your help.

As a member of the film community, we are supporting our friend Mr. Tsutsumi’s fund as a trusted method for donations:

Artists Help Japan – Earthquake & Tsunami 2011

Donate Now at http://give2asia.org/artistshelp

Artists Help Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Fund is responding to the immediate needs of survivors as well as short-term to long-term recovery projects undertaken by the affected communities. Founded by Dice Tsutsumi, an art director at Pixar Animation Studios who was also behind 2008 Totoro Forest Project to help preserve Sayama Forest in Japan and Sketchtravel Project. We are partnering with Give2Asia, which has a local team based in Tokyo to assess the current situation and to obtain more information on the needs of survivors. Give2Asia helped animation industry famous Totoro Forest Project efficiently send fund to Japan and has a great reputation when it comes to humanitarian efforts in Asia.

Please make a contribution today to help the survivors!
And spread the word on your blog and facebook!!

March 14th, 2011

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