Cowboy Bebop: The Movie - Theatrical Run?

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  1. Jesse Blacklow

    Jesse Blacklow Cinematographer

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    Has anyone else seen this movie being advertised for a theatrical run? I was going to wait for the DVD, but apparently here in DC they're showing it on at least one screen in town. Do they have some pre-release film, or is it imported?
     
  2. Jason Goodmanso

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    I saw this yesterday - it's the regular film, just dubbed into English with the original English cast.

    Awesome movie!

    The first fifteen minutes should convert any non-Bebop fans.
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

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    It's on a limited theatrical run

    Remember to call your theater and ask for OSL, all theaters recieve both dub and sub prints
     
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    This run is even more limited than the initial run of Spirited Away. I'm not optimistic that it will even hit Cincinnati.
     
  5. Jesse Blacklow

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    Jeff: There's four showings per day at my theater. Do they play 2 subbed and 2 dubbed or something, or do they hew to the audience's request?

    Michael: I just found the website @ http://www.cowboybebopthemovie.com

    It lists all the theaters it's playing at.
     
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  8. Jeff Kleist

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    Depends on the theater what they're showing. All I know is that Columbia said that all theaters booking the film would recieve both.
     
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    Yeah Michael, I'm in the same boat as you here in Cincinnati. I don't think we have much chance of it showing in town. It was going to open in Columbus originally, but they cancelled that just before the release. Does anyone know if Columbus is going to get this movie at some point? I wouldn't mind road-tripping for that. Chicago is a little too far to go though, I think.
     
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  11. Tony-B

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    I doubt that a few people requesting OSL will make it happen. The general public is very stubborn when it comes to subtitles, and most of them do not want to bother with reading them. So it wouldn't be a good business move for a theater to only show the OSL version.

    It makes no difference to me whether or not it is subbed or dubbed. I just care about seeing the movie. Also I am just happy that they ARE playing it.
     
  12. Andy_Bu

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    I did what Jeff suggested, only I called to make sure the dub was being shown here in Boston and let them know just how many of my family and friends were interested in the dub only.

    The Cowboy Bebop dub, IMO is one of the best ever made and consistently shows up on most peoples favorie dub lists.

    http://forums.animeondvd.com//ubbthr...d&sb=5&o=&vc=1

    After first watching Bebop dubbed, I don't think I could ever imagine the characters sounding any other way. The VA's just nailed these characters.

    As most people know, there was a fairly large campain to make sure that the same english VA's were used for the movie.

    Andy
     
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    Usually I watch the sub first, then the dub. In the case of Bebop, I'll probably make an effort to catch the dub in the theater (if I am in the right place/time to even catch it), then watch the sub first on the DVD.

    The Bebop TV dubs are some of my favorite dubs ever. I probably can't stand 90% of anime dubs, find 9% tolerable, and 1% really good. But I still watch the sub also...

    I never buy a DVD if it doesn't include OSL, just like I'd never buy a pan-and-scan-only disc.
     
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    I just think that Koichi Yamadera's performances as Spike Spiegel have been freakin' brilliant. His performance just MADE that character. David Lucas' performance on the other hand, while good, I feel, doesn't really CAPTURE the character in the same way. The characterization kinda reminds me of how Lupin in the dub (of the 2nd series) is played... very lambasty.

    I suggest you watch a few episodes of BeBop w/ Yamadera-san.... he has become one of my favorite VAs since I first heard his work on Cowboy Bebop (and an almost as good performance in the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series).

    Plus the Japanese version has Megumi Hayashibara! The queen of voice actors! Rei! Ranma! [​IMG]
     
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    Got to see it here in Minneapolis. IIRC the initial release was 19 theaters nationwide. Don't know if that'll be expanded or not. Thankfully the DVD isn't very far off, I can't wait to see it again.
     
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    I thought the English Dub was great but I look forward to getting the dvd so I can watch it with the subtitles. Its a shame that this isnt getting a longer theatrical run though. I really would like to see this a 2nd time but I just can't justify the hassle of going into NYC to see a movie again.

    Its a shame more won't get to see this on the big screen since that adds so much to the experience. I'm not a part of it but it appears there is a rabid anime fan base that could support a 300 to 500 theatre run especially since the Bebop series is one of the most popular of those released in the US.
     
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    Brian, was it dubbed in Minneapolis? I am thinking about going to see it.
     

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