23rd July 1995

Kekko Kamen reprieved

After last weeks reports that Kekko Kamen had been banned by the BBFC, East2West Films have issued a press release stating that a certificate has now been issued. Volume 1 will go on sale on 31st July, Volume 2 will follow on August 28th.

Patlabor II and Street Fighter II movies coming to the UK

Based on the video game of the same name, Street Fighter II The Movie was released in Japan in 1994 on the back of it's phenominal success in the arcades. An English dubbed version will be released on 2nd October by Manga Video.

Patlabor II was released in 1993 to much critical aclaim, and its UK release is scheduled for November.

Building Bridges Festival

Here is the complete schedule for the Building Bridges film festival:

Friday 28th July:
   Bugs Bunny (Nips the Nips) and Know Your Enemy: Japan
     8pm, University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1

Saturday 29th July:
   Tombstone for Fireflies
     8pm, ULU

Sunday 30th July:
   An audience with Frederick Schodt:
   Slide show talk The Meaning of Manga
     2-4pm, ULU
   Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind
     5pm and 7pm, Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1

Monday 31st July:
   Black Rain
     6:30pm, ULU
Tickets for both events: Frederick Schodt (ULU) and the premiere of Nausicaä (ICA) are £8 (£6 concessions). For tickets contact the ICA box office on 0171 930 3647. A pass for the entire festival is £20. For tickets and details of other Buuilding Bridges events contact Emmanuel Ohajah on 0171 281 1241.