Just a head’s up about my event at San Francisco’s NEW PEOPLE on March/5…It’s going to be the first in a series of TOKYOSCOPE themed presentations. This one will be called YAKUZA NIGHT FEVER and it will be a launch party for Sega’s US release of YAKUZA 3 for the PlayStation 3. I will be discussing the violent and explosive history of Japanese gangster flicks, showing a ton of crazy clips (including an actual pinkie cutting ceremony!!!) in a THX certified theater, and Sega will be giving away lots 'o freebies, including multiple copies of YAKUZA 3 well before the street date. There's also going to be a small exhibition of some of my yakuza movie flotsam and jetsam (books, posters, VHS clam shells) a few days prior and after the event. A full press release from NEW PEOPLE is expected shortly, but the basics facts are already up on their website and “down dere”. Hope you can all make it!Friday, 3/5 7:00pm
The wild and crazy world of Japanese cult films Vol.1
YAKUZA NIGHT FEVER!
Hosted by Patrick Macias
Sponsored by SEGA of America, Inc.
**Reception party starts at 6:00pm
Come celebrate the launch of J-pop culture critic Patrick Macias’s film lecture series at VIZ Cinema! The event is followed by a game demo of Yakuza 3 to be released on Tue, March 9th, PLUS a raffle giveaway of Yakuza 3 sponsored by SEGA! Our good friend Patrick Macias, a.k.a editor in chief of OTAKU U.S.A, gives us deep insights on the wild and crazy world of Japanese cult films, this time through the history of YAKUZA (Japanese mob) movies!