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Coming hot on the heels of the announcement that Mind Game will be shown on the Japaneese satellite TV station WOWOW four times in the coming weeks, here is even better news for those of us who have been waiting impatiently for the film to be seen by the rest of the world. Almost a year after the Japanese premiere, it looks like Mind Game is finally getting what to my knowledge is going to be its international premiere. The film will be screened at the New York Asian Film Festival 2005 on the following dates:
Friday, June 24, 6:30
Sunday, June 26, 1:30
Those are great slots. The "producer" is going to be present at the first screening. It would be a big event if Eiko Tanaka were to be there, but it seems more likely that they mean the producer of the international version, Joel Silver. There has been no news about the progress of said international version, and there is nothing mentioned about what version is being shown, so I take it the original version will be shown with subtitles. Hopefully some insiders will infiltrate the first screening to hear what the producer has to say, and how the reaction is, and report back to those of us too far from the big apple to make this glorious event.
JUNE 3 ADDENDUM: After looking at the page for the film, I realized that Eiko Tanaka is indeed the producer who is going to be present at the first screening. This is truly an event not to be missed.