Coming fresh on the heels of their recent union with Asian cinema distributor Pink Eiga, Japan Flix have announced that starting today, September 9, 2011, they will also be streaming Japanese movies and television shows from powerhouse distributor Media Blasters known for its wide catalog of anime, Asian, and exploitation film titles under the Anime Works and Kitty Media, Tokyo Shock, and Shriek Show labels, respectively. Japan Flix will be carrying titles from the distributor’s Tokyo Shock brand with Takashi Miike’s Ichi the Killer, Visitor Q, Crows Zero, and mecha anime Mazinkaiser SKL among the first twenty titles to be available in the Japan Flix streaming database. Upcoming titles include the Meiko Kaji WIP classic Female Convict Scorpion 701, Miike’s Yakuza, and Onechanbara.
Much like Japan Flix’s acquisition of Pink Eiga’s catalog for its streaming service, this move helps establish Media Blasters in the streaming arena, meanwhile bolstering Japan Flix’s streaming service with Media Blaster’s deep catalog of films. To read the official press release, continue after the jump.
JAPAN FLIX TO STREAM MEDIA BLASTERS CONTENT
NEW YORK, NY – Beginning September 9th, Japan Flix will be streaming Japanese movies and television shows from distributor Media Blasters on the Japan Flix website (www.japanflix.com). Around twenty titles will become available over the next couple of months including Takashi Miike’s, Crows Zero and the mecha epic, Mazinkaiser SKL.
“Media Blasters has many great movies and TV shows, both live-action and anime. We’re looking forward to working with them and broadening our catalog.” says Teru Takayama, Japan Flix’s president.
Japan Flix is a digital distribution venture started earlier this year that makes Japanese films available for rent or purchase in the United States and Canada. Site Members residing in the United States or Canada can rent and stream content for 1 day or 5 days. Membership is free and it only takes a couple of minutes to join. Fans can stay up-to-date on Japan Flix news through their website, their newsletter (www.japanflix.com/subscribe), Facebook (www.facebook/japanflix) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/japanflix).