I attended Fantastic Fest last September in Austin TX and had the opportunity to view Shin Ultraman during the film festival, with the director in attendance. The film is most entertaining, and it was a treat to be able to pose with the filmmaker in the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. If you were not at the festival, here is the opportunity for U.S. film fans to view Shin Ultraman in theaters on January 11th and 12th, 2023 via Fathom Events. A quick view of the Fathom Events website shows it is available in eleven screens in Austin and surrounding communities, as well as in 54 other screens in Texas around Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Ft. Worth.

Written by Hideaki Anno (Shin Godzilla) and directed by Shinji Higuchi (Shin Godzilla, Attack on Titan), the film stars Takumi Saitoh (Shin Godzilla, 13 Assassins), Hidetoshi Nishijima (Drive My Car, The Wind Rises), Masami Nagasawa (Before We Vanish, Mother), Daiki Arioka (Innocent Curse), and Akari Hayami (Gintama, Forget Me Not).

As Shin Ultraman begins, we learn the appearance of giant unidentified life forms known as “S-Class Species (Kaiju)” has become commonplace in Japan. The Japanese Government formed a Kaiju defense taskforce known as the SSSP, led by Kimio Tamura (played by Drive My Car’s Hidetoshi Nishijima). After a particularly challenging encounter, a silver giant descends from the sky to rescue the country. Dubbed Ultraman, this giant’s identity and purpose are a mystery. Shin Ultraman is a delightful reimagining of one of Japan’s classic superheroes, full of cosmic twists, charismatic villains, and giant Kaiju.

According to a recent press release, Cleopatra Entertainment has acquired U.S. territory rights to the latest incarnation film from the Japanese Superhero franchise Ultraman from Tsuburaya Productions. Entitled Shin Ultraman, this new Ultraman adventure was the sixth-highest grossing Japanese feature film of 2022.

After its theatrical campaign concludes, Shin Ultraman will be released in the Spring of 2023 on VOD Platforms and as a Deluxe Home Entertainment Blu Ray and DVD release. can report on this as information is received in the near future.

Source: Cleopatra Entertainment

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