FACETS Cinema in Chicago Shows Angel’s Egg and 3 More Animated Films in June E! News UK

FACETS Cinema in Chicago announced on its website that it will screen mamoru oshiiit is angel egg original video anime (OVA). The theater will screen the film as part of its anime writer lineup, which includes four screenings:

angel egg originally released in Japan in 1985. Oshii directed the OVA at DEEN studio. Oshii and Yoshitaka Amano wrote the story and Oshii wrote the screenplay. Hiroshi Hasegawa, Masao Kobayashi, Mitsunori Miuraand Yutaka Wada produces the movie. Yoshihiro Kanno composed the music.

The angel egg the anime was never released in the West as is. Anchor Bay Entertainment announced in 2001 that it had acquired the DVD rights to angel eggbut never released the film.

1987 film by Carl Colpaert Following pasted images from the film. Distributer Video Arrow most recently published Following on Blu-ray Disc in the UK in May 2019.

FACETS is a non-profit organization established in 1975. It hosts the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF).

ANN contacted FACETS to inquire about the angel egg screening (which is listed as having English subtitles), but the company did not respond as of press time. FACETS’ film listing acknowledges that the film was never licensed for North American release, adding “although it achieved cult status through the tape trade and other means of clandestine distribution” .

Source: FACETS Cinema website via @WTK

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