4K MEDIA PARTNERS WITH CINÉPOLIS ON LATIN AMERICAN THEATRICAL RELEASE OF Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS
NEW YORK – April 19, 2017 – 4K Media Inc., the Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. subsidiary that manages the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand outside of Asia, today announced it has secured a theatrical distribution agreement with Cinépolis for the April 22nd release of Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS in Latin America.
Cinépolis is a Mexican-based company, ranked second in the world among exhibition circuits in terms of attendees. It operates in more than 594 multiplexes with over 4,900 screens in 13 countries, serving more than 300 million patrons annually. Cinépolis will release the movie in 10 countries in Latin America, with a two-weekend run at two screenings per day on April 22/23 and April 29/30. View screening information here: http://cinepolis.com/pelicula/yu-gi-oh-el-lado-oscuro-de-las-dimensiones
In making the announcement, Kristen Gray, SVP of Operations and Business & Legal Affairs at 4K Media, said, “We are pleased to partner with Cinépolis to bring Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS to loyal fans in Latin America who will now be able to immerse themselves in the full theatrical experience of the film.”
Miguel Riveria, VP of Film Programming at Cinépolis, added, “We are excited to bring the latest installment of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise to Latin America, as we know there is a strong and growing fan-base eager to engage with the brand. We look forward to working closely with 4K Media and continue the success of the film.”
In Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS, the stakes have never been higher; the rivalries never as fierce; the risks never so great. One wrong move—one card short—and it’s game over for good. A decade in the making, Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS features new designs and an all-new story from the original creator of the global phenomenon, Kazuki Takahashi. His masterful tale features anime’s most beloved characters in their long-awaited return: Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba and their faithful friends Joey Wheeler, Tristan Taylor, Téa Gardner and Bakura. It’s the most highly anticipated re-YU-nion ever.
In addition to the upcoming theatrical releases in Latin America, Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS has already opened in theaters across Japan, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, San Marino, Monte Carlo, Germany, Austria, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.
Cinépolis, founded in 1971 and headquartered in Morelia, Mexico, is the second world rank among exhibition circuits in terms of attendees, operating more than 594 multiplexes with over 4900 screens in 13 countries and serving more than 300 million patrons annually. Cinépolis was the first cinema exhibitor in the world to pioneer the concept of premium and luxury movie theaters via its Cinépolis VIP brand and is the largest operator of luxury cinemas in the world. Today, its vision remains to be the best entertainment option, strengthening its leadership in the international film industry by offering innovation and stellar service.
About 4K Media
New York City-based 4K Media Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.) is a brand management and production company best known for its management of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise outside of Asia. This year, the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime brand celebrates its 16th anniversary of entertaining and engaging young audiences in the United States and globally outside of Asia through its TV series (over 800 episodes), three feature films, consumer products, the mobile game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links as well as the immensely popular trading card game. Beyond Yu-Gi-Oh!, 4K Media is actively expanding its licensing and production slate to incorporate other brands such as Rebecca Bonbon. The Yu-Gi-Oh! website is available at www.yugioh.com