Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time — Official Theater ListJanuary 19, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Posted in 4Kids, Bonds Beyond Time, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 13 Comments
An official, preliminary list of theaters scheduled to show Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time is now available! Browse through the list of U.S. theater locations, or search for a theater near you! The list from Cinedigm currently contains a little less than half of the 250 theaters screening the film.
If you can’t yet find a local theater showing the 3D movie, don’t worry! Check again a little later for more updates. Or, if you’re the impatient type, try searching for theaters yourself! Many theaters that will be playing the film and have showtimes already up are not yet on the official list — including some who have screenings scheduled between February 18 and 25 (the week before the official February 26 release date)!
Earlier today, 4Kids also put out a press release for the 10th anniversary film, revealing that the movie will have a “ten-minute back story on the three main characters […] that incorporates scenes from all three animated series” — footage that was not present when the film premiered early last year in Japan! When the movie returns to Japanese theaters (also on February 26) for an encore screening, it will include ten minutes of “special supplemental footage” presented in 2D. There’s currently no word on whether this footage will be the same as that to be included in the American premiere, though it would seem oddly coincidental if it weren’t. The PR also at last confirms the dates for the film’s U.S. screenings that we’ve long known.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time will play in select theaters on February 26 and 27, and again on March 5 and 6. Don’t forget to check out the official movie website and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Fan Page on Facebook, as well as @YGO3D on Twitter, for all of the latest news about the film!
Update (March 20): Well, Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D has come and gone, with the final showings taking place earlier today. (Bless you, Studio Movie Grill, for still screening the film well after the official dates!) Now that the movie has completely left U.S. theaters, I feel like I can offer this tidbit without being accused of spoilers: the “ten-minute back story” described above indeed contains scenes taken straight from the classic Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s series. The scenes helped to flush out some of the background and motivations of the main characters in the film and were rendered in 3D specially for the big screen. These scenes were not the same as the “special supplemental footage” that was shown in Japan. Looks like their identical lengths were a funny coincidence after all!