Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie Returns to Theaters in March

January 24, 2018 at 6:00 am | Posted in English dubbed, Pyramid of Light, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 16 Comments
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Anubis' sarcophagus receiving life force in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light is returning to select U.S. theaters in March for a two-day special event! 4K Media and Fathom Events are bringing the 2004 English-dubbed film back to the big screen in a digitally remastered format on March 11 and 12.

The list of participating theaters is still growing, but at the time of writing, theaters in 42 states and the District of Columbia are taking part in this limited engagement.

Fathom Events has yet to open its Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie webpage, but many participating theaters are already listed on Fandango and MovieTickets.com, where you can buy advance tickets.

Stay tuned for more details about this release coming soon.

Update (January 28): This screening will include an exclusive first look at the English dub of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS!


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  1. That’s…unexpected. I’m all for more Yu-Gi-Oh! on the big screen but I think most in the fandom would agree that Pyramid of Light isn’t all that cherished. That said, I’ll probably see it if it comes to a theater near me.

    I take it you must have an inside source since no one else seems to be reporting the news?

  2. Pyramid of Light isn’t my favorite either but I’m still going to see it. Not only because it’s Yu-Gi-Oh!, but because it’s important to me personally to support theatrical anime so companies can understand that there’s a demand for this type of programming and there can be more releases in the future.

    This write-up is original research and reporting.

  3. Did I miss something? When did 4K get distribution rights to this movie? I thought it was still a Warner title.

  4. It is a Warner Bros. title, but what do you mean? 4K Media (and 4Kids before it) has always had distribution rights to all Yu-Gi-Oh! anime outside Asia.

  5. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t recall this movie ever airing on the 4Kids blocks like BBT did. It was never included in any of the DVD sets either and isn’t available to stream, IIRC. I thought Warner had complete control over it.

  6. I have the impression that 4K Media got a deal with Warner recently.
    Because she took over the franchise in 2012, and always gave the impression that Yu-Gi-Oh! Pyramid of Light was being ignored by her.
    That is, all the actions promoted by 4K Media 2012 here seemed to involve all the content of Yu-Gi-Oh! (with the obvious exception of Toei Animation’s anime) except the 2004 film.

  7. This movie was amazingly bad but I still love it so HELL YAH IM GUNNA SEE IT IN THEATERS!!!!!

  8. Words cannot describe how excited I was when I saw this on Twitter! Honestly, when I was 10 years old, I thought this was the best movie ever. Now, I guess there are flaws, that day in June 2004 was an amazing day for me. I got to see my favorite characters on the big screen for the first time. Hopefully, a lot of fans old and new will flock to the theaters and see the movie.

  9. Random, but always nice to see Yugioh (and anime in general) in theaters. Would be nice if this lead to a Blu-Ray/streaming release too. We never got official subs for Pyramid of Light either, so that would give them a chance to finally do so.

  10. Will this be in Aus as well?

  11. @jonathanprimus @cavbra What 4K Media and Warner Bros. can do all depends on what their contract says, which naturally we haven’t read. Maybe the contract allows for special programming events like this to take place. Or maybe the contract doesn’t allow for it but the contract ended so 4K Media can now do it. Or maybe 4K Media and Warner Bros. have inked a new contract that allows for it. There isn’t a way for us to know. But it’s incorrect to think that Warner Bros. controls the movie; Warner Bros. is only a licensee.

  12. @Denali @KAWAISHIZUKA I’m very excited to see it in theaters too! Honestly, I’m always excited to see stories that involve Yugi and his friends, even if the story is only so-so like this one, haha. The renewed interest in Yu-Gi-Oh! recently makes now a great time for this movie to make a comeback. I hope people who have rediscovered Yu-Gi-Oh! thanks to DSoD or Duel Links, or who enjoyed this when it first came out in 2004, will all go see this.

  13. @Dakota Ooh, I’d like to see this get released on more formats too. I’d imagine that whether or not that happens depends in part on how well this movie is received in theaters.

  14. @Jordan Fathom Events doesn’t run shows in Australia, but if this is successful, maybe 4K Media will consider partnering with more companies to do this in other countries too.

  15. Is there a card?

  16. It’s still too early to know. I’d be surprised if there wasn’t one.

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