Harlock Space Pirate To Receive a Limited Theatrical Release Next Month


Manga Entertainment have today revealed that the CGI film adapatation of Captain Harlock, entitled Harlock Space Pirate, will be receiving a limited theatrical release before the film is released onto DVD and Blu-ray next month.

Although Manga UK have yet to confirm which cinemas will show the film, which we blieve it will be selective Picturehouse Cinemas across the UK, the distributor has confirmed that it will be available in those cinemas from the 22nd April 2015; with the film itself to be released on DVD and Blu-ray the following Monday.

For those unfamilair with Harlock Space Captain then here is a synopsis of the film:

As humanity’s space empire collapses, 500 billion colonists pour back to re-settle their mother planet. With Earth unable to support such vast numbers, the devastating Homecoming War is fought over who has the right to return. The conflict leads to the rise of the authoritarian Gaia Coalition, who declare the Earth a sacred place that must not be repopulated …only to break their own rule by allowing the galactic elite to take over the planet.

This hypocrisy enrages Captain Harlock, however, and the immortal space pirate goes to tragic lengths to thwart the Gaia Coalition’s plans. Now the renegade captain and his crew, including ethereal alien Miime, loyal lieutenant Kei and the boisterous Yullian, are on a mission to set things right – by resetting the so-called ‘Genesis Clock’. But Gaia Coalition admiral Ezra has sent his brother Logan to infiltrate Harlock’s ghost ship Arcadia and put an end to the Captain once and for all…

The film will be shown in selective cinemas, most likely PictureHouse Cinemas, from the 22nd April 2015 while the DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray version of the film will be released on the 27th April 2015.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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