Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Houston To Screen Berserk: The Golden Age Arc Movies

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

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Berserk: The Golden Age

Film-loving Berserk fans who are living in the vicinities or at Houston, Texas will want to save October 26th and 27th in their calendars, as the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Vintage and Mason Park will be screening all three parts of the Berserk: The Golden Age Arc trilogy in one sitting for each day. At October 26th, the films will be premiering at the Alamo in Vintage Park in its subtitled format, while the English-dubbed version will be screening the next day at the one in Mason Park. Screening will take place at 7:30 pm, and is $15.00.

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc bases itself on the entire Berserk manga series by Kentarou Miura, which is still runs today at over 37 volumes. In the first movie, Egg of the King, main character Guts’ travels as a lone mercenary leads to the fateful recruitment by a man named Griffith into his mercenary band, “The Band of the Hawk”. Here, Guts and Griffith will gain many victories while bonding together — that is, until Guts begins to question his own reasons for fighting for Griffith’s ambition.

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I Guts and Griffith

The films are produced by Studio 4ÂșC (Steamboy; Catherine‘s animated cutscenes), and are directed by Toshiyuki Kubooka, whose previous works include Hideaki Anno’s Gunbuster and Nadia: Secret of the Blue Water, as well as the Lunar series amongst other works. Notably, many English actors from the original show’s dub, including the main cast, reprise their respective roles, while the Japanese version uses newer voice talents.

So if you’re a reader — who is at least 18 or over — from the Houston area and you’re either a fan of Berserk or anime in general, you can look forward to October 26th and 27th to support theatrical anime screenings in addition to the Sentai Anime nights that they have at the third Monday of every month. If you’re also up for it, be sure to support the Alamo Drafthouse for their ongoing efforts to support film-going for the cinephile audiences while delivering experiences you can’t find at regular movie theaters. You can learn more about them here.

The first two films, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King, and Berserk: The Golden Age Arc IIThe Battle of Doldrey are currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray by Viz Media.


About Andy Na

Andy was a member at Operation Rainfall since the beginning of its campaigning days. Though something of a troublemaker at the time, he now contributes to Operation Rainfall and shares his love for all things gaming and the visual arts. His favorite games include Xenoblade Chronicles, Kid Icarus Uprising, and No More Heroes. Andy currently holds a Bachelors degree in Cinema, which he uses to pursue filmmaking.