Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno (るろうに剣心 京都大火編 ) in Pittsburgh, September 13 and 14; Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends ( るろうに剣心 伝説の最期編), October 4 and 5.

The 2014 Japanese movie Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno (るろうに剣心 京都大火編 ) will play at Southside Works Cinema on September 13 and 14. The distributor has a synopsis of the second installment of the trilogy:
Spectacular fight scenes and swordplay capture the true spirit of the classic franchise in this thrilling live-action adaptation.Former assassin Kenshin Himura and his friends are called back into action when a ghost from the past era rises to wreak havoc across Japan. Makoto Shishio, another ex-assassin, was betrayed, burned, and left for dead at the end of the war. Badly scarred—but very much alive—Shishio has put together an army and aims to overthrow the new government—burning anything and killing anyone who stands in his way. After witnessing his brutality firsthand, Kenshin agrees to intervene and help keep the peace. Will the wanderer with a blade bathed in blood be able to withstand the fury of the swordsman forged by fire?
The trilogy has a limited release in the US this fall, with Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends (るろうに剣心 伝説の最期編) playing on October 4 and 5 at Southside Works Cinema. Tickets are currently available online via the theater's website.