Manga Entertainment in partnership with Passion Pictures and X Japan have announced that critically acclaimed WE ARE X a film about Japan’s most successful rock band will celebrate its UK film premiere on 28th February at Picturehouse Central in London. The film will also be released in cinemas nationwide on 2nd March for one night only with encore screenings. The film will head to Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand service on 1st May 2017. 3rd March will see the release of the film’s soundtrack via Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings, which you can pre-order from Amazon UK, just prior to X Japan‘s headlining concert performance at Wembley on 4th March.
Director of We Are X, Stephen Kijak said: “Thrilled to be working with the team at Manga to bring WE ARE X to UK screens, especially in the wake of X Japan’s long-awaited concert at Wembley. I think it just reinforces the notion that the film is not the end of their story but represents a new beginning. If you’ve never seen X Japan live, even if you’ve never heard of them, I encourage you to see this show (and the film of course) – they truly are one of the greatest live acts on the planet and it might just change your life.”
Andrew Hewson, Marketing Manager at Manga Entertainment said: “We are truly excited to be involved with the astounding and award-worthy film, We Are X. This is an amazing opportunity for us to work closely with the incredibly talented Yoshiki and X Japan to bring this exquisite and powerful documentary to UK fans!”