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Amazon to stream Isao Yukisada’s ‘Theater’ day-and-date with cinema release in Japan

Amazon to stream Isao Yukisada’s ‘Theater’ day-and-date with cinema release in Japan

Film will open in Japanese cinemas and stream globally on Amazon Prime Video from July 17.

Isao Yukisada’s Theater will be released simultaneously in Japanese cinemas and on the Amazon Prime Video streaming platform on July 17, marking the first time that Amazon has released a film day-and-date with theatres in Japan.

Amazon is making the film available in 200 countries and territories worldwide. Starring Kento Yamazaki and Mayu Matsuoka, the film is a live-action adaptation of comedian Naoki Matayoshi’s second novel Gekijo. Matayoshi won the Akutagawa Prize in 2015 for his first novel Hibana, which was adapted into a series by Netflix.

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