As announced by a new trailer today, Japanese import The Great War of Archimedes will land on Western shores very soon. The film will release via DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital distribution with a new English dub on June 15, just in time for Father’s Day.
The film, which is based on the popular manga series Archimedes no Taisen, fictionalizes the struggle to build the historically large battleship Yamato during World War II. The film is directed by Takashi Yamazaki (The Eternal Zero) and stars Suda Masaki (Drowning Love), Emoto Tasuku (And Your Bird Can Sing), Hamabe Minami (The Promised Neverland), Shofukutei Tsurube (Family of Strangers) and Kobayashi Katsuya (The Crazy Family).
The release comes from Well Go USA, a known importer of independent action and other genre films from around the world. They are also currently preparing to distribute action/comedy The Paper Tigers to theaters this May and boast a back catalog of releases stretching from the esteemed martial arts flicks in the IP Man series to more specialized films like Strippers vs. Werewolves.
Well Go is also behind the martial arts and action movie app Hi-Yah!, which is available as an app on all forms of Android, Apple, and Roku devices. Fans of the niche can dive into decades-old classics or a hand-picked selection of releases from the company for a $3 a month subscription fee.