Tokyo Film Festival to Feature Special Screenings of 'The Expendables 3' and Martin Scorsese Doc

The Expendables 3 Still - H 2014

The Expendables 3 Still - H 2014

Bollywood smash 'Dhoom: 3' and footage from Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' will also play at the October event

The Tokyo International Film Festival announced a 21-movie lineup for its special screenings section Friday, including The Expendables 3; Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi's documentary about the The New York Review of Books, The 50 Year Argument; and The Cathedrals of Culture documentary series, with episodes from Robert Redford and Wim Wenders.

The festival will also feature the premiere of Garm Wars The Last Druid from cult anime director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), which promises a pioneering hybrid style of live-action and computer animation.

In addition, Japanese audiences will finally get a chance to see Bollywood smash Dhoom: 3 from Vijay Krishna Acharya, as well as Gareth EvansThe Raid 2: Berandal.

Footage from Tim Burton's Big Eyes, starring Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams will also be shown.

Local sci-fi will be heavily represented, including by Shinji Aramaki's Appleseed Alpha and Tetsuro Araki's Attack On Titan - The First Part

The 27th edition of the festival will run from Oct. 23-31 at Roppongi Hills and other central Tokyo venues. 

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