Mall offers ‘Ultraman Ginga S’ movie promo
Children and longtime fans of the Ultraman series are in for a treat as “Ultraman Ginga S The Movie” is offered for exclusive screening at SM malls from September 10 to 11.
The film is based on the 2014 television show Ultraman Ginga S, a 16-episode series that follows the story Hikaru as he joins a defense force and battles an alien menace and his minions.
The movie, directed by Koichi Sakamoto, starts with Hikaru being reunited with the Ultra Party Guardians. The team faces an evil space warrior named Etelgar and his accomplice Alena, who is later revealed to be an alien princess manipulated into trapping Ultraman heroes.
Alternatively titled “Ultraman Ginga S: Showdown! Ultra 10 Warriors,” the film features ten Ultraman warriors from previous television shows.
Hikaru as Ultraman Ginga and Shou as Ultraman Victory combine their powers to become Ultraman Ginga Victory. They are aided by the “New Generation” of Ultra Warriors – Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna, Ultraman Gaia, Ultraman Cosmos, Ultraman Nexus, Ultraman Max, Ultraman Meebius and Ultraman Zero.
The movie stays true to the Ultraman tradition of battling kaiju (monsters) to protect mankind and having fight scenes set in elaborate city dioramas.
Ultraman first started as a Japanese television series in 1966 and was later introduced in countries like the Philippines. Because of the success of the franchise, it was awarded in 2001 with the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of television spin offs.
SM Cinema is offering the movie as part of its Family Movie Day promo that encourages Filipino families to develop a weekend movie habit.
Those who want to avail of the promo should buy two tickets for the film in order to get two additional movie tickets for kids. The free tickets can be used by children with the height of 4 feet and below.
There will be a meet and greet session with the actor who plays Ultraman Ginga on September 10 (12 n.n. to 1 p.m. at the SM Mall of Asia and 1 to 6 p.m. at SM Southmall) and on September 11 (12 n.n. to 1 p.m. at the SM Megamall and 5 to 6 p.m. at SM North Edsa).
An advance screening was held last September 3 at the SM Mall of Asia Director’s Club. KS
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