Liar Game: The Final Stage

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Liar Game: The Final Stage
LiarGameTheFinalStage2010Poster.jpg
Japanese poster
Directed by Hiroaki Matsuyama
Produced by Takashi Ishihara
Iku Wada
Chihiro Kameyama
Kazuhiko Torishima
Yoshinari Shimatani
Tomoyuki Miyakawa
Shinya Koto
Screenplay by Tsutomu Kuroiwa
Michinao Okada
Toshio Yoshitaka
Based on Liar Game
by Shinobu Kaitani
Starring Toda Erika
Matsuda Shota
Music by Yasutaka Nakata (capsule)
Cinematography Nobu Miyata
Distributed by Fuji Television
Toho Company Ltd.
Release date
  • March 6, 2010 (2010-03-06)
Running time
133 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Liar Game: The Final Stage (ライアーゲーム ザ・ファイナルステージ, Raiā Gēmu: Za Fainaru Sutēji) is a 2010 Japanese film directed by Hiroaki Matsuyama. The film is a continuation of the popular Fuji Television drama series, Liar Game.

It was released in Japan on March 6, 2010 and was subsequently released in Singapore (August 12, 2010) and Hong Kong (October 7, 2010). [1] Furthermore, it has been confirmed that the film will be shown in Macau, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

Even though being able to withdraw from the Liar Game Tournament, Kanzaki Nao (Toda Erika) decides to join Akiyama Shinichi (Matsuda Shota) and nine other players for the final stage, ”The Garden of Eden game”, which offers a 5 billion yen prize. The players are informed that if all of them can work together, they can all become winners. However, the chances of winning are endangered by a mysterious player known as "Person X".

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Theatrical run[edit]

Two weeks after the launching of the film, more than one million people had gone to the theatres to watch the film.[3] Moreover, in its opening week the film entered the Japanese box office as number two and consequently stayed in the top ten for another five weeks.[4]

DVD release[edit]

The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in Japan on September 9, 2010. Blu-ray releases include a standard edition and premium edition. The premium edition contains a bonus disc with an all-cast interview, a making of (starring Toda Erika), a real Liar Game featuring twenty-eight female TV-hosts, trailers, stage event, a leaflet and three postcards.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Release dates for Raiâ gêmu: Za fainaru sutêji". IMDB. Retrieved October 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ "More than 1 million people already watched Liar Game". March 22, 2010. Retrieved November 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ 『ライアーゲーム』100万人突破 戸田恵梨香&松田翔太が台湾ロケの恨みを暴露! (in Japanese). March 21, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  4. ^ "RAIâ GêMU: ZA FAINARU SUTêJI (LIAR GAME: THE FINAL STAGE)". IMDB. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Liar Game The Final Stage Premium Edition (Blu-ray+3 DVD)". CDJapan (Neo Wing Co.). Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Liar Game: The Final Stage (Blu-ray)(Premium Edition) (Japan Version)". YesAsia.com. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 

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