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Actually, be careful that the sushi doesn’t snack on you!
The latest outrageous genre flick from Japan’s Noboru Iguchi has just been
announced as a premiere event at North America’s greatest film festival.
Walker Pictures and Nishimura Eizo announced this morning
that Iguchi’s DEAD SUSHI will have its world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia on
July 22, with the director and star Rina Takeda in attendance. “It’s an honor
for us to host the world premiere of such a hilarious and bloody joy ride like
DEAD SUSHI,” says Nicolas Archambault, the fest’s co-director of Asian
programming. “It’s even better when we have the charismatic and talented Rina
Takeda and director Iguchi, surely one of Japan’s most creative directors when
it comes to using strong symbols of Japanese pop culture to kill people in the
most singular ways. He’s one of the most enthusiastic and generous guests we’ve
had at Fantasia and our audience will be thrilled to see him again this year.”
DEAD SUSHI casts 21-year-old martial-arts prodigy Takeda as
Keiko, an aspiring sushi chef who flees her home when the tutelage of her
legendary sushi-master father becomes too strict. She winds up as an awkward
hostess at a remote inn, where she is humiliated in front of a visiting
pharmaceutical company. But she gets a chance to prove herself when a former
researcher for the firm arrives, bearing a grudge—and a serum that turns sushi
into flying, hungry killers. Will Keiko’s martial-arts skills be a match for
the carnivorous seafood? Kentaro Shimazu, Asami and Demo Tanaka from Iguchi’s
THE MACHINE GIRL and SUKEBAN BOY co-star, along with Shigeru Matsuzaki and AUDITION
and JU-ON’s Kanji Tsuda; Japanese gore regular Yoshihiro Nishimura created the
creature and makeup FX.
Following the Fantasia debut, DEAD SUSHI will have its Asian
premiere at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. See the trailer
below and find out more at the official website and
Facebook page, and view Fantasia’s site
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