Some more Asian carnage is getting ready to crash onto both Blu-ray and DVD, and believe us when we tell you there's no finer sight to behold than high definition entrails flying through the air. So good!
When it comes to selecting which movies you are going to put in your film festival, some organizers are better than others. Judging by the announcement of first wave of films to be screened at the Second Annual Telluride Film Festival in Telluride, Colorado, these guys know their shit!
Citing the growth potential and rabid fanbase, Well Go USA has nabbed the rights to five titles from Nikkatsu Corporation's Sushi Typhoon label. Well Go USA is now the proud owner of Mutant Girls Squad, Helldriver, Yakuza Weapon, Deadball and Karate-Robo Zaborgar. A thorough and descriptive list to say the least.
The man behind some of the greatest titles in B-movie history, Roger Corman, is indeed gracing the Texas Frightmare Weekend, and his schedule has been finalized. With the additional good news that Mr. Corman has graciously cleared his schedule to allow for an extra hour to his appearance. So one of the legends of genre will now be appearing for five hours. Here's the complete schedule:
Tons of new stuff has been coming out for the upcoming Texas Frightmare Weekend, which is shaping up to have its biggest year yet. And quite frankly, I'm jealous I won't be there.
Yoshihiro Nishimura's Helldriver will be having its New York premiere on Thursday, April 28, 2011, as a very special launch event for the 5th Festival of Contemporary Japanese Film (July 7–July 18, 2011): Japan Cuts and for the New York Asian Film Festival 2011. Director Nishimura and actress Eihi Shiina will both be in attendance.
While the current catastrophe in Northern Japan may have Hollywood pulling movies and rewriting scripts to not potentially offend any sensibilites, it's almost comforting to know in some respects it's still business as usual in Japan, as evidenced by no calls to ban or censor Yoshihiro Nishimura's Helldriver, a splatterfest that begins with Northern Japan going to hell after being showered