It’s been awhile since J-horror has been at the forefront of the genre, but it still has a lot of fans so when word of the worldwide release of Alter Ego, an “undiscovered” film from 2002 that Takashi Shimizu was involved with, we figured you’d want to hear about it.
From the Press Release:
Eagle One Media is proud to announce it will distribute Takashi Shimizu’s undiscovered Japanese film Alter Ego to worldwide audiences for the first time.
Shimizu, the famed director behind The Grudge and Ju-on horror franchises, was intimately involved as a supervising director on Alter Ego, and the feature film has never before been released outside of Japan. A North American DVD is set for February 18 with the film immediately available on digital platforms iTunes and Amazon Instant.
Produced by King Records, Alter Ego features the involvement of some of the masters of today’s Japanese horror scene including writer/director Issei Shibata (The Locker, The Chasing World) and producer Yukihiko Yamaguchi (Meatball Machine, Kai-Ki: Tales of Terror from Tokyo) along with actors Hideo Sakaki (The Grudge, Versus), Taro Suwa (The Grudge, Ring 2), Kanji Tsuda (The Grudge, Tokyo Sonata), Nobuko Sakuma, Chieko Kawabe (“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon”), and Sena.
Set in an urban Japanese city, three young aspiring models are on their very first fashion shoot at an abandoned and neglected school one hot summer day. Without warning strange events begin occurring around the set that cause the models and photo crew to question their very sanity as one by one they begin dying an agonizing and painful death. Deaths seemingly caused by none other than themselves.
Check out Alter Ego‘s trailer, cover art, and pre-ordering info below.
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