AFM 2014: Shout Factory Scores Over Your Dead Body

The new film from director Takashi Miike, Over Your Dead Body (review), has scored itself some distro as Variety is reporting that Shout! Factory has acquired North American rights to the flick, which is screening today at the American Film Market.

The deal covers digital, home entertainment, broadcast, and theatrical for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada.

A star, Miyuki Goto (Ko Shibasaki), plays Oiwa, the protagonist in a new play based on the ghost story Yotsuya Kaidan.

She pulls some strings to get her lover, Kosuke Hasegawa (Ebizo Ichikawa), cast in the play even though he’s a relatively unknown actor. Other performers Rio Asahina (Miho Nakanishi) and Jun Suzuki (Hideaki Ito) lust after Miyuki. Off stage the cast’s possessive love and obsessions exist as reality. Trapped between the play and reality, the cast’s feelings for each other are amplified.

When it becomes clear that love is not meant to be both on and off stage, love turns into a grudge and crosses the blurred line between reality and fantasy.

Over Your Dead Body

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