Well, here's some news we weren't expecting this weekend. While on stage yesterday for the Tokyo premiere of No One Lives, director Ryuhei Kitamura made the unexpected announcement that he’ll be making a sequel to his internationally beloved 2000 action/horror film Versus sometime next year.
The question beckons... why play baseball, football, basketball, or even soccer when you can play Deadball and have a blood-spattered good time. Seriously, this needs to become our national pastime STAT!
Reviewed by Gareth Jones Starring Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Issei Ishida, Shintaro Matsubara, Airi Nakajima Directed by Tak Sakaguchi Distributed by MVM Entertainment
The new film by Tak (Be a Man! Samurai School) Sakaguchi, Noboru (Robo-Geisha) Iguchi, and Yoshihiro (Tokyo Gore Police) Nishimura, Sento Shojo (Japanese title) or Mutant Girls Squad, is in post production; and we've got a behind-the-scenes look at the editing process.
Tak (Be a Man! Samurai School) Sakaguchi, Noboru (Robo-Geisha) Iguchi, and Yoshihiro (Tokyo Gore Police) Nishimura are teaming up to direct the genre mash-up Sento Shojo (Japanese title) or Mutant Girls Squad for Nikkatsu Films starring pin-up model Yumi Sugimoto.
Reviewed by Ted Geoghegan Starring Yukie Kawakura, Eri Otoguro, Takumi Saitô, and Eihi Shiina Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura and Naoyuki Tomomatsu
Remember that crazy-ass trailer we posted in April for Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (watch it again here)? Now we've got the poster and a few more details to go along with it -- including where you might be able to see the film!
Could this be the next splatter masterpiece to find its way out of Japan? Maybe we won’t go that far, but Samurai Zombie certainly looks like it’s got a hell of a lot going for it, not the least of which being that is was directed by Versus star and all around badass Tak Sakaguchi.