Wednesday, November 4, 2009

We are the Sprocket Holes vol. 116

AFM 09: Nishimura, Iguchi, Sono, Miike And Shimomura Whip Up A Sushi Typhoon!

by Todd Brown, November 4, 2009 12:00 PM

Break out the rain slickers, kids, because there's a massive spray of blood on the horizon. Japan's Nikkatsu studios have just announced the creation of Sushi Typhoon, a goofily titled new sub-label that will exist to create the sort of "violent, popular works that only Japanese cinema has engendered", according to producer Yoshinori Chiba. And who will be leading this charge? Only the likes of Sion Sono, Takashi Miike, Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, and Death Trance director Yuji Shimomura, whose now in post-production feature Alien Vs Ninja is the first film to be produced under the new banner.

Word is Nikkatsu will be distributing these films themselves in both the US and Japan so expect a steady stream of blood on screens soon.

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