Friday, August 13, 2010
And readers in Canada and England will soon have a chance to see the film for themselves, at screenings on August 16th at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, and at London's Film4 Frightfest, on August 27th. Please come out and support Sushi Typhoon if you live in either city!
An additional note to fans of crazy Japanese genre cinema: Toronto After Dark will also be screening Noboru Iguchi's ROBO-GEISHA on Sunday, August 15th. Don't miss it! And check out the Toronto After Dark Festival trailer below.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
For the uninitiated, here's what The Sushi Typhoon is all about...
Born in 2010, The Sushi Typhoon is the the upstart, wild offspring of a respectable parent—Nikkatsu Corporation, the oldest film studio in Japan and once home to legendary 1960’s action stars like Joe Shishido, Akira Kobayashi, Tetsuya Watari, Meiko Kaji and Yujiro Ishihara. With a long history of genre films and violent gangster epics, the company was also the leader of Japan’s erotic renaissance of the 1970’s with their Roman Porno line…and now, Nikkatsu’s latest offering, The Sushi Typhoon, takes their century-old extremes to the next level.
The brainchild of veteran producer Yoshinori Chiba, responsible for introducing directors Takashi Miike, Noboru Iguchi and Yoshihiro Nishimura to Western audiences, The Sushi Typhoon seeks to satisfy audiences who crave the good taste of bad taste, and for whom too much is never enough.
The Sushi Typhoon has brought together the best and brightest of Japan’s genre entertainment world, with Miike, Iguchi and Nishimura joined by the festival award-winning Sion Sono, Tak Sakaguchi and Yudai Yamaguchi. A tour-de-force of inventive, boundary-pushing entertainment, the first phase of The Sushi Typhoon’s films will be released in late 2010 and early 2011, with the company self-distributing their titles in North America with the assistance of FUNimation Entertainment, the Texas-based company responsible for releasing some of the best anime titles in America. FUNimation will begin releasing Sushi Typhoon titles to DVD and BluRay in early 2011.
Connoisseurs of dangerous and wild Japanese cinema need look no further to satisfy their hunger for comedy, action, horror, splatter and raucous cult entertainment: The Sushi Typhoon is headed for America’s shores, ready to fill your belly with the raw entertainment you’ve been craving!
...check out our trailers and Preview Reel at our YouTube Channel.
...look for behind-the-scenes and candid photos from convention and film festival appearances at our Flickr page.
...and learn more about our films on the Movie Pages of our website.
...and for the adventurous or linguistically capable, check out our Japanese language home page and blog, which feature slightly different content than the English versions!
Watch for our films at festivals and conventions throughout the summer, fall and into next year!