News that a new Noboru Iguchi film will be having its world premiere at one of our very favourite film festivals simply cannot pass without comment – even if it is a day or two later than originally planned.
Dead Sushi, the latest late-night-bizarro-mayhem from the insanely talented director (The Machine Girl, Robogeisha), will debut on July 22nd at Montreal’s prestigious Fantasia International Film Festival before heading south to Puchon, South Korea for its Asian premiere at PiFan on July 26th.
The film unites the prolific director, whose last film Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead only opened in Japan this past February, with the talents of martial artist Rina Takeda. The young actress made a splash with her performance in 2008’s High-Kick Girl, and in Dead Sushi she plays Keiko, the daughter of a legendary sushi chef, who becomes embroiled in a deadly plot of revenge and reanimation when she runs away from home.
Both Iguchi and Takeda will be in attendance in Montreal for the screening of the film, which also stars Iguchi regulars Kentaro Shimazu, Asami and Demo Tanaka. We will be sure to catch one, if not both, of the film’s festival premieres next month, and by the looks of the trailer – it really is going to be a classic Iguchi. See for yourself: