Tokyo Zombie coming this April

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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 19, 2009

 

 Laugh-out-loud funny! What Laurel & Hardy would make if they were still alive.
And Japanese. And George Romero devotees.”
        Philadelphia Inquirer
 
PREPARE YOURSELF FOR
THE FAR-OUT, FAR EAST FREAKOUT

 

TOKYO ZOMBIE

 

RISING FROM THE DEAD ONTO DVD THIS APRIL

 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – In the outrageous tradition of Shaun of the Dead, Dumb and Dumber and Pineapple Express comes the horror comedy sensation Tokyo Zombie. Having taken its native Japan by storm, Tokyo Zombie is now poised to rock America, when Anchor Bay Entertainment and Manga Entertainment unleash it on DVD on April 7, 2009. Pre-book is March 5, and SRP is $26.97.

 

The film was written and directed by Sakichi Sato, who wrote Takashi Miike’s controversial, award-winning Ichi the Killer, and many observers have compared this film to Miike’s ground-breaking work in the horror genre.


Tadanobu Asano (the Academy-Award® nominated Mongol) and Show Aikawa (Zebraman, Specter, winner of the Japanese Professional Film Award) portray a pair of full-time slackers and wannabe jujitsu champions who bring the murdered body of their sleazy boss to Tokyo’s infamous toxic waste dump known as “Black Fuji.”

 

But when an army of the undead rises from the foul, festering trash heap, our “heroes” must battle a non-stop barrage of hasty decapitations, perverted teachers, tasty snack foods (!), stormy romance and zombie professional wrestling. Yes, the fate of humanity hinges on these two dimwit misfits – one dumber than the other!

 

Based on the popular manga comic by Yusaku Hanakuma, critics and audiences alike have hailed Tokyo Zombie as a sure-fire cult favorite. “Insanely hilarious! Tokyo Zombie could be one of the greatest Jujitsu/Zombie apocalypse movies in the history of cinema!” raves The Film Fiend.

 

 “I can’t imagine many of you will come away disappointed by the ongoing wacky hijinks during an undead apocalypse, and the sheer strangeness of the characters and the story itself is bound to please fans of (Takashi) Miike and his regulars … if it hasn’t already lured you in,” said Mark Schilling of The Japan Times. Perhaps Horror.com put it best: “Tokyo Zombie – with a name like that, how can you go wrong?”

 

The DVD release of Tokyo Zombie features a frightfully funny collection of special features, including the documentary Making of the Dead, actors’ interviews, an exclusive Q & A session with cast and crew, an actor’s in-store appearance, teasers and trailers.

 

About Anchor Bay Entertainment

Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray formats.  It is the exclusive home media distributor in the U.S. of the theatrical titles from Overture Films.  Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.  Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.

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