DEAD SUSHI will have a limited one-week theatrical run at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles beginning this Friday, January 18, 2013. The film will still be available exclusively at Best Buy on January 22.
Keiko, the daughter of a legendary sushi chef, runs away from home when his Karate-style regimen becomes too severe. Finding work at a rural hot springs inn, she is ridiculed by the eccentric staff and guests, including the employees of a pharmaceutical firm there on a work retreat. But little do they know that a disgruntled former researcher has also come to the inn with a plan for revenge, using a serum he developed that can awaken the murderous instincts of ordinary sushi, turning it into bloodthirsty monsters! Keiko must use both her sushi training and her martial arts skills to save the others and defeat the flying killers.
From the director of “Machine Girl”, “Robogeisha” and “The ABCs of Death,”Noboru Iguchi brings us his latest horror film, DEAD SUSHI, an official selection of Fantastic Fest 2012, Fantasia Film Festival 2012, Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival 2012 and Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2012.
About Millennium Entertainment
Formed in 2010 and led by CEO Bill Lee, Millennium Entertainment is a leading independent supplier that acquires and distributes feature films. Most recently the company released The Paperboy, directed by the Oscar-nominated Lee Daniels (Precious) and starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, Macy Gray, John Cusack and Nicole Kidman and Richard Linklater’s Bernie, co-written by Skip Hollandsworth and Linklater, starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey. Other releases include Little Birds, starring Juno Temple and Kay Panabaker, with Leslie Mann and Kate Bosworth; Red Lights, written and directed by Rodrigo Cortés, and featuring an all-star cast led by Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Toby Jones, Joely Richardson, Elizabeth Olsen, Craig Roberts, Leonardo Sbaraglia and Adriane Lenox; and Jay Chandraekhar’s The Babymakers, starring Olivia Munn, Paul Schneider, Aisha Tyler, Kevin Heffernan, Wood Harris and Constance Zimmer. The company recently acquiredUpside Down, the sci-fi/romance written and directed by Juan Diego Solanas and starring Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess, along with the recent Toronto Film Festivalacquisitions, Stuck in Love and What Maisie Knew.
About Action Slate Releasing
Action Slate Releasing acquires and distributes high quality martial arts, action and horror films from around the world to the US marketplace. Action Slate is the US/Canada releasing arm of international film sales and production company BirchTree Entertainment and is a Millennium Entertainment distribution line. Recent Action Slate releases include Laddaland, Thailand’s highest grossing domestic film of 2011, The Liquidator starring Vinnie Jones, High Kick Girl starring Rina Takeda and The Sanctuary starring Russell Wong.
About Birch Tree Entertainment
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Birch Tree Entertainment, founded in 2003 by President & CEO Art Birzneck, is an international film sales and production company specializing in high quality martial arts and action films for the worldwide marketplace. Birch Tree represents films from many countries including the US, Finland, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Netherlands and Kazakhstan.