Towards the beginning of June, a friend of mine brought director Kern Saxton’s potentially badass crime/thriller “Sushi Girl” to my cinema-sickened attention. Not only does it sport a fantastic cast — Tony Todd, Danny Trejo, James Duval, Tony Todd, Mark Hamill, Michael Biehn, Jeff Fahey, and Sonny Chiba(!!!) all have a part to play — the flick also marks the feature-length return of “NeverEnding Story” star Noah Hathaway. That, of course, is reason for excitement. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find very much information about the movie save for a handful of festival dates. Given the amount of talent on-board, the lack of buzz was very strange.
Thankfully, the wise, indie-minded folks over at Magnolia Pictures are scheduled to bring “Sushi Girl” to DVD and Blu-ray this fall. As far as special features go, I don’t have anything specific to report just yet. To be honest, I’m just happy it’s getting released.
Here’s what you’re getting in terms of story:
Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. The meal is a lavish array of sushi, served off the naked body of a beautiful young woman. The sushi girl seems catatonic, trained to ignore everything in the room, even if things become dangerous. Sure enough, the four unwieldy thieves can’t help but open old wounds in an attempt to find their missing loot.
Look for “Sushi Girl” to kick home video’s digital ass on September 25th, 2012. If you missed our previous coverage of the flick, take a look at the trailer embedded below.