Bloody Disgusting Selects has recently snagged distribution rights to one of the best Japanese movies I’ve seen in ages. Director Sion Sono’s “Cold Fish”, a film I secretly adore more than I probably should, will receive a limited theatrical run courtesy of said distributor this August. In order to prepare the residents of the US for what’s to come, a new, maniacally enjoyable trailer has arrived on the proverbial scene. The clip does a wonderful job of highlighting the picture’s utterly demented sense of humor while suggesting that something much darker awaits. It’s pretty nifty. “Cold Fish” should play very well on the big screen.
Curious parties should read this synopsis before proceeding:
From Sion Sono, the director of LOVE EXPOSURE and SUICIDE CLUB. COLD FISH has won acclaim at both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. In the film, mild-mannered Shamoto’s teenage daughter gets caught shoplifting. A generous fellow fish-store owner and his wife appear to help resolve the situation by having her work at their fish store. Too good to be true? You bet! Shamoto soon discovers the horrific truth about this seemingly perfect couple…who inextricably weave him into their grisly rituals. Inspired by true events, COLD FISH is a twisted, brutal, blood-soaked drama that reveals the underlying insanity of an ordinary man pushed well beyond the brink.
Although I recently covered “Cold Fish” here at BH, I strongly recommend reading James Mudge’s review if you’re wondering what we thought about the film. The trailer resides below.