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It’s a good day to a be a fan of extreme Japanese cinema. If you live in the US, that is. Indie friendly distributor Well Go USA has acquired distribution rights to three of Sushi Typhoon’s over-the-top action flicks, namely “Mutant Girls Squad”, “Helldriver”, and “Karate-Robo Zaborgar”. Needless to say, I’m pretty pumped about their eventual release, and will gladly welcome these titles into my ever-growing collection of peculiar cinema.
Here’s some info from the official press release:
Well Go USA has acquired DVD, Digital, VOD and Television rights for the North American market to Mutant Girls Squad, Helldriver, Yakuza Weapon, Deadball and Karate-Robo Zaborgar from Nikkatsu Corporation’s leading genre film label, The Sushi Typhoon. Launched in 2010, The Sushi Typhoon was created by Producer Yoshinori Chiba and aims to bring the best talent from Japanese cult cinema to worldwide audiences. Well Go plans to make its initial rollout on VOD, DVD and Blu-ray starting in fall 2011.
“We are very excited to have secured rights to these ‘neo action gore’ titles, a genre which has seen tremendous growth here in the US and has such passionate and dedicated fans,” said Doris Pfardrescher, President Well Go USA Entertainment. “We continue to look for interesting and compelling product from Asia to introduce to the North American market.”
“Nikkatsu Corporation is so delighted to have built up a solid business tie with Well Go USA to release The Sushi Typhoon titles in the US market,” said Akifumi Sugihara, Executive Producer of The Sushi Typhoon. “We are more than certain that our strongest partner Well Go USA will leave no stone unturned through all media to deliver our product to those consumers who are so covetous of powerful and highly thrilling entertainment.
Source: Killer Film