Naoyuki Tomomatsu, director of “Stacy” and the upcoming “Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl,” is a seriously warped individual. Fortunately for us, his twisted imagination yields entertaining results, though the majority of his cinematic endeavors are quite hard to locate here in the United States. Much to my fanboy delight, Tomomatsu’s extremely low-budget flesh-eating ghoul epic “Zombie Self Defense Force” arrives on DVD courtesy of ADV Films on October 13th. I’m not expecting much in the way of quality, mind you, but as a proud owner of “Stacy” and “Eat the Schoolgirls,” I’m more than a little eager to finally check it out. And, yes, I have way too much free time on my hands, just in case you were wondering. Useless trivia is always fun.
Here’s a quick rundown of the plot:
They thought it would be a routine training mission for the Japanese Self Defense Force; instead it became a blood-soaked battle for survival against the living dead! As the handful of survivors end up trapped inside the inevitable secluded hotel, the paths of fashion models, gangsters and the heroic JSDF team collide in combat against the cannibalistic hordes of hell!
Short, sweet, and to the point. I like that. For those interested parties, I’ve included the trailer below in all its pixelated, low-budget glory.