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Badass Full UK Trailer for Gritty Japanese Action Thriller Film 'Re:Born'

"If you want my blood... come and get it!" Eureka Entertainment has debuted a new official UK trailer for a Japanese action thriller titled Re:Born, which premiered at a few genre film festivals last year. Re:Born features a hand-to-hand fighting technique called "Zero-Range Combat", originally developed by combat strategist and master fight instructor Yoshitaka Inagawa. The film's story follows a covert soldier with a mysterious past who decides to once again unleash the "beast inside of him" to stand up for what he cares about. The cast includes Tak Sakaguchi, Yura Kondo, Takumi Saitô, Mariko Shinoda, and Akio Ôtsuka. This trailer has hints at some of the badass action in this film, which looks like a lot of very close-range fighting, including inside a phone booth at one point. I don't know much about this, but it looks cool. Here's the new UK trailer (+ international poster) for Yûji Shimomura's Re:Born,
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Re:born (2016) International Movie Trailer: Soldier Tak Sakaguchi Uses Zero-Range Combat

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Re:Born International Trailer Yuji Shimomura‘s Re: Born (2016) international movie trailer star Tak Sakaguchi, Akio Otsuka, Orson Mochizuki, Yura Kondo, and Takumi Saitô. Re: Born‘s plot synopsis: “When an entire squad of Japanese Defense Force soldiers are cut down during a training exercise, it appears the worst is true: the Ghost, a legendary [...]

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Tag, Re:born, Legend Of The Mountain and More Coming Soon from Eureka Entertainment

British distributor Eureka! Entertainment has announced their latest slew of acquisitions and releases, which proves a typically eclectic mix of classic and contemporary cinema. New 4K restorations of James Whale’s horror classic The Old Dark House and Philippe de Broca’s war-time satire King of Hearts will be joining Eureka’s Masters of Cinema series in 2018. Here at ScreenAnarchy we are huge fans of Yuji Shimomura's Re:Born, a full-blooded martial arts classic in the making, marking the triumphant return of Tak Sakaguchi (Versus, Yakuza Weapon). Featuring an entirely new style of close-quarters fighting designed especially for the film, Re:Born follows a retired Jdf special forces agent (Sakaguchi), who is drawn back into a world of violence when a former teammate comes looking for revenge....

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Nikkatsu, Xyz Films partner on 'Re:Born'

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Nikkatsu, Xyz Films partner on 'Re:Born'
Exclusive: The companies have struck a world sales alliance on Yuji Shimomura’s completed action title in the run-up to Busan and Afm.

Nikkatsu Corporation will handle international sales on Re:Born while Xyz Films represents North American rights.

Star Tak Sakaguchi reunites with his director of Versus and Death Trance in the story about a retired special forces soldier who comes out of retirement when his niece is kidnapped by his former employer.

Midori Inoue and Shinichi Fujita produced Re:Born, which features a new combat technique developed for the film called Wave.

“It may sound bold, but Re:Born could be the new cornerstone in action movies,” said Inoue. “Tak Sakaguchi and the director Yuji Shimomura have put their blood and sweat together for the last five years during which Tak gave up the whole concept of so-called entertainment action but instead trained to adjust himself to the most practical combat techniques.

“On the other
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Fantastic Fest 2016’s Final Wave of Programming Includes Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 2, Westworld, Another Wolfcop

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Fantastic Fest has already revealed an amazing lineup over the past month, but their newly announced final wave of programming should cause even more fans to make room on their calendars between September 22nd–29th.

Fantastic Fest's final wave of programming has several big treats in store for horror comedy fans, as Bruce Campbell will be in attendance for screenings of the first two episodes of Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 (ahead of the first season's October 2nd premiere on Starz).

Another WolfCop, the sequel to 2014's WolfCop, will make its world premiere, and a special screening of the first episode of HBO's Westworld series will also take place.

The creature feature Colossal will be shown as the festival's closing film, and A Monster Calls and The Autopsy of Jane Doe are also scheduled to screen. For full details, we have the official press release below. Which film are you
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Joshua Reviews Sion Sono’s Tokyo Tribe [Nyaff 2015 Review]

If only director Sion Sono can keep up the current pace he’s working at, this universe may very well still be worth saving.

After a handful of gorgeous and criticially beloved features like Love Exposure, Sono blew the doors off of 2014’s year of cinema with his brilliant and in many ways definitive Why Don’t You Play In Hell?. Well, he’s back once again with what may very well be his most anarchic and revelatory achievement to date.

Entitled Tokyo Tribe, Sono takes to the world of gangsters in what is ostensibly a Tokyo sometime in the near-ish future. For all intents and purposes an action film in the body of a musical, Sono’s latest is based on the manga series Tokyo Tribe 2 from Santa Inoue, and melds Shaw Brothers-esque clan battles with a futuristic setting and rap music. Think The Kid With The Golden Arm
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The Many Faces Of Kunimura Jun

This week, Sono Sion's Why Don't You Play In Hell? will be released in cinemas in the Us, a film which has plenty of fans here at Twitch. It's insane and funny, not in the least because of several fantastic over-the-top performances in it, by the likes of Tak Sakaguchi, Tsutsumi Shinichi and Kunimura Jun. The latter of which I want to single out this week in a quiz. For Kunimura Jun is one of those actors whose name may not ring a bell, but who has been around forever and has played in... everything, it seems. More often than not he is the straight man, pointing out the obvious, warning the lead of a stupid decision, or voicing regret. He has a way of...

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‘Why Don’t You Play In Hell’ will make you believe in the movie Gods

Jigoku de naze warui (Why Don’t You Play In Hell?)

Written and directed by Sion Sono

Japan, 2013

In this outrageous action opus from writer/director Sion Sono, an ambitious young film director Hirata (Hiroki Hasegawa) gets caught in the middle of a bloody Yakuza war sparked by the vengeful wife of a powerful crime boss who is sent to prison after massacring several of her husband’s rivals. The plot is so convoluted, your head will spin when trying to piece it all together. In short, it bounces back and forth between Mitsuko (Fumi Nakaido), a former child star and the daughter of the kingpin, and a group of independent, but talented guerrilla filmmakers who call themselves the Fuck Bombers. Mitsuko’s father, one of her biggest fans, wants to satisfy her dream of becoming a movie star before his wife is released from prison. Ten years after the
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Fnc 2013: ‘Why Don’t You Play In Hell’ will make you believe in the movie Gods

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Jigoku de naze warui (Why Don’t You Play In Hell?)

Written and directed by Sion Sono

Japan, 2013

In this outrageous action opus from writer/director Sion Sono, an ambitious young film director Hirata (Hiroki Hasegawa) gets caught in the middle of a bloody Yakuza war sparked by the vengeful wife of a powerful crime boss who is sent to prison after massacring several of her husband’s rivals. The plot is so convoluted, your head will spin when trying to piece it all together. In short, it bounces back and forth between Mitsuko (Fumi Nakaido), a former child star and the daughter of the kingpin, and a group of independent, but talented guerrilla filmmakers who call themselves the Fuck Bombers. Mitsuko’s father, one of her biggest fans, wants to satisfy her dream of becoming a movie star before his wife is released from prison. Ten years after the
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Contest: Win Japanese Horror/Comedy Deadball!!

Any of you like Japanese Horror/Comedy?..or Baseball? Interesting combination I know, but Yudai Yamaguchi’s Deadball combines all three, into a splatter-filled hell of a time. If that sounds like something you might be into, then hell, we’d like to help you see it.

We’ve got a few Bluray copies of the film to give out, and it’s quite easy to enter:

Send an e-mail to jerry@iconsoffright.com

Type I Want Deadball!! in the header.

Be sure to list:

-Your Name

-Your Address

- Your favorite Japanese film.

That easy folks. The contest will close on Saturday, March 30th!! So enter now!

Synopsis:

“Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi) is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan. After accidentally causing the death of his father with a super-powered, deadly fireball pitch, Jubeh swore off baseball and became a criminal and now,
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Retired? Not Retired? Sakaguchi Tak Retrospective Announced Amidst Conflicting Reports

What's up with Japanese action star Sakaguchi Tak, star of Versus, Shinobi, Yakuza Weapon and a host of other fan favorites? That depends who you ask. Sakaguchi's long time management company Dongyu Club have announced a retrospective screening series to occur at the Human Trust Cinema in Shibuya throughout early April commemorating that action star's retirement. Here's a translation of that announcement:actor Tak Sakaguchi Farewell Performance (Otoko No Hanamichi)Seven Works To Be Screened At Daily Late Shows In SHIBUYAAfter making his appearance like a comet in 2001's Versus, using his speedy, real action style to leap in one bound from the world into the limelight, the world's fastest action "speed master" Tak Sakaguchi, has decided at this time to step aside from the world of...

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Full Details for This Weekend’s CineMayhem Film Festival

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Taking place this weekend is the CineMayhem Film Festival in Thousand Oaks, California. If you’re a fan of independent horror, there will be a variety of short films, multiple features, including The ABCs of Death, and the world premiere of Roadside:

“(Los Angeles, CA)—In just less than 48 hours, the first-ever CineMayhem Film Fest will be underway at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA) and to get the fans out there ready, we have a few final details we wanted to share in preparation of our two-day celebration of independent horror this weekend.

CineMayhem sponsor SideShow Collectibles has generously donated four figurines for us to raffle off to attendees at the following screenings on March 2nd and 3rd: Roadside and The ABC’s Of Death on Saturday and K-11 and Resolution on Sunday. Scream Factory, another CineMayhem sponsor, has also kindly donated several of
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The CineMayhem Film Fest Invades Muvico Thousand Oaks - Additional Details Announced!

If you're in or around Los Angeles and are a horror fan, you should make it your business to attend this weekend's CineMayhem Film Festival in honor of Indie Horror Month! Read on for the skinny on all that's happening!

From the Press Release

In less than 48 hours, the first-ever CineMayhem Film Fest will be under way at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA), and to get the fans out there ready, we have a few final details we wanted to share in preparation of our two-day celebration of independent horror this weekend.

CineMayhem sponsor Sideshow Collectibles has generously donated four figurines for us to raffle off to attendees at the following screenings on March 2nd and 3rd: Roadside and The ABC's Of Death on Saturday and K-11 and Resolution on Sunday. Scream Factory, another CineMayhem sponsor, has also kindly donated several of their cult classic
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Get Ready to Play Dead Ball in April

Deadball Preview Release date April 9 2013 Directed by Yudai Yamaguchi Written by Yudai Yamaguchi and Keita Tokaji Starring Tak Sakaguchi as Jubeh Yakyu Mari Hoshino as Four Eyes Yudai Yamaguchis overthetop and noholdsbarred goreiffic sense of comedy is up to bat again after a tenyear hiatus. Following the bizarrely conceived loveitorhateit Battlefield Baseball (2003) about a team of living players matched against bluefaced zombies Yamaguchi is once more taking swings at Japans (and Americas)
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Yudai Yamaguchi's Deadball Set to Play Ball April 9th on Home Video Formats

Director Yudai Yamaguchi (The ABC's of Death) is ready to release his splatterfest, Deadball, to audiences. The release date is April 9th and the release will be unrated. Fans will understand that this means: violence, gore and general mayhem. And, the film's story echoes this argument. The Deadball story follows Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi). Yakyu is a juvenile delinquent, who has murdered 50 people in under a week. Incarcerated, Yakyu is coerced to a join a brutal baseball league. Teams play to the death and everyone has to risk facing a brutal gauntlet. Now, the film's official home video release artwork is available is here. Fans of exploitation movies can preview other film details below. Release Date: April 9th, 2013 (DVD, Blu-Ray, VOD). Director: Yudai Yamaguchi. Writers: Keita Tokaji and Yudai Yamaguchi. Cast: Kai Atô, Mickey Curtis, Erina and Junichi Gamou. The film's United Kingdom trailer is here: *bonus materials for the release include: -Spinoff.
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Get Ready to Play Deadball on DVD & Bluray April 9th!

Deadball, the latest sports splatter comedy directed by Yudai Yamaguchi (Battlefield Baseball), is slamming onto DVD and Bluray on April 9th. From the press release, which proclaims that “This riotous, over-the-top epic of excess is the movie for the psycho sports fan in everybody and more fun than a prison cavity search!”, is a fun as hell movie and the trailer definitely backs that statement up. Looks fun to me, what do you all think?

Synopsis:

“Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi, Versus, Yakuza Weapon, Tokyo Gore Police) is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan. After accidentally causing the death of his father with a super-powered, deadly fireball pitch, Jubeh swore off baseball and became a criminal and now, at 17, has been sent to the Pterodactyl Juvenile Reformatory for hardened criminals. Headmistress Ishihara, the granddaughter of a World War II Nazi collaborator, runs the institution
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Well Go USA Engaging in a Game of Deadball

The question beckons... why play baseball, football, basketball, or even soccer when you can play Deadball and have a blood-spattered good time. Seriously, this needs to become our national pastime Stat!

From the Press Release

Director Yudai Yamaguchi's hilariously offensive, politically incorrect sports splatter comedy Deadball debuts on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital April 9th from Well Go USA Entertainment. A follow-up to Yamaguchi's earlier zombie baseball classic Battlefield Baseball, Deadball stars Tak Sakaguchi (Versus, Yakuza Weapon, Tokyo Gore Police) as Jubeh Yakyu, a seventeen-year-old juvenile delinquent sent to reform school after killing over 50 people within a week. To escape the school, Jubeh agrees to join the facility’s baseball team in a battle to the death against the sexy “psycho butcher girls” of St. Black Dahlia High School. This riotous, over-the-top epic of excess is the movie for the psycho sports fan in everybody and more fun than a prison cavity search!
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Exclusive DVD/Blu-ray art/details: “Tormented” and “Deadball”

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Exclusive DVD/Blu-ray art/details: “Tormented” and “Deadball”
Well Go USA will release Tormented (pictured above), from Ju-on and The Grudge creator Takashi Shimizu, on disc and digital April 2, and Deadball, Yudai Yamaguchi’s variation on his cult fave Battlefield Baseball, in those formats April 9. Tormented, a.k.a. Rabbit Horror, focuses on a troubled young boy (Takeru Shibuya) who sleepwalks into a strange realm where he’s pursued by a human-sized rabbit—echoing his killing of a sick bunny on a playground—and his mute half-sister (Hikari Mitsushima) who must rescue him. Shot by ace cinematographer Christopher Doyle, Tormented will be presented in 3D on the Blu-ray, with no special features announced. Deadball stars Versus and Yakuza Weapon’s Tak Sakaguchi as a juvenile delinquent with a literal killer fastball who becomes part of reform school baseball team, facing off against a sexy, murderous rival team from St. Black Dahlia High School. This one will sport over 50 minutes of bonus features,
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Exclusive DVD/Blu-ray art/details: “Tormented” and “Deadball”

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Exclusive DVD/Blu-ray art/details: “Tormented” and “Deadball”
Well Go USA will release Tormented (pictured above), from Ju-on and The Grudge creator Takashi Shimizu, on disc and digital April 2, and Deadball, Yudai Yamaguchi’s variation on his cult fave Battlefield Baseball, in those formats April 9. Tormented, a.k.a. Rabbit Horror, focuses on a troubled young boy (Takeru Shibuya) who sleepwalks into a strange realm where he’s pursued by a human-sized rabbit—echoing his killing of a sick bunny on a playground—and his mute half-sister (Hikari Mitsushima) who must rescue him. Shot by ace cinematographer Christopher Doyle, Tormented will be presented in 3D on the Blu-ray, with no special features announced. Deadball stars Versus and Yakuza Weapon’s Tak Sakaguchi as a juvenile delinquent with a literal killer fastball who becomes part of reform school baseball team, facing off against a sexy, murderous rival team from St. Black Dahlia High School. This one will sport over 50 minutes of bonus features,
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Final Lineup and Info Revealed for CineMayhem Festival!!

An event all of us at Icons Of Fright are looking forward to, is the first annual CineMayhem Festival, put on by Dread Central’s own Heather Wixson. The festival has now announced its final line-up with tickets and festival passes going on sale Today for the two-day celebration of independent horror at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA) this coming March 2nd and 3rd. The lineup is a solid one and we’re definitely not missing out on this one, how about you Fright Fiends?

“Founded this year as a launch event to kick-off Dread Central’s third annual Indie Horror Month this March by Heather Wixson, producer and horror journalist with DreadCentral.com, CineMayhem will celebrate the past, present and future of independent genre filmmaking at the Muvico Theaters in Thousand Oaks, California on March 2nd and 3rd.”

The Official Lineup:

Saturday, March 2nd
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