'Sushi Girl' Blu-ray Dated

Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST by

The hotly anticipated genre-bending thriller by director Kern Saxton is coming to Blu-ray in February.

As previously reported, Magnolia/Phase 4 Films have revealed they've acquired the North American distribution rights to 'Sushi Girl' and plan on bringing the film to Blu-ray in early 2013, and now it looks like that date is February 19.

Mark Hamill ('Star Wars' Franchise) and Tony Todd ('Candyman') lead a cast of cult heroes including Noah Hathaway ('The NeverEnding Story'), James Duval ('Donnie Darko'), Andy Mackenzie ('MacGruber'), David Dastmalchian ('The Dark Knight') and Cortney Palm ('Superbad'). 'Sushi Girl' also includes feature appearances by Michael Biehn ('Aliens'), Sonny Chiba ('Kill Bill Vol. 1'), Jeff Fahey ('Grindhouse') and Danny Trejo ('Machete').

The film centers on the compelling character of a man called “Fish,” just released after six years in jail after successfully not ratting on those involved in the robbery that sent him to prison. The night he is released, the 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 unwieldy thieves can’t help but open old wounds in an attempt to find their missing loot, with violent results.

“'Sushi Girl’s all-star ensemble of fan favorite actors will resonate with the Magnet audience,” said Head of Magnolia Home Entertainment Randy Wells. “Kern and the 'Sushi Girl' production team have put together an incredibly cool, well-crafted thriller, and Mark Hamill’s performance will leave fans buzzing.”

You can find the latest specs for 'Sushi Girl' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 19.

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Sushi Girl (Blu-ray)
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