Posted Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 11:45 AM PDT by Tom Landy
A Japanese blood-soaked, zombie splatter-fest will explode on Blu-ray this November!
In an early announcement to retailers, Well Go USA is prepping 'Helldriver' for a Blu-ray release on November 22.
From director Yoshihiro Nishimura ('Tokyo Gore Police,' 'Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl') comes the epic, apocalyptic Zombie-fighting road movie from the prolific Japanese production company Sushi Typhoon. 'Helldriver' takes place in a Japan where half the population has become not-so-sexy flesh eaters and the economy has gently withered away ... until Kika (Yumiko Hara) arrives. A stunning high school girl armed with an artificial heart-powered chainsaw sword, she leads a motley crew of desperados on a secret mission into the zombie-infected wilds to exterminate zombie queen Rikka (Eihi Shiina, 'Tokyo Gore Police') and put an end to the plague of the living dead.
Specs have yet to be revealed, but the release will be a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and supplements will include three exclusive short films set within the 'Helldriver' universe: 'Helldriver Dokata' (directed by Helldriver First Assistant Director Jun Shiozaki), 'Catch Me If You Can!' (directed by Lighting Director Hiroshi Ota), and 'Bailout!' (directed by poster designer Yoshiki Takahashi). Additional added value includes an in-depth interview with the Japanese splatter king himself, Yoshihiro Nishimura and two behind-the-scenes featurettes: “The Making of Helldriver,” directed by Helldriver actor Demo Tanaka that not only details the making of the film, but also the literally hellish conditions under which the film was shot (two-week shooting schedule, bad weather) and "Sushi Typhoon: Tokyo Invasion!," featuring interviews with many of the Sushi Typhoon team while launching the Sushi Typhoon festival, where four films were screened for a month in the Ginza area of Tokyo.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.98.
You can find the latest specs for 'Helldriver' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 22.
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