Eureka have scored a coup by getting Tag as part of their catalogue following on from Tokyo Tribe. The release will be on dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on November 20th 2017 after getting shown at festivals around the UK. One of those festivals is Nottingham’s Mayhem Film Festival (October 12th – 15th) on October 14th. The festival takes place at Nottingham’s Broadway cinema and there are a couple of other Asian films on show.
Here are the Japanese and Japanese-themed entries in the programme:
リアル鬼ごっこ 「Riaru Onigokko」
Release Date: July 11th, 2015
Running Time: 85 mins.
Director: Sion Sono
Writer: Sion Sono (Screenplay), Yusuke Yamada (Original Novel)
Starring: Reina Triendl, Mariko Shinoda, Erina Mano, Yuka Sakurai, Maryjun Takahashi, Rin Honoa Cyborg Kaori, Mao Mita, Izumi, Mika Akizuki,
A high-school girl named Mitsuko (Triendl) narrowly avoids death and flees a massacre orchestrated by teachers. Over the course of her escape, she slips into an alternate reality where she takes on various forms in the shape of Keiko (Shinoda) and Izumi (Mano) and becomes involved in a fatal game of “tag”. They are all the targets of ghosts with various appearances including a groom with a pig’s face and female teacher with a machine gun.
The next one is an Australian-Japanese co-production:
Running Time: 87 mins.
Director: Aaron McCann, Dominic Pearce
Writers: Aaron McCann, Dominic Pearce
Starring: Toshi Okuzaki, Masa Yamaguchi, Mayu Iwasaki, Kuni Hashimoto, Izumi Woods, Yoji Tatsuta, Guitar Wolf,
Synopsis: Some time in the 90’s there was once a samurai detective series with a main character who kills monsters while trying to avenge his dead mother. It was monumentally bad in all the ways it matters – acting, editing, cinematography, subtitling, translating. It proved to be a cult hit in Australia. Now, a documentary film team investigates what happened to the people behind it including the lead actor who ended up in jail…