Date: 2018 December 11 21:36
Posted by Joe
The good folks from Third Window Films have something special lined up for UK fans of clever Japanese horror movies. For those wanting to start the new year with a scream they'll be showing One Cut of the Dead in select cinemas around the UK from 4th January 2019.
The live action comedy horror movie tells the ghoulish story of a film crew who happen to encounter some zombies while filming, blood ensues. The film starts off with a non-stop one-take 37 minute shot, making it a bit clever to say the least.
The movie also hits Limited Edition Blu-ray and DVD on Monday 28th January 2019.
Press release as follows:
third window films
Is pleased to announce the limited theatrical release of
ONE CUT OF THE DEAD
The DEBUT film of Shinichiro Ueda
Japan / 2018 / 96 Mins / In Japanese with English subtitles / Colour
The biggest surprise of 2018! A one-in-a-million success!
A "workshop" film project with non-professional actors has taken the world by storm.
MADE OVER 1000 TIMES ITS BUDGET!
With a budget of just $27,000 the film has grossed $30 MILLION domestically
despite opening on just 2 screens and with an advertising budget of $0!
(To put Japanese box office into perspective, "Solo", "Deadpool 2" and "Black Panther" grossed a total of just around $15million each, despite opening on 500+ screens)
Selected to over 80 international film festivals
Theatrical distribution in most all major territories worldwide.
100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Fantastic Fest (USA) - Winner - Audience Award / Best Director
Fantaspoa Film Festival (Brazil) - Winner - Best Film
Bifan Fantastic Festival (Korea) - Winner - EFFF Best Film
Vevey International Funny Film Festival (Swiss) - Grand Prix
Fantasia Film Festival (Canada) - Runner Up Audience Award / Special Mention - Debut Film
Motel X (Portugal) - Winner - Audience Award
San Diego Pacific Arts Film Festival - Winner - Audience Award
San Sebastian Horror Film Festival (Spain) - Winner - Audience Award
Leeds Film Festival (UK) - Winner - Audience Award (Fanomenon Section)
Abertoir Film Festival (Wales) - Winner - Audience Award
Camera Japan (Holland) - Winner - Audience Award
Tohorror Fest (Italy) - Winner - Audience Award
Reel Asian Film Festival (Canada) - Winner - Audience Award
Yubari Fantastic Film Festival (Japan) - Winner - Audience Award
Udine Far East Film Festival (Italy) - Winner - Silver Mulberry Audience Award
New York Asian Film Festival (USA) - Runner Up Audience Award
La Roche-sur-yon Festival (France) - Special Mention Award
Morbido Film Festival (Mexico) - Winner - Press Award
LA Japan Film Festival (USA) - Winner - Best Film
UK THEATRICAL RELEASE from January 4th 2019 at
THE PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA, LONDON
BROADWAY CINEMA, NOTTINGHAM
GLASGOW FILM THEATRE
QUAD CINEMA, DERBY
SHELLEY THEATRE, BOURNEMOUTH
DEPTFORD CINEMA, LONDON
GENESIS CINEMA, LONDON
and more TBC!
ONE CUT OF THE DEAD opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film...Yet, this is no ordinary warehouse. It's been said that it's the site of where military experiments took place...
Out of nowhere, real zombies arrive and terrorize the crew!
This may sound like a the plot of a clichéd zombie film, but One Cut of the Dead is something completely different! Starting off with a non-stop one-take 37 minute shot, the film then completely switches direction and turns the zombie genre completely upside down into a charming, audience-friendly comedy! Young director Shinichiro Ueda and his cast of non-professionals have created something fresh and entertaining which has become both a massive hit not just in Japan, but across the world!
Takayuki Hamatsu / Mao / Harumi Shuhama / Kazuaki Nagaya
Manabu Hosoi / Hiroshi Ichihara / Syuntaro Yamazaki / Shinichiro Osawa
Yoshiko Takehara / Miki Yoshida / Sakina Asamori / Ayana Goda /Yuzuki Akiyama
Director／screenplay／Editor Shinichiro Ueda
Camera Takeshi Sone / Sound Kokichi Komoda / Assistant director Yuya Nakaizumi
Special makeup Kazuhide Simohata / makeup Jyunko Hirabayashi
Production manager Kounosuke Yoshida / Music Nobuhiro Suzuki, Kailu Nagai
Producer Koji Ichihashi / Production Enbu Seminar
Director Shinichiro Ueda（上田 慎一郎）
Born April 7th 1984 in Shiga, Japan
As a junior high school student, director Ueda used to make small films with his classmates and after graduating he continued to hone his skills and passion. In 2010 he formed the film company PANPOKOPINA（パンポコピーナ）and to date his films have received 20 grand-prize awards at various film festivals.
In 2015 he made his commercial film debut with a short film in the omnibus film project "Neko Manma".
With his personal slogan of "Making films which will still be fun after 100 years" he strives to make entertaining films and his latest work "One Cut of the Dead" is a perfect example of that.
Works to date:
2017 - One Cut of the Dead「カメラを止めるな！」(Feature Film) 96 minutes
2015 - Take 8 「テイク８」(Short Film) 19 minutes
2015 - Neko Manma 「猫まんま」(Omnibus Film) 24 minutes
2014 - Girlfriend's Confession Ranking 「彼女の告白ランキング」(Short Film) 21 minutes
2014 - Dreaming Novelist「恋する小説家」(Stage play adaptation of his own short film)
2014 - illhiss clover-SOS (Music Video) 6 minutes
2011 - Dreaming Novelist「恋する小説家」(Short Film) 40 minutes