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Dead Sushi [Blu-ray]

Rina Takeda , Shigeru Matsuzaki , Noboru Iguchi  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Rina Takeda, Shigeru Matsuzaki, Takamasa Suga
  • Directors: Noboru Iguchi
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Action Slate
  • DVD Release Date: March 26, 2013
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AO7HP16
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,664 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Keiko, the daughter of a legendary sushi chef, runs away from home when his Karate-style regimen becomes too severe. Finding work at a rural hot springs inn, she is ridiculed by the eccentric staff and guests, including the employees of a pharmaceutical firm there on a work retreat. But little do they know that a disgruntled former researcher has also come to the inn with a plan for revenge, using a serum he developed that can awaken the murderous instincts of ordinary sushi, turning it into bloodthirsty monsters! Keiko must use both her sushi training and her martial arts skills to save the others and defeat the flying killers.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A mid-level entry to the Tokyo Shock genre which tries to rely on a stupidly clever premise. It's alright, I guess. But the premise doesn't carry it along as well as the writers hoped. I'd only recommend this for devout fans of Tokyo Shock.

Keiko (Rina Takeda; Ninja Girl, Karate Girl, High-Kick Girl) is training under her father (Jiji Bû; Tokyo Gore Police, Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl) to become a sushi chef, which evidently involves some ninja kind of crazy martial arts whose choreography smacks of classic kung fu theater. However, the training and the demands of her father are too much for her. So she runs away and finds work at Yumi's (Asami; Helldriver, Mutant Girl Squad, The Machine Girl) hotel, where some executives have decided to go on a corporate escape.

It takes longer than normal (for movies of this genre) for the wackiness to get started. This happens when Yamada (Kentarô Shimazu; Tokyo Gore Police, The Machine Girl, Alien vs Ninja) injects a reanimating, contagious disease-bearing serum into a flying squid to exact his revenge on the executives that had him fired. Once the infected squid comes into contact with some of the hotel's freshly served sushi, the sushi itself turns into miniature flying killers.

Now, when I think Tokyo Shock I think crazy gore and exploitative tactics.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!! April 23, 2013
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I really didn't think this movie was gonna be any good. In fact, when I saw the trailer I wasn't very impressed. But I said what the hell & ordered it. Turns out I freaking LOVED this movie! Great humor, action & lots of blood! Truly one of a kind. If you love corky comedy horror, get it!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Silly, Gory Fun March 1, 2013
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This movie is preposterous and disgustingly bloody and hilarious. I enjoyed every minute of it and went to my favorite sushi bar, Hashigo in 5 Points in Huntington Beach, the very next day, just to take revenge.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Japanese comedy horror August 21, 2013
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This is typical Japanese comedy horror with a touch of the traditional Japanese erotica. A fun and entertaining movie (you can watch it in Japanese, Japanese with English subtitles, or dubbed in English) that will keep you laughing and eyes rolling. Enjoy it for what it is, entertainment, not a documentary.
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5.0 out of 5 stars DaDa Sushi! Hilariously weird goofy fun June 12, 2013
4.5 stars

Almost everything about this classic B-movie cracked me up, from the acting to the wacked-out effects to the hilarious dialogue. I'll bet that if I knew Japanese culture better this would be even funnier. Imagine Monty Python on laughing gas and you'll get the feel of Dead Sushi.

Writer/director Iguchi penned a very silly satire of a script and just when you think it can't get goofier, it does. And then more so. I love surreal and absurd when it works, and it really does here, because this film NEVER takes itself seriously, except when it comes to delivering fun.

With one fine exception: the scene where our heroine (the excellent Rina Takeda) discusses how to create top-notch sushi is actually very accurate advice about making sushi properly. It's a suddenly almost serious moment, made funny by what's all around it, but you get the feeling that Iguchi really does take good sushi seriously. Watch that scene for one of the best tips you'll ever get in making real gourmet sushi.

The over-the-top effects and ideas here combine with the wisely underplayed performances to make a unique comedy unlike any I've ever seen. If you like weird and wild, get some Dead Sushi.
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4.0 out of 5 stars You'll never eat sushi again! February 18, 2013
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Just kidding, but there are some pretty inventive death scenes that might make you think twice about ordering sushi in the future. I had a lot of fun watching this movie. Dead Sushi definitely knows what it is and never takes itself seriously so neither should you. So sit back, grab some friends and have some fun watching this completely absurd movie.
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