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DEAD SUSHI (2012)

Written by: Tim Nordstedt.

In 2010 we got a little bit of zombiesushi action in the movie Big Tits Zombie and it seems like Noburu Iguchi thought to himself "why not make a whole movie about zombiesushis" shortly after he saw that movie, luckily he did it and with a great result! Dead sushi is a mixed bowl of humour tightly rolled up in a gory parody, it´s really  more of a clean cut comedy with the usual bizarre sidedishes that Noburu is famous for and it´s without a doubt one of the funniest movies he have done so far.




The story is about
Keiko who trains hard to be a great sushichef/martial artist like her father, her father doesn´t acknowledge her talent to the full due to the fact that she is a girl and her girlsmell taints the sushi,  so in despair she runs away from home and starts working as a waitress at an inn but quickly get´s problem from the other waitresses, the owner and his wife.  One day a big company decides to stay at the inn and a disgruntled ex-employee that seeks for revenge sneaks in too, carrying with him an undead deadly squid reanimated from a serum that he created they soon start to gather an army of homicidal sushis, and we get all kinds of sushis, tuna, salmon roll, fatty tuna, an acid spewing bullied omelette sushi, shrimp, body sushi, reproducing sushis and a firethrowing sushi.

Things starts off directly from the get go and never pace down, there is always something funny and exciting going on, with all characters having their own little nutty personality that sets things in motion during the whole time even when it´s not focusng on the bloodthirsty killer sushis. I really can´t emphasize enough over how amusing i find this movie and I'm more than impressed over the fact that a movie like this can contain 100% entertainment, even when the characters states the obvious that happens and that happens a couple of time they perform it with such a Japanese slapstick style that it still makes me laugh, like the sentence "Sushi! I got this knife, sushi, knife, sushi" was executed in such manner that I laughed until my eyes started to pour out tears.

For people not used to Noburu and Yoshihiros style of moviemaking this will probably not fit their palet but for the rest of you who are a fan as I am, Dead Sushi is a must have! This movie have it all, sushis, zombies, martial arts, crappy cgi, full throttle whitty humour and a couple of buckets filled with blood.

There is one way that this movie actually fails in, when you see most horror films about a certain subject you quickly think for yourself now I`ll keep away from Sharks, school reunions, forests, cats, inbreds, crocodiles, dolls, bears, cars, hostels, basements, Australia, children or whatever, Dead Sushi  on the other hand does the opposite for sushi.

Rating: 4 out of 5.



Directed by: Noboru Iguchi
Written by: Makiko Iguchi, Noboru Iguchi, Jun Tsugita
Produced by: Mana Fukui, Sachiko Iwadate, Motohisa Nagata, Nobuaki Okamoto,
Katsumi Otani, Yoichi Sakai, Masumi Takaki, Nanae Yoshida, Sho Yoshida

Cinematography by: Yasutaka Nagano
Editing by: Yôsuke Yafune
Special Effects by: Yuya Takahashi
Music by: Yasuhiko Fukuda
Cast: Rina Takeda, Kentarô Shimazu, Takamasa Suga, Takashi Nishina, Asami, Yui Murata.
Year: 2012
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Color: Color
Runtime: 1h 32min

Distributor: Monster Pictures


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