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Shout! Factory Acquires North American Rights to Takashi Miike’s ‘Over Your Dead Body’

Shout! Factory Acquires North American Rights to Takashi Miike's 'Over Your Dead Body'

Shout! Factory has picked up Takashi Miike’s “Over Your Dead Body” in a deal announced today by Charlotte Mickie, president of Mongrel Media International.

Miike’s “Audition” was also distributed by Shout! Factory. Said Mickie, in a statement: “We are just thrilled to be working with Shout! Factory…They have a fantastic track record and did a wonderful job with Miike’s masterpiece ‘Audition.’ We know that they will be terrific partners.”

The film, which was released over the summer in Japan, premiered at TIFF as a part of the “Vanguard” section, and it’s gone on to play several other film festivals across the globe. The film tells the story of a Japanese theater troupe mounting a production of classic Japanese ghost story Yotsuya Kaidan. As the actors work on the play, the line between real life and fiction blurs.

READ MORE: TIFF Trailer: Takashi Miike’s Vanguard Entry ‘Over Your Dead Body’ Plus Teaser For ‘As God Says’

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