If Takashi Miike‘s zany “Yakuza Apocalypse” is still rattling around in your brain and you have an itch for more from the Japanese master, the good news is that another film is just around the corner. Having completed a lengthy run on the festival circuit, the director’s “Over Your Dead Body” is gearing up to hit home video and VOD, and a full length trailer is here as a treat for Halloween.
Ebizo Ichikawa, Ko Shibasaki, Hideaki Ito, Miho Nakanishi, Maiko, Toshie Negishi, Hiroshi Katsuno and Ikko Furuya star in a movie where a kabuki theater sets the stage for a 200 year-old terror. Here’s the official synopsis:
A beautiful actress (Kô Shibasaki of 47 Ronin and Battle Royale) plays the protagonist in a new play based on a legendary ghost story. She pulls some strings to get her lover cast in the play, although he’s a relatively unknown actor. With the cast in place, rehearsals for the play, about an abusive relationship and a grudge, begin. But off stage, some begin to develop their own obsessions. Trapped between the play and reality, they are horrified to find that a real grudge can cross the blurred line between reality and fantasy. Will love flourish? Or has it already turned hideously dark?
“Over Your Dead Body” hits home video and digital outlets on January 5, 2016.