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Violent thriller Sushi Girl, starring Mark Hamill and Tony Todd, picked up for distribution

08.01.2012by: Eric Walkuski

According to our man Chris Bumbray, SUSHI GIRL is a nasty, brutal, torture-happy crime thriller that shocked even the Fantasia Film Fest crowd... so naturally, it's one to look out for. If nothing else, it's got an eccentric cast - including Mark Hamill, Tony Todd, Noah Hathaway, Sonny Chiba, Danny Trejo, Jeff Fahey and Michael Biehn - that will be fun seeing together in the same movie.

You'll have your chance to nibble on this poisonous fish later this year, as Magnolia Home Entertainment and Phase 4 Films announced today they have jointly acquired North American rights to SUSHI GIRL. A theatrical release in the U.S. and cable VOD by Phase 4 Films is planned for late 2012, with Blu-ray, DVD and digital VOD release by Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Releasing label in early 2013. Phase 4 Films will also distribute the film theatrically and on home video in Canada.

Mark Hamill (Star Wars Franchise) and Tony Todd (Candyman) lead a cast of cult heroes including Noah Hathaway (The NeverEnding Story), James Duval (Donnie Darko), Andy Mackenzie (MacGruber), David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight) and Cortney Palm (Superbad). Sushi Girl also includes feature appearances by Michael Biehn (Aliens), Sonny Chiba (Kill Bill Vol. 1), Jeff Fahey (Grindhouse) and Danny Trejo (Machete).

The film centers on the compelling character of a man called “Fish,” just released after six years in jail after successfully not ratting on those involved in the robbery that sent him to prison. The night he is released, the men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. The meal is a lavish array of sushi, served off the naked body of a beautiful young woman. The sushi girl seems catatonic, trained to ignore everything in the room, even if things become dangerous. Sure enough, the unwieldy thieves can’t help but open old wounds in an attempt to find their missing loot, with violent results.

Dig into the teaser trailer below.

Extra Tidbit: Mark Hamill has had a weeeeeird career...
Source: Deadline.com

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