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Well Go USA acquires Mutant Girls Squad, Helldriver, Yakuza Weapon and more

07.19.2011by: Alex DiVincenzo

Well Go USA has acquired North American release rights to a handful of Asian over the top action/gore flicks from The Sushi Typhoon. The films include MUTANT GIRL SQUAD, HELLDRIVER, YAKUZA WEAPON, DEADBALL and KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR. Well Go plans to release the films on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD beginning this Fall. We presently know that HELLDRIVER is scheduled for an early November release.

Well Go USA president Doris Pfardrescher said, "We are very excited to have secured rights to these 'neo action gore' titles, a genre which has seen tremendous growth here in the U.S. and has such passionate and dedicated fans. We continue to look for interesting and compelling product from Asia to introduce to the North American market."

The Sushi Typhoon executive producer Akifumi Sugihara added, "Nikkatsu Corporation is so delighted to have built up a solid business tie with Well Go USA to release The Sushi Typhoon titles in the U.S. market. We are more than certain that our strongest partner Well Go USA will leave no stone unturned through all media to deliver our product to those consumers who are so covetous of powerful and highly thrilling entertainment."

KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR, written and directed by Noboru Iguchi, stars Itsuji Itao, Yasuhisa Furuhara and Akira Emoto. It is a hilariously over-the-top tribute to the transforming robots of 1970’s Japanese television, and an exciting action/comedy that will stir the heart of anyone who longs for justice dispensed at the short end of a swift robot karate kick!

YAKUZA WEAPON, co-directed by Tak Sakaguchi and Yudai Yamaguchi, is a wild combination of hard-boiled gangster action, manga-style comedy and splatterific special effects. The film stars Tak Sakaguchi, Shingo Tsurumi, Mei Kurokawa, Akaji Maro and Jun Murakami.

HELLDRIVER, written and directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura, is an epic, apocalyptic road movie featuring non-stop action and over-the-top splatter. Starring Yumiko Hara, Eihi Shiina, Kazuki Namioka, Yurei Yanagi, Minoru Torihada and Guadalcanal Taka, it's Nishimura’s bid to create the ultimate zombie film.

MUTANT GIRL SQUAD was directed by Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura and Tak Sakaguchi, who have joined forces to bring three times the heart-pounding action, three times the jaw-dropping comedy and three times the head-exploding splatter of your average action/horror/comedy! It’s a three-times-larger Mutant Action Extravaganza starring Yumi Sugimoto (below), Yuko Takayama, Suzuka Morita and Naoto Takenaka.

DEADBALL is director Yudai Yamaguchi’s hilariously offensive, politically incorrect sports splatter comedy. It features action star Tak Sakaguchi, along with Mari Hoshino, Mickey Curtis, Koichi Yamadera and Ryosei Tayama. A riotous, over-the-top epic of excess, it's the movie for the psycho sports fan in all of us.

Extra Tidbit: Which of these flicks are you looking forward to the most?
Source: AITH



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