In you're a fan of transgressive director Sion Sono (Suicide Circle, Noriko's Dinner Table, Exte -Hair Extensions-),you've probably been wondering when North America will finally get his true crime based saga of tropical fish and murder. Well, the wait is finally over.
Bloody Disgusting reports that film is getting a limited arthouses beginning on August 5, which could expand if it does well enough. Cold Fish will arrive on DVD and iTunes August 23, with an Amazon pre-order option now available. VOD fans can catch it as it begins to spread from September 23-November 22.
NY: August 5 thru 12. Check local listings for show times.
-reRun Gastropub Theater, 147 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
LA: August 6 and 7. Check local listings for show times.
-Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, 90036. (323) 655-2510
Austin: August 15 thru 18. Check local listings for show times.
-Alamo Drafthouse, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin TX 78704. (512)476-1320
Phoenix: August 19 thru 20. Check local listings for show times.
-The Royale, 108 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201
Salem, MA: August 26 thru Sept. 1. Check local listings for show times.
-Cinema Salem, 1 East India Square, Salem MA 01970 (978)744-0660
"In the film, mild-mannered Shamoto's teenage daughter gets caught shoplifting. A generous fellow fish-store owner and his wife appear to help resolve the situation by having her work at their fish store. Too good to be true? You bet! Shamoto soon discovers the horrific truth about this seemingly perfect couple…who inextricably weave him into their grisly rituals. Inspired by true events, COLD FISH is a twisted, brutal, blood-soaked drama that reveals the underlying insanity of an ordinary man pushed well beyond the brink."
If you're interested in the case that inspired the movie, but sure to check out Jake Adelstein's Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan.