Indie films distributor XYZ Films has announced agreement with Nikkatsu that includes the North American distribution rights to Japanese auteurs Sion Sono's Tokyo Tribe (2014) and Takashi Miike's Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld (2015). Tokyo Tribe will have its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. More after the jump.
Sion Sono, the director of warped, disturbing and often acclaimed films like Cold Fish, Suicide Circle, Love Exposure and an adaptation of manga Himizu that turned into a an examination of 2011 earthquake, is going lighter with a live action TV series based on Detroit Metal City author Kiminori Wakasugi's comedy manga All Esper Dayo! (Everyone is an ESPer). He discusses the project in a new interview. Get a look after the jump.
Sion Sono, the director of warped, disturbing and often acclaimed films like Cold Fish, Suicide Circle, Love Exposure and the adaptation of manga Himizu, has been announced as the director of the recently revealed live action TV series based on Detroit Metal City author Kiminori Wakasugi's comedy manga Minna! Esper Dayo! (Everyone is an ESPer). More after the jump.
Himizu pairs the dark sensibilities of Sion Sono (Suicide Circle, Love Exposure, Cold Fish) with a demented, not-so-funny story from Ping Pong Club creator Minoru Furuya. The results should be unsettling to say the least. Toronto International Film Festival has posted some preview snap shots, along with the twist that indication Sono is introducing to the material. Check it out after the jump.
The always trangresive filmmaker Sion Sono has been a household name among cult movie fans, and recently, he's been gaining the notice of international cinema circles. For example, his new Guilty of Romance made its premiere at Cannes. With a European DVD/Blu-ray release planned for October 31, check out the new trailer after the jump.
New York, NY – August 8, 2011 - After an acclaimed one-week run at Cinefamily in Los Angeles, CA, Olive Films is proud to announce the New York theatrical release of the already-legendary Japanese film Love Exposure (2008), finally scheduled to open on September 1 at Cinema Village.
Fresh off of its screening at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Sion Sono’s critically-acclaimed Cold Fish comes to US theatres (courtesy of The Collective / Salient Media) starting this Friday, August 5th. Catch the details the theatrical run and its DVD release after the jump.
The Venice Film Festival—which runs from August 31 to September 10 in Venice, Italy—has added the latest from director Sion Sono (Suicide Circle, Cold Fish) to its list of competing films. Himizu, based on Minoru Furuya's psychological manga of the same name, will make its world premiere and compete at the film fest. More after the jump.
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. More after the jump.
The work of director Sion Sono—from his controversial 2002 film Suicide Circle to his… controversial 2010 film Cold Fish—are in a league of their own. That's something that truly can't be overstated when speaking of Love Exposure, his 4-hour opus about love, religion, panty shots and more. Thanks to Olive Films, more people in the US are about to get a chance to experience it for themselves.
Sion Sono's directorial career has been full of impressive feats. Before his latest release, Cold Fish, he stunned the world with his award-winning four hour film, Love Exposure. Well, it looks like his next project could be an adaptation of Minoru Furuya's dark manga Himizu.