Monday, May 18, 2009

Eleven Arts picks up rights to Yoshihiro Nishimura's "Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl"

by Chris MaGee

Here's good news for fans of arterial spray, compound fractures, and exploding heads. The international distribution rights for Yoshihiro Nishimura's upcoming splatterfest "Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl" have been picked up by Japanese-U.S. company Eleven Arts. Not a huge surprise for two reasons; one being that Eleven Arts were the distributors who brought us Nishimura's equally blood-soaked 2008 film "Tokyo Gore Police", and two... Well, did anyone ever have a doubt that that one would actually get international distribution? Blood, gore, and broad Japanese stereotypes are the big sellers at the moment, so Eleven Arts would be stupid not to hitch their wagon to Nishimura.

One of the first stops for this titanic battle between vampire and electrified corpse (here's a look at her in Nishimura's workshop above) will take place at this year's New York Asian Film Festival, where Nishimura will actually be in attendance to record a live DVD commentary for the special edition disc of "Tokyo Gore Police".

Thanks to Screen Daily and Twitch for the details on this.

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