by Chris MaGee
Now here's a DVD release to watch out for if you like crazy action and bizarre humour... or bizarre action and crazy humour. Naoki Kudo's 2005 film "Ah! Ikkenya puroresu" which has gone by such English titles as "Ah! House Collapses", "Ah! Pro-Wrestler Mansion", "Oh! My Zombie Mermaid: Utter Mayhem" is finally getting a North American Region 1 DVD release on July 28th courtesy of the folks at Discotek/ Eastern Star. Now just called simply "Oh! My Zombie Mermaid" the disc will feature Interviews with the cast and crew, a making-of featurette, a special stunt reel, and trailers - all that on top of the epic story of a housewarming party gone terribly, terribly wrong as Kouta, a pro-wrestler played by Shinya Hashimoto, is distracted from his party planning by his sister, a TV crew and a group of evil vigilante wrestlers bent on his destruction. Oh, and his wife Asami (Urara Awata) starts to turn into a mermaid. Doesn't that always happen when you move into a new place?
With the success in the past few years of such crazy genre films from Japan like "Tokyo Zombie", "Funky Forest: The First Contact" and "The Machine Girl" this release of "Oh! My Zombie Mermaid" comes at the absolute perfect time. I can hear the cash registers ringing for Discotek already.
Thanks to Nippon Cinema for pointing the way to this release... and if you're unconvinced of the sheer insanity of "Oh! My Zombie Mermaid" then check out the explosive trailer below.