Saturday, August 28, 2010

London's Zipangu Fest gets a fun, trashy Halloween double-bill!

by Chris MaGee

It was just at the beginning of this month that we reported on how Midnight Eye co-founder, author, film historian and curator Jasper Sharp was starting up his own Japanese film fest in London under the moniker of Zipangu Fest ("Japanarchy in the UK!"). The official dates for Zipangu's inaugural year have already been announed - November 23rd and November 28th - but now Sharp has brought us news of an advance Zipangu screening event to kick things off with a scare... and a laugh.

According to Jasper Sharp's official website Zipangu will be presenting a Halloween double-bill of Takao Nakano's trash-tastic "Big Tits Zombie 3D" (above) and Noboru Iguchi's gore comedy "Robo Geisha" on 29th October at London's Barbican Centre. Along with these two films there will also be a screening of director Keiichi Matsuda's short film "Augmented City".

To get just a taste of the lunacy that will be one display on the 28th of October check out the trailer for "Big Tits Zombie 3D" below. Can't think of a better way to get in the mood for Halloween or for London's first Zipangu Fest! Keep checking the fest's official website for more details and line-up announcements.

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