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Helldriver (UK) in October

Bounty Films have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Helldriver on 31st October 2011. Yoshihiro Nishimura, director of Tokyo Gore Police and Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl, is back with another foray into disturbing wonder with a Japanese zombie movie.

Synopsis: An alien-spawned, mysterious mist blankets the northern half of Japan, transforming those who inhale it into ravenous, flesh-eating zombies.

Plunged into chaos, Japan is torn in two: the southern half of the country, where the populace remains untouched by the deadly gas, lives behind a heavily-fortified wall, while the northern half is a lawless, zombie-infected wasteland.

Hope arrives in the form of Kika (Yumiko Hara), a beautiful high school girl armed with a chainsaw sword powered by an artificial heart. Recruited by the government, Kika leads a ragtag group of desperados on a secret mission into the zombie-infected wilds to exterminate zombie queen Rikka (Eihi Shiina from Audition, Tokyo Gore Police) and put an end to the plague of the living dead. But the road is fraught with a thriving zombie population that refuses to lay down and die!

Features include both the Japanese Theatrical Cut and a Director’s Cut of the film, plus a making of featurette and trailer.

Further details:

-Helldriver is expected to be screened at various festivals during the month of October & November including OKTOBERFEST in Camden London, CELLULOID SCREAMS in Sheffield & THE LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ‘Night of the Dead’. Please see box offices and line ups for details

-More of Bounty Films/Eureka’s line-up can be found here.


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