Back in April we found out that Shudder had acquired One Cut of the Dead, a Japanese zombie comedy which has received immense praise from critics and currently sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Now Shudder has announced they’ll be releasing the movie in theaters for anyone who wants to see it on the big screen.
To go along with the theatrical release announcement, a new trailer for the movie has also been released. You can find all of the info and check out the trailer below.
Shudder, in association with theatrical partner Variance Films, is bringing festival favorite ONE CUT OF THE DEAD to the big screen, prior to its debut on Shudder – and they’re bringing it everywhere. Opening in NYC (IFC Center) and LA (Alamo Drafthouse Downtown) on 9/13, people around the country won’t have to wait – over 60 one-night screenings across the US and Canada are slated for Tuesday, 9/17, with additional screenings to follow and more being added daily.
While shooting a low-budget zombie film in an abandoned warehouse, the crew find themselves caught between actual zombies and a mad director who won’t stop rolling. If you think you know what happens next, think again. Filmmaker Shinichiro Ueda turns the film on its head more than once for one of the wildest, funniest, and most surprising zombie movies of all time.
During its lengthy festival run, ONE CUT OF THE DEAD received numerous awards and accolades, including the Audience Award and Best Director at Fantastic Fest, Best Film at Fantasia, Best Film at Bifan Fantastic Film Festival, Grand Prix at Vevey International Funny Film Festival, the Press Award at Morbido Film Festival, and Audience Awards at Imagine Film Festival, Panic Fest, Brussels International Film Festival, and Lees Film Festival. The film sits at 100% Certified Fresh at Rotten Tomatoes with 44 reviews.
ONE CUT OF THE DEAD is written, directed, and edited by Shinichiro Ueda, and stars Takayuki Hamatsu, Mao, Harumi Shuhama, Yuzuki Akiyama, Kazuaki Nagaya, and Manabu Hosoi.
If you’re interested in attending one of these screenings, you can head right here for theater locations and to buy tickets.
As for the trailer below…it’s there if you want to watch it, but Shudder would rather you not. They say that they’ve preserved some of the movie’s many surprises, but some things are revealed in the trailer. I don’t know how much, as that’s as far as I got. I’m a strong believer that all movies are better if you go in knowing as little as possible, so I required no convincing.