Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon

China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand, etc
User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon

Post by HungFist »

Image Image Image

Image Image Image

Image

Sub-threads
Cold Fish
HellDriver
Yakuza Weapon


*************************************************************

In the recent news:

"Japanese studio Nikkatsu is launching an extreme gore label, Sushi Typhoon, to produce films from Japan’s leading cult directors including Takashi Miike (Yatterman) and Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police)."

- http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/af ... 53.article

Their first project is Versus choreographer / Death Trance director Yuuji Shimomora's Alien vs Ninja, which was already sold to UK based on unfinished 1 minute promo video (not available for public viewing I'm afraid).

- http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/af ... 48.article

- http://twitchfilm.net/news/2009/11/afm- ... -ninja.php

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja (Yuuji Shimomu

Post by HungFist »

Noboru Iguchi + Yoshihiro Nishimura + Tak Sakaguchi = The Mutant Girls Squad. One story, three sections, three directors. Shooting begins in a few days.
http://twitchfilm.net/news/2010/01/this ... -blood.php
http://www.dvdmaniacs.net/forums/showthread.php?t=44331

Twitter account active:
http://twitter.com/sushi_typhoon
http://wildgrounds.com/index.php/2010/0 ... is-coming/

Third production announced: a serial killer film from Sion Sono.

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja (Yuuji Shimomura)

Post by HungFist »

HungFist wrote:Twitter account active:
http://twitter.com/sushi_typhoon
Iguchi: "Gotta cover 100 shots by myself today - I won't even have time to pee! Tomorrow's the same!"

Nishimura: "The budget's small, the weather's harsh, and we don't have enough supplies! But it's ok if someone sends us some candy!"

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja (Yuuji Shimomura)

Post by HungFist »

Teaser for Mutant Girls Squad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7ifADppW4Y

And Alien vs Ninja sounds good too

"Just attended the first public (staff/cast) screening of ALIEN VS NINJA. Wow! This movie delivers! Under 90m & it flies by. Action terrific"
"sexy female ninja fights slimy rubber monster with phallic tail"
"Zombie ninjas controlled by mini-me rubber aliens in their throats!"
"Exploding aliens, low space orbit ninjas, secret weapons, slime, blood, shuriken & more!"

- http://twitter.com/sushi_typhoon

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja (Yuuji Shimomura)

Post by HungFist »

Nishimura's Hell Driver, described by the director as a "zombie movie like nobody's ever seen up til now!" is now in the storyboarding process.
- http://twitter.com/sushi_typhoon

Mutant Girls Squad will open May 22 in Tokyo. New posters.

Image

Image

The website is also active:
http://www.sentoshojo.jp/


User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja (Yuuji Shimomu

Post by HungFist »

Cay Izumi is in (you know I like this girl)

Image

Btw, if you live in Tokyo, you can audition to become a zombie (in Hell Driver).
- http://blog.livedoor.jp/ni4yo4/archives/52308440.html

ah, right, Hell Driver now has it's own topic:
https://www.bulletsnbabesdvd.com/forums/ ... f=1&t=5667

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja (Yuuji Shimomu

Post by HungFist »

Mutant Girls Squad R2J coming August 6.

- Audio Commentary by the directors
- Spin off movie
- Trailers and TV spots
- Actress interviews
- Directors interview
- Opening gala
- Photo gallery
- Collectable card

Image

- http://www.toei-video.co.jp/DVD/sp21/sentoshojo.html

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja (Yuuji Shimomu

Post by HungFist »

Trailer for the Mutant Girls spin off:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fLHUyI9Toc

Sushi Typhoon trailer with a great climax:
http://www.sushi-typhoon.com/about/about-sushi-typhoon

The subtitler is spicing it up a bit... Miike doesn't say anything about sukiyaki. He just says "It's the father of Japanese movie Miike Takashi here. Sushi Typhoon is a really cool thing... it will be a lot of fun".

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja (Yuuji Shimomu

Post by HungFist »

Useless post no. 72:

"...our films don't have love affairs or crying scenes. Instead, we've got nothing but assholes & violence!" - Yoshinori Chiba, Sushi Typhoon producer

:D :D
:D :D
:D :D
:D :D
:D :D
:D :D

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja (Yuuji Shimomu

Post by HungFist »

"How much blood was used in the film?" "About three tons. ... I actually bought a new pump for it." - Q&A for Mutant Girls Squad

"Even as bargain basement intentional trash, MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD is totally unwatchable garbage. My entire row walked out." - JacobSHall

:lol: :lol:

- http://twitter.com/sushi_typhoon

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja (Yuuji Shimomu

Post by HungFist »

Sheldon Warnock at AV Maniacs wrote:Image

The official blog of Maki Mizui (formerly Sayako Nakoshi) is now online.

http://blog.livedoor.jp/mmizui/
This is an interesting girl. She plays a (male) Astro-Mutant in the film. Looks like she's quite closely associated with Nishimura and pals, having appeared in numerous films by them. And her blog is great. There was bit where she was writing how she "escaped" from her manager and sneaked into movie theater to see Tetsuo 3.

Not quite a pure angel though. She's got a bit side business in AV, although she doesn't appear to be a full on star. And her idol pics were enough for google to block some links based on how young she looks. Her age appears to be a national secret. August 10th birthday, but absolutely no mention of year anywhere. Not as far as I could find, anyway.

As you can see, the stuff from her blog is pretty great.

Image Image Image

ok, then let's move on to the film, Mutant Girls Squad. Well, Ass chainsaw, breast swords, Astro-Mutant. Do I need to say more?

The third announced but first released Sushi Typhoon film draws the cult factory’s main aces from the pocket: Tak Sakaguchi, Noboru Iguchi, and Yoshihiro Nishimura. The action / comedy / special effects trio was each assigned to do what they best know (although Iguchi doesn’t know anything very well). The outcome is an Iguchi scripted, Sakaguchi choreographed and Nishimura splattered action comedy for which each of the directors helmed one third. Sakaguchi’s action packed opening sets up the story of a 16 year old Rin, who is to play a role in the soon to come humans vs. mutants war. Iguchi’s Sukeban Deka inspired training section follows, until Nishimura finally owns the pic with his insane special effects showdown that required him to purchase a new pump to handle all the blood. Despite Iguchi’s slightly lesser middle third the film is inventive and energetic low budget gore fun that overcomes its production values with a vengeance. CGI gore in the first two episodes is the main distraction, but soon forgiven as the X-Men esque girl trio starts raping men with their mutant tentacle noses.

Image Image Image

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja

Post by HungFist »

Alien vs. Ninja (2010)

If it bleeds, ninjas can kill it! The first wave of Sushi Typhoon titles, a Nikkatsu sub-label created to produce cool films only, opens with Seiji Chiba’s directorial effort assisted by two full time action directors: Yuji Shimomura (Versus) and Kensuke Sonomura (Hard Revenge Milly: Bloody Battle). It’s a “storyline go fuck yourself” affair all about a death match between violent ninjas and sleazy aliens. Alien vs. Ninja is tongue in the cheek action fun with mini budget but high flying imagination. Guts and body parts are splatter over the battle ground, but serious brutality is kept to minimum, and the some of the plentiful humor would even make old school Hong Kong audiences blush. Special effects and creature design rely on traditional handwork and men in rubber suits, with occasional silly CG effect purely played for laughs. While the film could do with slightly more serious tone and more gore, the over-the-top inventiveness was greeted by an enthusiastic festival audience with big applauses 6 or 7 times during the film. Talk about crowd pleaser.

Image Image

Trailer (color corrected and better quality than the previous versions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTJgAgdfBEI

The female star of AvN, Mika Hijii, is no stranger to ninja films. She co-starred alongside Scott Adkins in the US production Ninja (2009), and played the lead role in Seiji Chiba's 2009 kunoichi (female ninja) film Nukenin, in which she really gets to display her action talent while killing a few dozen sneaky ninjas and dirty samurais with swords and fists. Sadly, the film isn't nearly as much fun as AvN, featuring a dull storyline, no aliens, and placing its best action scenes in the beginning of the film. She has also acted in the tokusatsu shows Garo and Kamen Rider Blade.

Image Image Image

Here's a her blog:
http://ameblo.jp/mikaringojuice/
(the blog adress is mikaringojuice. Mika Ringo is her nick name. Ringo means apple)

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja

Post by HungFist »


User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja (Yuuji Shimomu

Post by HungFist »

More about Maki from dvdmaniacs (ah. avmaniacs that is)
Sheldon Warnock at AV Maniacs wrote:
Image

Like Ruby Aiba (Aiba Rubi) and Tsubasa Haruya - stars of Yasushi Koshizaka's J-sploitation movies Missing 44 (Misshingu 44) and Missing 44: The Final Stage (Misshingu 44: za fainaru sutêji) - Maki Mizui currently is managed by Hotcha Promotion (Haccha Puromôshon).

Mizui worked as an assistant to Yoshihiro Nishimura on such movies as Noboru Iguchi's The Machine Girl (Kataude mashin gâru) - see the photo above.

Mizui was in Kikurin's peeverted AV (adult video) Student Bully Group 2 ([White circle] gakusei ijimekko gurûpu 2) - in the still below, she's the student with waist-length hair - which was released on DVD in Japan on August 16, 2007.

Nishimura Eizo (via the Internet Archive): Sayako Nakoshi (now Maki Mizui)

GOMORRAHY.com: Maki Mizui photo #1 (JPEG)

GOMORRAHY.com: Maki Mizui photo #2 (JPEG)

Image
I remember her now. I've seen her in some making off docs and TGP Short Collection end credits I think... I was always wondering who's that incredibly cute girl. I probably have screencaps too... let me see

TGP Short Collection end credits (From TGP R2J DVD)
Image

The Machine Girl Making Of (From The Maachine Girl R2J DVD)
Image

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja (Yuuji Shimomu

Post by HungFist »

And more Maki
Sheldon Warnock at AV Maniacs wrote: The "TGP Short Collection end credits" photo was taken during the pre-production of Tokyo Gore Police...

Yoshihiro Nishimura official blog:
December 23, 2007 entry #1
http://blog.livedoor.jp/ni4yo4/archives/51445507.html
http://livedoor.2.blogimg.jp/ni4yo4/img ... 8f2de5.jpg


March 22, 2008 Tokyo Gore Police "promotion event" at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival:
Cay Izumi (Izumi Kai), Sayako Nakoshi (now Maki Mizui), and Tsugumi Nagasawa
Image

October 21, 2008 screening of Tokyo Gore Police at the Theater N Shibuya:
Tsugumi Nagasawa, Sayako Nakoshi (now Maki Mizui), and Cay Izumi (Izumi Kai)
Image

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja

Post by HungFist »

Yoshinori Chiba interview:
http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2010 ... ori-chiba/

*****************************************

Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:01 pm

Nishimura's blog entry translated at the sushi typhoon blog:
http://sushityphoon.blogspot.com/2010/1 ... imura.html

*****************************************

Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:06 pm

Cold Fish acquired by Third Window Films. Theatrical release in May, DVD and BD in July.
- http://twitchfilm.com/news/2010/12/thir ... d-fish.php

gasteropod
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 6868
Joined: 03 Nov 2004, 18:16

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja

Post by gasteropod »

Cool, I still need to see his other films, only seen Suicide Club and Exte so far and they're great.

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja

Post by HungFist »

What the hell are you waiting for with Love Exposure??? You should have seen it already. Three times :D

Probably the best Asian movie in 10 years or so. Seen it 4 times, shown it to friends around the world, always loved by everyone.

gasteropod
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 6868
Joined: 03 Nov 2004, 18:16

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja

Post by gasteropod »

I'd have bought it if it were on Blu-ray, I've put it in my Lovefilm rental queue anyway so will probably see it sometime soon :)

gasteropod
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 6868
Joined: 03 Nov 2004, 18:16

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja

Post by gasteropod »

I got an e-mail earlier saying they've sent off my Love Exposure rental :D

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja

Post by HungFist »

HungFist wrote:Alien vs Ninja US DVD & BD: Feb 22, 2010
http://www.amazon.com/Alien-Vs-Ninja-Ac ... 563&sr=1-1
Image Image

UK dvd out Feb. 7

UK trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSh2aK8LC9E

Spoils too much, I don't recommend watching it past 45 seconds.

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja

Post by HungFist »

"We got a peek today at our secret 7th film, now in final post. It's a splatter comedy starring Tak Sakaguchi, directed by Yudai Yamaguchi!It's also about baseball! Title? DEADBALL! Look for more details about it + some stills on our home page soon"
- http://twitter.com/sushi_typhoon

and for the ease of keeping track, here are the films so far:

1. Alien vs. Ninja (Go Ohara)
2. Mutant Girls Squad (Yoshihiro Nishimura, Noboru Iguchi and Tak Takaguchi)
3. Cold Fish (Sion Sono)
4. Helldriver (Yoshihiro Nishimura)
5. Karate Robo Zaborgar (Noboru Iguchi)
6. Yakuza Weapon (Yuudai Yudai Yamaguchi and Tak Sakaguchi)
7. Deadball (Yudai Yamaguchi)

And as for Zaborgar... I must say Iguchi quite a guy. Never a good movie has he done (even if I write like Yoda would), but once again, the stills alone are enough to win me over. A great film this could be!

Image Image Image

User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja

Post by HungFist »


User avatar
HungFist
Bruce Lee's Fist
Posts: 11080
Joined: 14 Dec 2005, 15:50
Location: Japan
Contact:

Re: Nikkatsu's Sushi Typhoon + Alien vs Ninja

Post by HungFist »


Post Reply