I think we got out of the gate pretty strong with the release of Rammbock (now available on DVD and VOD), but right now we’re gearing up for both Phase 7 (in theaters July 17) and what I think is one of the best movies of the year, Cold Fish, Sion Sono’s absolutely psychotic Japanese black comedy in the vein of a Takashi Miike film. I’d go on record as pretty much guaranteeing that you’re going to LOVE it (I reviewed it last September out of TIFF).
In order to keep Cold Fish UNCUT, Bloody Disgusting Selects is going out with the film UNRATED in limited arthouses beginning on August 5, which could expand if it does well enough. We’ve got those dates for you inside. For those of you not in the limited marketplace, Cold Fish will arrive on DVD and iTunes August 23, with an Amazon pre-order option now available. VOD fans (that’s me!) can catch it as it begins to spread from September 23-November 22.
“In the film, mild-mannered Shamoto’s teenage daughter gets caught shoplifting. A generous fellow fish-store owner and his wife appear to help resolve the situation by having her work at their fish store. Too good to be true? You bet! Shamoto soon discovers the horrific truth about this seemingly perfect couple…who inextricably weave him into their grisly rituals. Inspired by true events, COLD FISH is a twisted, brutal, blood-soaked drama that reveals the underlying insanity of an ordinary man pushed well beyond the brink.”
NY: August 5 thru 12. Check local listings for show times.
-reRun Gastropub Theater, 147 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
LA: August 6 and 7. Check local listings for show times.
-Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, 90036. (323) 655-2510
Austin: August 15 thru 18. Check local listings for show times.
-Alamo Drafthouse, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin TX 78704. (512)476-1320
Phoenix: August 19 thru 20. Check local listings for show times.
-The Royale, 108 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201
Salem, MA: August 26 thru Sept. 1. Check local listings for show times.
-Cinema Salem, 1 East India Square, Salem MA 01970 (978)744-0660