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[Fantasia ’12] Magnolia and Phase 4 Acquire Tarantino-esque ‘Sushi Girl’

Magnolia Home Entertainment and Phase 4 Films have jointly acquired North American rights to the Mark Hamill’s pretty great revenge thriller Sushi Girl, reports Variety. The film, which premiered July 21 at the Fantasia International Film Festival, will have a theatrical release in the U.S. and on cable VOD by Phase 4 Films in late 2012.

Directed by Kern Saxton, who is co-writer along with Destin Pfaff, “The film centers on a man just released after six years in jail after successfully not ratting on those involved in the robbery that sent him to prison. The men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner of sushi, served off the naked body of a young woman who seems catatonic, trained to ignore everything in the room, even if things become dangerous.

Hamill and Tony Todd (“Candyman”) lead a cast of including Noah Hathaway (“The NeverEnding Story”), James Duval (“Donnie Darko”), Andy Mackenzie (“MacGruber”), David Dastmalchian (“The Dark Knight”) and Cortney Palm (“Superbad”) with appearances by Michael Biehn, Sonny Chiba, Jeff Fahey and Danny Trejo.

Magniolia will handle Blu-ray, DVD and digital VOD release under the Magnet Releasing label in early 2013. Phase 4 Films will also distribute the film theatrically and on home video in Canada.



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