For those of you out there that are Region 4 (or Region Free) Takashi Miike’s Over Your Dead Body will be available to you on DVD starting August 25 thanks to Australia-based Eastern Eye. This release will be in Japanese with English subtitles. If you’re waiting for a North American Region 1 release, those rights are owned by Shout Factory who have yet to announce a release date, but one is expected later this year.
Ebizo Ichikawa, Ko Shibasaki, Hideaki Ito, Miho Nakanishi, Maiko, Toshie Negishi, Hiroshi Katsuno and Ikko Furuya star.
Taking its cue from the art of Kabuki, Over Your Deady Body unfolds within the walls of a theatre where a troupe of players are in rehearsals for a production of Yotsuya Kaidan – a 200-year-old tale of murder, betrayal, and phantasmagorical vengeance. Soon enough though, life begins to bloodily imitate art backstage. As theatre and reality intertwine, the film builds to a nightmarish finale that only a filmmaker as perversely brilliant as Miike could have envisioned.