Saturday, June 06, 2009

Do you have the guts to handle Nishimura Yoshihiro?

Horror, especially the gore-based variety, is currently deemed a risky commercial prospect in a domestic theatrical market where the real money is in catering to women and families. The spread of multiplexes at the expense of smaller independent cinemas has strangled viewing choices to a degree where R-rated material generally has little chance of being screened outside of a decreasing number of theatres that cater almost exclusively to such tastes.

Now it seems shiny-domed splattermeister Nishimura Yoshihiro is having trouble finding a domestic distributor for his "Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl." The same thing happened with "The Machine Girl" and "Tokyo Gore Police", which were eventually released in a few small cinemas around the country, and mostly late shows at that. Apparently frustrated at the situation, he's decided to go on the offensive by issuing this challenge to film promoters and distributors:

We try to make cool stuff on a limited budget even if it kills us.

It's a challenge. Against everything.

That's why we want you to take up the challenge of distributing and promoting it.

Do you have to wait for someone to tell you to do it?

I know there are certain (childish) things holding you back, so attack them with the unique Japanese tradition of "nemawashi". If you can't do that, quit your damn company, nothing's gonna change.

How can you call yourself a promoter if you can't change the direction of film?

We put our lives on the line to make something cool, so we want you to do the same.

If you can't do that, you may as well die.

Or stick to saving up your Eco Points.

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