“This is an exceptionally enjoyable effort that finally offers a unique take on the zombie genre, which comes from plenty of strong characters and witty situations” (Panos Kotzathansis)

One of this year must-see / must-have movies is undoubtedly the Japanese sensation “One Cut of the Dead”. Directed by Shinichiro Ueda on a tight budget, the film ended up grossing more than $30 million and spending more time in the Japanese Box Office Top 10 than any other film!

The movie has also totalised a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and collected a remarkable amount of Awards:

  • Winner – Best Director / Audience Award – Fantastic Fest
  • Winner – Best Film / Audience Award – ToHorror Fest
  • Winner – Best Film – Fantaspoa
  • Winner – Best Film – Bifan
  • Winner – Best Film – LA Japan Fest
  • Winner – Grand Prix – Vevey Intl Funny Film Festival
  • Winner – Audience Award – San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival
  • Winner – Audience Award – Motel X
  • Winner – Audience Award – Camera Japan
  • Winner – Audience Award – Yubari Film Festival
  • Winner – Special Mention – La Roche sur-yon Festival
  • Runner Up – Audience Award – Fantasia
  • Runner Up – Audience Award – Udine
  • Runner Up – Audience Award – New York Asian Film Fest

A stunning 37-minute opening single take will guide you through a crescendo of comedy, blood, meta cinema, bizarre characters and an unforgettable self-defense technique all at an exhilarating pace.

“One Cut of the Dead” will be available on Blue Ray and DVD on the 28th of January 2019, courtesy of Arrow Films, and it is now possible to pre-order a copy.

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Honestly, the best way to watch and enjoy the movie is to start knowing as little as possible, but here is a spoiler-free little introduction. A film crew is shooting a zombie horror flick in an abandoned water filtration plant, allegedly used for human experiments by the military. Just as the director browbeats his actors and demands more special effects blood, a real zombie apocalypse erupts, much to his auteur delight.

The Blue Ray features more than 2 hours of Extras, including:

  • Interview with director Shinichiro Ueda (17min)
  • Making Of (45min)
  • “Take 8” – short film (20min)
  • Outtakes (5min)
  • Go-Pro version of one-cut (38min)
  • POM TV Instruction Video (1 min)
  • Trailer (1 min)
  • Slipcase

On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"