MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD Invades Blu-ray and DVD May 22nd
Sushi Typhoon’s Splatter-ific, Kick-tastic, Raunchy Riff on the X-Men Movies Debuts from Well Go USA
Source: Well Go USA, MPRM Communications
Special Thanks to Leif Helland
Three leaders in the Japanese splatter movement — Noboru Iguchi (THE MACHINE GIRL), Yoshihiro Nishimura (TOKYO GORE POLICE) and Tak Sakaguchi (YOROI: SAMURAI ZOMBIE) — join forces to bring three times the heart-pounding action, three times the jaw-dropping comedy and three times the head-exploding splatter of your average action/horror/comedy with MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD (戦闘少女 血の鉄仮面伝説, Sento Shojo: Chi no Tekkamen Densetsu, 2010), debuting on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack and DVD May 22nd from Well Go USA Entertainment.
A soon-to-be cult film from the prolific Japanese cult film label Sushi Typhoon, MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD is touted as a warped version of X-MEN, adapted into the violent, body-horror-filled universe of the three directors. MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD focuses on Rin, a beautiful 16-year-old who experiences one hell of a coming-of-age when her birthday present from nature comes in the form of a shocking revelation. The film stars Yumi Sugimoto, Yuko Takayama, Suzuka Morita and Naoto Takenaka.
Bonus materials include the “Opening Day” and “The Making of MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD” featurettes, interviews with the filmmakers and the short film YOSHIE ZERO, a prequel by Noboru Iguchi focusing on the character portrayed by Suzuka Morita.
Rin (Yumi Sugimoto) has always felt like an outcast among her classmates and peers, and as she’s about to turn sixteen, she finds out why — while her mother (Maiko Ito) is human, her dad (Kanji Tsuda) is a Hiruko, a race of mutant creatures whose bodies transform themselves in strange ways and can sprout weapons at will. Defense Minister Koshimizu (Naoto Takenaka) has launched a crusade to eliminate the Hirukos in the name of public safety, but Rin’s father tells her of an underground Hiruko alliance who are fighting for their right to survive.
After the death of her parents, Rin makes her way to a training camp for young Hirukos. Rin, who now has long blades where her fingers used to be, teams up with fellow teenage warriors Rei (Yuko Takayama), Yoshie (Suzuka Morita), Sachie (Cay Izumi) and Chiako (Naoi Nagano), all of whom have unique bodily weapons of their own, as they set out to take down Koshimizu.
MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD has a runtime of approximately 91 minutes and is not rated.
Bonus Features Include:
• “Opening Day” Featurette
• Interviews with Filmmakers
• “The Making of MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD Squad” Featurette
• YOSHIE ZERO Short Film
Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack
Catalog #: WGU01306B
UPC Code: 812491013069
Catalog #: WGU01305D
UPC Code: 812491013052
About Well Go USA
Well Go USA, Inc. is a theatrical and home entertainment distribution company that specializes in bringing top content, including the best in Asian Cinema to North America. As a leader in independent film distribution, Well Go’s titles can be seen across a variety of formats and platforms including in theaters, on DVD, Blu-ray, digital (video-on-demand, electronic sell-through and streaming) and broadcast television through cable and satellite. Since 1994, Well Go has acquired and released over 2,000 titles worldwide. In 2005, Well Go expanded its distribution to North America where five to ten titles are released monthly.
Well Go USA’s corporate headquarters are in Plano, TX with offices in Taiwan and China.
For more information on MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- Interview: Sushi Typhoon Founder Yoshinori Chiba
- Review: MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD
- MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD on Australian DVD