Takashi Miike’s TERRAFORMARS on Australian DVD in March
When Cockroaches Strike Back!
The Australian label Madman Entertainment will release the live-action feature film TERRAFORMARS (テラフォーマーズ, Terafoomaazu, 2016) on Region 4 DVD March 8, 2017. Based on the manga series by Yu Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana, and directed by cult filmmaker Takashi Miike (13 ASSASSINS, SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO), this is the first Japanese movie to shoot on location in Iceland.
21st century Earth faces overpopulation. Scientists devise a plan to terraform Mars through moss and cockroaches, using them to absorb sunlight and purify the atmosphere. Five hundred years later, humanity is ready to emigrate. Ambitious scientist Professor Honda (Shun Oguri) assembles a band of criminals with the promise of a full pardon and generous reimbursement, sending them to the red planet as cockroach exterminators. They are met with an unwelcome surprise: the cockroaches have evolved into brutal, humanoid killing machines intent on slaughtering humans. Armed with genetic modifications, the team find themselves in a desperate fight for survival against the red planet’s first colonizers.
The cockroaches, however, are brutal and tenacious. With so few individuals, is the team really expected to exterminate the entire horde and come back in one piece?
Format: DVD (Region 4, NTSC)
SRP: $24.95 AU
Release Date: March 8, 2017
Runtime: 109 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen Full Height Anamorphic
© YU SASUGA, KENICHI TACHIBANA/SHUEISHA, © 2016 “TERRAFORMARS” FILM PARTNERS
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For more information on TERRAFORMARS, please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan: