BLOODY MUSCLE BODY BUILDER IN HELL on DVD — and VHS — in the UK
The Japanese Evil Dead Comes to the West
Source: Terracotta Distribution
Special Thanks to Claire Marty
On April 24th, Terror Cotta — the Asian horror imprint of Terracotta Distribution — will release Shinichi Fukazawa’s Japanese comedy horror splatter-fest BLOODY MUSCLE BODY BUILDER IN HELL (地獄の血みどろマッスルビルダー, Jigoku no Chimidoro Muscle Builder Massuru Birudaa, 2009) on DVD in the United Kingdom. Originally released in Japan as THE JAPANESE EVIL DEAD, the film is an affectionate tribute to Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD films, featuring an incompetent, square-jawed anti-hero and grungy stop-motion effects.
From the land famous for cursed VHS tapes, comes a ‘forgotten video nasty’ unleashed from a mysterious Tokyo cellar. Featuring original cover artwork by Graham Humphreys (THE EVIL DEAD, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) and available for the first time with English subtitles, the BLOODY MUSCLE BODY BUILDER invites fans of bizarro, lo-fi cinema on a far out journey… into hell.
After a surprise phone call interrupts his daily workout, beefy body builder Naoto agrees to meet his photojournalist ex-girlfriend to help with her research on haunted houses. Accompanied by a professional psychic, they visit an abandoned house once owned by Naoto’s father. But inside the house a dark secret lingers and they find themselves trapped and tormented by a relentless ghost with a 30 year grudge…
UK Distributor: Terracotta Distribution
Release Date: April 24, 2017
Format: DVD (Region 2, PAL)
Number of discs: 1
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Running Time: 62 Minutes
DVD Special Features
From Sketch to Scary: ‘Groovy’ Artwork by Graham Humphreys
Original Japanese Trailers
Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
Dismemberment of a Scene
・ Clip 1: Losing Your Head
・ Clip 2: Hands Off My Skeleton
And dust off your VCRs! To celebrate the DVD release, Terror Cotta is also releasing a limited edition VHS tape edition of BLOODY MUSCLE BODY BUILDER IN HELL. Available only from Terracotta Distribution’s online store — grab a copy from 9:00am BST on April 24th.
About Terror Cotta
Terror Cotta releases Asian horror films on DVD and VOD and hosts the Terror Cotta Horror All-nighter at Terracotta Far East Film Festival. A subsidiary label of Terracotta Distribution, we search beyond the well-known Asian horror hits to find exceptional, undiscovered films and bring them to UK audiences. Releases include South Korean high school horror DEATH BELL, Hong Kong serial killer thriller REVENGE: A LOVE STORY starring Juno Mak and Lynchian murder mystery SHACKLED from Indonesia.
Terror Cotta and Terracotta Distribution are part of the Terracotta Entertainment Group promoting Far East films in the UK via a film festival, a monthly film club, exclusive screenings and DVD and VOD releases.