Section23 & HIDIVE Live Action News & Discussion


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We’ve not had any luck creating threads for live-action shows that have any discussion at all, so this will be a catch-all for Announcements, News, Cover Art & Discussion.

Companies included are:
ADV
AEsir Holdings
The Anime Network
Kraken Releasing
Maiden Japan
Section23
Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Selects
Seraphim Digital
Switchblade Pictures

Also included are Live Action series on HIDIVE that aren’t necessarily Section23

This is only for Live-Action shows for the above companies that do not already have an existing thread.


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###September 2009 Slate
Slit-Mouthed Woman/Zombie Dead
Zombie Hunter Rika LiveAction
###November 2009 Slate

[details=KI-GAI]
Running Time: 130 min.
Age Rating: Unrated - V
CAT: SWB-0111
UPC: 814131011107
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date: 10/6/2009
Street Date: 11/3/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98[/details]

[details=NU-MERI ~ BOOK OF THE NEW SPAWN]
Running Time: 76 min.
Age Rating: Unrated - V
CAT: SWB-0114
UPC: 814131011404
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date: 10/13/2009
Street Date: 11/10/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98[/details]
###December 2009 Slate

[details=MAKIRIKO / BATTLER SIENNE MATRA DOUBLE FEATURE]
Running Time: 60 min. + 67 min.
Age Rating: Unrated - V
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
CAT: SWB-0120
UPC: 814131012005
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date: 11/3/2009
Street Date: 12/1/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98[/details]

[details=GUN-KYU ~ WAR PIGEON]
Running Time: 77 min.
Age Rating: Unrated - V
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
CAT: SWB-0122
UPC: 814131012203
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date: 11/10/2009
Street Date: 12/8/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98[/details]
###January 2010 Slate

[details=AKIBALLION: BATTLEMAIDS OF AKIHABARA COMPLETE COLLECTION]
Running Time: 187 min.
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
CAT: SWB-0145
UPC: 814131014504
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date 12/8/2009
Street Date: 1/5/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98[/details]

[details=FEMALE COMBATANTS BATTLE SCHOOL / DEMONIC HEROINE IN PERIL DOUBLE FEATURE]
Running Time: 154 min.
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
CAT: SWB-0152
UPC: 814131015204
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date 12/15/2009
Street Date: 1/12/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98[/details]

[details=BIRTHDAY MAIL / KOKURRI-SAN DOUBLE FEATURE]
Running Time: 126 min.
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
CAT: SWB-0153
UPC: 814131015303
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date 12/29/2009
Street Date: 1/26/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98[/details]
###February 2010 Slate

[details=KIRENJI WOMEN’S COLLEGE]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 125 min.
Street Date: 2/9/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98
Kirenji is so definitely NOT your typical Japanese girls’ school. For example, while the word “hot” might describe an attractive girl at other places of higher education, at Kirenji it’s more likely to mean “hot blooded,” “hot tempered” and “ready for red hot action” (as in physical combat, that is)! So when 17 year old Maki enrolls, thinking she’s the baddest bad girl of them all, she quickly learns the hard way that at Kirenji she’ll have to punch her way to the top of the pulchritudinous power pyramid… and it’s just too bad that the equally intimidating Natsumu is standing in her path! Epic battles, beauties bashing and girl on girl action abound, especially when new girl Kirei joins the fray, in the non-stop cat fight that is KIRENJI GIRLS’ COMBAT SCHOOL – the Complete Collection![/details]

[details=RYUJI THE YAKUZA]
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 139 min.
Street Date: 2/23/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98
SYNOPSIS: Behind a bloody veil of mystery, the puppetmasters of the Yakuza secretly control Japan… Yet for all their power, the Yakuza are governed by their own codes of loyalty and honor, and there are those who are seen not as criminals, but heroes. Ryuji Ogami, of the Goda-gumi, is one such enigma: torn between the worlds of Bullets and Bushido, his hidden compassion perfectly balances the brutal force of his lethal iron hand. If your cause is just, it is said, seek out Ryuji. But endanger those he cherishes, like young club hostess Megumi and his junior Kazuki, and he will find you. And when the code of the Yakuza is violated by his own gang, Ryuji’s own code will leave him no choice. The city will burn as the deadliest man in Yokohama takes on his own in RYUJI THE YAKUZA- The Complete Collection![/details]
###March 2010 Slate

[details=BUYUSENKI BATTLE CHRONICLE]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 112 minutes
Street Date: 3/9/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: Mix motorcycles, drugs and yakuza under pressure and the result is bosozoku, the brutal motorized street gangs that terrorize Japan armed with swords and baseball bats. Kyosuke Jinnai was the leader of the “Buyusenki,” the largest group of its kind in the Kanto region, but sick of the violence, he had planned to give it all up to make a family with his pregnant girlfriend. Instead, all of that was stolen from him in a moment of savage betrayal, and the man who dreamed of a life of peace has instead been transformed into an angel of death! The streets of Japan will be paved with blood in Buyusenki Battle Chronicle![/details]

[details=CAT GIRL / SUPER DIMENSION ODYSSEY TRITIA DOUBLE FEATURE]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 147 minutes
Street Date: 3/23/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: Which is more important to an exploitation movie: half naked girls or a logical plot? The eternal question is answered firmly in favor of the former in an all new and extra sexploitational Switchblade Double Feature! First, when a secret illegal fighting syndicate needs to recruit new wrestlers, the best and most logical way to do this is to kidnap unsuspecting women who visit an elite Beauty institute and dose them up with an experimental Cat DNA serum, right? Unfortunately for the bad guys, their latest feline enhanced femme fatale is actually an undercover reporter named Natasha, and they’re in for a real pussy whipping from their latest CAT GIRL! Next, the scantily clad Princess Tritia of Blue Land comes to Earth in search of the long lost Treasure Sword, a mission so urgent that she apparently didn’t have time to pack any pants. That’s okay though, because while Tritia may be one of the ditzy-est super-heroines of all time, her well exposed assets are more than sufficient to counter the sinister conspiracies spun by Prince Gananga of Red Land! There’s sleaze, cheese and loads of color coded chaos galore in Super Dimension Odyssey Tritia![/details]
###April 2010 Slate

[details=SPACE RANGER COMPLETE COLLECTION]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 120 min.
Street Date: 4/13/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: With the power of the Treasure Sword at his command, the King of Valhalla has maintained peace and prosperity across the universe. But when the sword goes missing it’s up to three magnificent female warriors - Sting Blue, Orna Black and Caliban Red - to set forth on a mission and recover it before the forces of darkness can steal it for their own! Unfortunately, while the warriors are magnificent, they really don’t get along well and foolishly divide their forces, even as the nefarious Dron Brothers of the Dark Planet close in on the sword itself! Now, in a horribly backwards part of the galaxy, on an insignificant world known as Earth, the fate of all creation will be determined in a knock down, hand to hand battle to the finish![/details]

[details=VENUS RANGER]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 95 min.
Street Date: 3/30/2010
Format: DVD
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: When four beautiful girls sneak into the hideout of a shadowing organization, they suddenly find themselves being drafted as holy warriors in the ancient war of good versus evil! On the side of darkness is the Golden Venus, on the side of light, the Mysterious Silver! Scheming beastly goddesses, massive girl on girl battles and an epic spin on the entire powered ranger genre propel the V-Forces through an epic tribute to classic Japanese live action entertainment! No punches are pulled! All breasts are mostly real![/details]

###November 2011 Slate

[details=ZOMBIE TRIPLE-FEATURE]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 242 min.
Street Date: 11/8/2011
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: Get ready for the wildest, most insane, and incredibly over the top zombie fest ever as the all three feature films in the infamous “NIHOMBIE” saga come together in a single DVD collection so incredible that it could raise the dead - if they weren’t already running around Japan like frat boys at an all you can drink kegger! The action begins with the mind-boggling ATTACK GIRLS’ SWIM TEAM VS THE UNDEAD – When their school and the teachers start eating each other, having rabid sex and juggling, it’s up to Aki and her new found allies on the Girls’ Swim Team to send these monsters to the shower scenes! Then, a routine training mission for the Japanese Self-Defense Force becomes a blood soaked battle for survival when radiation from a crashed flying saucer causes flesh eating zombies to burst from the earth like weeds across the rural countryside in ZOMBIE SELF-DEFENSE FORCE! Finally, one SERIOUSLY ticked off Japanese schoolgirl cuts a path of revenge through the zombie hordes after a master warrior’s arm is grafted to her body in ZOMBIE HUNTER RIKA! If you’re looking for exploitation film nirvana, look no further: It’s the COMPLETE NIHOMBIE TRILOGY![/details]

[details=NINJA TRIPLE-FEATURE]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 225 min.
Street Date: 11/15/2011
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: If a ninja’s greatest weapon is to be unseen, prepare to meet three ladies who need some serious remedial ninja education. Because by the time this over the top (and out of their tops) trilogy of Kunoichi films is finished, there’ll be very little of them that the entire nation of Japan HASN’T seen. First up, a lovely ninja must choose between sacrificing her lover and using her body as her masters command, or forsaking her vows and being outcast forever in NINJA SHE-DEVIL! Then, it’s hard enough being a teenager, but being a 19-year-old ninja with an impossible assignment is even worse! Sora’s so new to the ninja game she barely knows which end of a ninjaken to stick her sheath on, but when she’s given the job of eliminating a rising shaman, she slinks forth to do her duty in I WAS A TEENAGE NINJA! And finally, a female ninja on the run finds herself taken in at a temple where nothing is as it seems and other girls keep disappearing. It’s a deadly web of slavery and deception ahead in NINJAKEN: THE NAKED SWORD![/details]

###June 2012 Slate

[details=SULTRY ASSASSIN APHRODISIAC KILL]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 68 min.
Street Date: 6/12/2012
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: When drugs, graft and the illegal sex trade, come together, the outcome can be deadly; especially in ancient Edo, where the law is dictated by he who wields the strongest sword. That’s why Yasaburo, a mere commoner, spends all his spare time practicing and refining his prowess with a blade. But when Yasaburo comes to the aid of a woman he believes to be a prostitute, he soon learns that there are more kinds of weapons than he’d ever imagined… For the woman is actually Rin, a female ninja enforcer assigned to pose as a prostitute in order to investigate shipments of an illegal aphrodisiac, and the deadliest weapon in ancient Japan isn’t made of steel or wood, but rather of human flesh in the form of a deadly kunoichi assassin. Get ready for the wildest eroninja film ever as three of Japan’s hottest female stars - Akiho Yoshizawa, Asami and Rin Kawaii - bring Junichi Yagami’s epic erotic novels of sex and steel to life in SULTRY ASSASSIN - THE APHRODISIAC KILL![/details]

###July 2012 Slate

**THE KUNOICHI**

Title: THE KUNOICHI
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 65 min.
Street Date: 7/24/2012
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: As the long, brutal and bloody war between the Iga and Koga ninja wages on, it is the women of the rival clans who pay the heaviest price. The kunoichi must fight alongside their fathers and brothers, they must bury their sons and their husbands, and when captured themselves, are denied an honorable death and instead reduced to sex slaves for the purpose of slaking the savage and twisted desires of their former foes. But when Iga warriors Shimotsuki and Hyotsu kidnap four Koga women, they soon learn that killing the beautiful ninja girl Kisaragi would have been a far wiser course of action. For a kunoichi is never unarmed, even when naked, and Kisaragi is deadlier than most. Rising martial arts superstar and Japanese Karate champion Rina Takeda explodes into action as prey becomes the hunter in THE KUNOICHI!.

Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

###SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “THE KUNOICHI”

HOUSTON, April 2, 2012— Sentai Filmworks stealthily announces their acquisition of the new martial arts thriller THE KUNOICHI. Directed by Seiji Chiba (ALIEN VS NINJA) and with fight choreography by GANTZ- The Live Action’s Kensuke Sonomura, the feature is the third starring vehicle for beautiful Japanese Karate champion Rina Takeda, who at only 19 years old has already landed continuing roles in two Japanese TV series and looks posed to become a major action superstar. Opposite Takeda as the opposing forces are male leads Mituski Koga, who starred in Chiba’s previous features, ALIEN VS NINJA and EVIL NINJA, pop singer Yuichi Sato of the Purboys, and Kentaro Shimazu (OUTRAGE); while Takeda’s fellow female cast members include popular actress/singer Shiho Fujisawa (SAYANARA COLOR).

As the long, brutal and bloody war between the Iga and Koga ninja wages on, it is the women of the rival clans who pay the heaviest price. The kunoichi must fight alongside their fathers and brothers, they must bury their sons and their husbands, and when captured themselves, are denied an honorable death and instead reduced to sex slaves for the purpose of slaking the savage and twisted desires of their former foes. But when Iga warriors Shimotsuki and Hyotsu kidnap four Koga women, they soon learn that killing the beautiful ninja girl Kisaragi would have been a far wiser course of action. For a kunoichi is never unarmed, even when naked, and Kisaragi is deadlier than most. Rising martial arts superstar and Japanese Karate champion Rina Takeda explodes into action as prey becomes the hunter in THE KUNOICHI!

THE KUNOICHI will soon be available digitally through many outlets, with a home video release later this year on DVD.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Guin Saga, Needless, Canaan and Angel Beats. Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuff and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.

###August 2012 Slate

[details=SULTRY ASSASSIN: NINJA BRAINWASH]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 73 min.
Street Date: 8/14/2012
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: When Yui Kusunoki, an undercover geisha secretly in the employ of the Inner Secret Guard, disappears while en route to deliver an oral message concerning rogue Koga Ninja penetrations in southern Hikone, there’s just one sword-mistress who can go down after her: the notorious but very easy on the eyes Rin Saejima a.k.a. the Sultry Assassin! But knowing that her identity may have already been compromised as a result of the Koga’s Erotic Brainwashing technique, Rin devises a cunning plan of her own: one that involves bringing her “associate” Yasuburo back into her fold posing as her husband! Get ready for sword-handling of every kind and lots of derring-do getting done in the most unexpected places (and locations) as the team behind the sizzling escapades of THE APHRODISIAC KILL reunite for a double-sworded, sordid ero-ninja epic that scholars of Japanese history would very much prefer that you don’t bring up in class: SULTRY ASSASSIN: NINJA BRAINWASH![/details]

###September 2012 Slate

[details=THE CURSE M]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 71 min.
Street Date: 9/11/2012
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: She’s tantalizing. Spellbinding. Irresistible. And yet freelance photographer Uemura fights his attraction for the beautiful Mari with all his might. For not only is she the wife of the prominent head of a prestigious hospital, but all of those who’ve previously had affairs with this sensual succubus seem to have expired prematurely. It’s a losing battle, however, and Uemura soon finds himself pulled into the arms of the voluptuous Mari and the jaws of a trap designed to suck men dry and spit out the husks. For it seems that Mari’s husband, Ginjiro, is all too aware of who’s been sleeping in his wife’s bed, and the sexual predation that follows will pull Uemura into a world of bondage and depravity. From the novels of the late legendary SM Master Oniroku Dan, comes a twisted tale of ties that bind until only death can part them - THE CURSE M![/details]

###November 2012 Slate

[details=THE SLAVE SHIP]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 71 min.
Street Date: 11/13/2012
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: Onimata Kan is famous for two things: a successful career writing S&M erotica, and hosting the erotic gatherings aboard what has come to be known as the Slave Ship, where the main attraction is the auctioning of the services of sexual partners willing to fulfill any desire. So if it’s all consensual, there’s no harm, right? At least, that’s what Onimata believes until he learns that one of the frequent auctionees has gone insane, and that her husband believes the cause is related to a stalker she acquired. Are the activities aboard the Slave Ship somehow to blame? Fearing the answer, Onimata goes to investigate the mysterious Kitagawa, and soon learns that his own writings only hint at the extremes to which some will go. From the famed pen of S&M novelist and screenwriter Oniruku Dan comes a tale that blurs the lines between reality and fantasy. Is this a work of fiction or a documentation of fact? You’ll have to determine the truth for yourself, once you’ve booked passage aboard THE SLAVE SHIP![/details]

###November 2013 Slate

[details=HELLHOLE: INMATE 611]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 75 min.
Street Date: 11/19/2013
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: It’s called the House of Evils, where beasts in human flesh prowl the corridors and the most dangerous residents aren’t the luscious inmates, but the predatory guards. For the crime of assaulting her lover, Saya Mizushima has been sentenced to three years in the most brutal prison facility in Japan. It wasn’t supposed to be a life sentence, but unless the woman now known as Inmate 611 can learn how to hold her own against both the ruthlessness of her fellow inmates and the brutal harassment of the guards, she’s got little chance of walking out with both mind and body intact. Stripped, shackled, but not yet broken, an international chain gang of red hot models and actresses lead by Akira Kiuchi, Harumi Nemoto , Youko Kamon, Yoshimi Asada and Kei Mizutani prepare to march into the flames of the damned in HELLHOLE: INMATE 611![/details]

###December 2013 Slate

[details=BIG, BAD MAMA-SAN]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 75 min.
Street Date: 12/10/2013
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: She’s been ridden long and she’s been ridden hard, but when that old truck is the only thing your father left you besides a pile of bills, how else is a girl going to make a living? That’s how Nami became the hottest thing on wheels, taking any load offered up the back roads of Japan and delivering whatever’s been ordered, no questions asked, C.O.D., A.S.A.P. Unfortunately, Nami’s drive to become debt free is full of speed bumps like obsessive cops and cheating rival truckers, major detours like old acquaintances who want to be more than “just friends,” and one big pot hole in the form of Momoko, an eager beaver truck stop hooker with a heart of gold, a brain of tofu and a desperate yen to become Nami’s partner. And all that’s just a warm up for what happens when a package belonging to a gang of dim but ruthless gangsters somehow ends up in Nami’s back end! Get ready for hijackings, high balling and the most crazed hijinks to ever hit the highways and byways of Japan as everyone tries to worm their way into Nami’s flatbed in BIG, BAD MAMA-SAN - DEKOTORA 1![/details]

###January 2014 Slate

[details=IRON GIRL]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 92 min.
Street Date: 1/21/2014
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: In a distant land and an unknown time, a small village is under siege, terrorized by the brutal reign of the bandits known as the Crazy Dogs. However, the legends of the village speak of an Iron Clad Savior, one who shall come to the aid of the people and liberate them from the forces of evil and oppression. So when brave young Anne is miraculously rescued from a vicious bandit attack by a superhumanly strong heroine in shining armor, she becomes convinced that this mysterious fighter must be the figure from the prophecy. However, the woman known only as Iron Girl has been cursed with amnesia, and not even she knows whether she can actually defeat the Crazy Dogs. Not that the Dogs are about to let any potential threat to their power stay alive. Prepare for a battle royale as a full frontal assault of female fury tears into the dogs of war in IRON GIRL![/details]

[details=HELLCAGE: INMATE 611 PT. II]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 77 min.
Street Date: 1/28/2014
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: It’s called the House of Evils, where beasts in human flesh prowl the corridors and the most dangerous residents aren’t the luscious inmates, but the predatory guards. For the crime of assaulting her lover, Saya Mizushima has been sentenced to three years in the most brutal prison facility in Japan. It wasn’t supposed to be a life sentence, but unless the woman now known as Inmate 611 can learn how to hold her own against both the ruthlessness of her fellow inmates and the brutal harassment of the guards, she’s got little chance of walking out with both mind and body intact. Stripped, shackled, but not yet broken, an international chain gang of red hot models and actresses lead by Akira Kiuchi, Harumi Nemoto , Youko Kamon, Yoshimi Asada and Kei Mizutani prepare to march into the flames of the damned in HELLCAGE: INMATE 611 PT. II[/details]

###February 2014 Slate

[details=DARK DESIRES]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 209 min.
Street Date: 2/4/2014
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: Onimata Kan is famous for two things: a successful career writing S&M erotica, and hosting the erotic gatherings aboard the Slave Ship, where the main attraction is the auctioning of the services of sexual partners willing to fulfill any desire. But when he learns that one of the frequent auctionees has gone insane, Onimata goes to investigate, and soon discovers that his own writings only hint at the extremes to which some will go in THE SLAVE SHIP! She’s tantalizing and irresistible, but those who’ve had affairs with the beautiful Mari have all expired prematurely. Uemura tries to fight his attraction for her, but he’s already in the jaws of a trap designed to suck men dry and spit out the husks. For Mari’s husband is all too aware of who’s been sleeping in his wife’s bed, and what follows will pull Uemura into a world of bondage and depravity in THE CURSE - M! When former sex slave Kumiko joins the editorial desk at a small newspaper, the most deeply kept secrets of the leader of a religious cult suddenly begin finding their way into print. Even more shocking, however, are the repercussions for the paper’s sales manager and his elegant wife Shizuyo, who finds herself strung in the rope bonds of twisted lust and inhuman bondage in THE DEVIL’S FEAST! From the pen of internationally acclaimed bondage novelist and screenwriter Oniroku Dan (FLOWER AND SNAKE) come three feature films that dare to explore the darkest secrets of human sexuality in DARK DESIRES - The Oniroku Dan Collection![/details]

[details=SMOKEY & THE BUSHIDO]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 75 min.
Street Date: 2/11/2014
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: Nami’s still the hottest trucker in Japan, but now there’s a new contender for the title of Queen of the Road! Meet Ayano, the toughest highway patrol officer to ever fill out a bulletproof brassiere and Nami’s former high school gang rival! However, a certain truck driving mama isn’t the only target this smoking-hot smokey has in her sights. There’s a deadly drug hitting the market and someone’s transporting it across Japan via unwitting truckers. Does that sound like a good enough reason for two ex-delinquents to set aside their mutual differences and put a little pedal and metal up some gangster butt? Maybe, but not all road trips have happy endings, and the payoff at the end of this run could prove lethal. Expect some heavy girl on girl friction ahead as the brakes give out, the undercover action heats up and a crazy string of tips, gas and drugs paves the way for Nami’s wildest ride yet! What we have here is some serious disrespect for the law as the whole trucking crew from BIG BAD MAMA-SAN returns in SMOKEY & THE BUSHIDO[/details]

###March 2014 Slate

[details=GIRLS, GANGSTERS & ZOMBIES]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 77 min.
Street Date: 3/25/2014
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: Being a gangster is a dangerous profession, and even when you’ve escaped the scene of your crime, you need a place to hide out. Someplace out in the middle of nowhere where you can hide with your loot without worrying about running into another living soul. Unfortunately, living souls aren’t the problem gorgeous mob girl Maki runs into when she and her boyfriend Akio double cross his bosses. Oh, their triple crossing partners don’t make things easy, but the Maki’s real dilemma begins when their hideout turns out to be infested with the walking undead! And while cops and other gangsters die when you shoot them, zombies just look at handguns and laugh. Well, they would laugh if they had any vocal chords left in their rotted throats and any brains in their heads. But while they can’t fix the vocal chords, they certainly know where brains (and other yummy body parts) are on the menu! A getaway for the weekend becomes a flesh feast of bloody horror and the dish of the day is gangsters on the run with a side of mob moll ala mode in GIRLS, GANGSTERS AND ZOMBIES![/details]

###December 2015 Slate

[details=IRON GIRL II]
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 84 min.
Street Date: 12/1/2015
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: It’s the same post-apocalyptic world and Chris, the mysterious bounty hunter better known as Iron Girl, is still the deadliest fighter on the planet. Unfortunately, she also still has no memory of who she is or where she came from, and, in a land where knowledge is power that means her days could be numbered. Everything may be about to change, however, if she can acquire a priceless memory-retrieving device called The Storage. But to get it, Iron Girl will have to save a colony and take on both an army of assassins and a renegade group of bandit militia called Sparti United. It’s a sequel that’s far more than an equal, with more daring stunts, more explosions and more Iron Girl action than ever before as fist, feet, and other body parts go flying in IRON GIRL: ULTIMATE WEAPON![/details]


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[size=16]2009 COVER/DISC ART[/size]

Slit-Mouthed Woman/Zombie Dead

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Zombie Hunter Rika

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KI-GAI

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NU-MERI ~ BOOK OF THE NEW SPAWN

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MAKIRIKO / BATTLER SIENNE MATRA DOUBLE FEATURE

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GUN-KYU ~ WAR PIGEON

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AKIBALLION: BATTLEMAIDS OF AKIHABARA

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FEMALE COMBATANTS BATTLE SCHOOL / DEMONIC HEROINE IN PERIL

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BIRTHDAY MAIL / KOKURRI-SAN - not available

KIRENJI WOMEN"S COLLEGE

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RYUJI THE YAKUZA

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BUYUSENKI BATTLE CHRONICLE - not available

CAT GIRL / SUPER DIMENSION ODYSSEY TRITIA

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SPACE RANGER - not available

VENUS RANGER

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SULTRY ASSASSIN: APHRODISIAC KILL

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SULTRY ASSASSIN: NINJA BRAINWASH

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THE CURSE M

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THE SLAVE SHIP

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THE KUNOICHI


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HELLHOLE: INMATE 611

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IRON GIRL

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HELLCAGE: INMATE 611 PT. II

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DARK DESIRES

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SMOKEY & THE BUSHIDO

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GIRLS, GANGSTERS & ZOMBIES

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IRON GIRL II

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#5

[size=16]Sentai Filmworks License Announcement for "Arch Angels"[/size]
March 16, 2016

[size=16]Sentai Filmworks Licenses Arch Angels/Warau Michael Live-Action Film[/size]
posted on 2016-03-16 15:19 EDT
2006 film adapts 1987 shojo manga


#6

Arch Angels Live-Action

DVD/Blu-ray Combo




#7

###Kraken Releasing license announcement for "Return of Godzilla"
May 19, 2016

###Kraken Releasing Adds The Return of Godzilla Film
posted on 2016-05-19 12:50 EDT
Uncut release to include Japanese, English audio


#8

###Switchblade Pictures license announcement for CORPSE PARTY
May 19, 2016


#9

The Return of Godzilla Live-Action

DVD



Blu-ray




#10

Corpse Party Live Action

DVD



Blu-ray




#11

###KRAKEN RELEASING License Announcement for "GARO"
October, 10, 2016

###Kraken Releasing Licenses Garo Live-Action Series
posted on 2016-10-10 15:27 EDT
2005 tokusatsu show gets western release in 2016


#12

###HIDIVE Announcement for Garo Live-Action Exclusive Streaming
June 23, 2017


#13

Garo, Eps 1-4, now available at HIDIVE


#14

Tried out the first episode. A little cheesy, but pretty fun. Liked the effects. Love the lighter and the ring. Going to keep watching.


#15

Garo, Ep 5, is now available at HIDIVE


#16

Garo, Ep 6, is now available at HIDIVE


#17

Garo, Ep 7, is now available at HIDIVE


#18

Garo, Ep 8, is now available at HIDIVE


#19

Garo, Ep 9, is now available at HIDIVE


#20

Garo, Ep 10, is now available at HIDIVE