ONE CUT OF THE DEAD opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film…Yet, this is no ordinary warehouse. It’s been said that it’s the site of where military experiments took place… Out of nowhere, real zombies arrive and terrorize the crew!
This may sound like a the plot of a clichéd zombie film, but One Cut of the Dead is something completely different! Starting off with a non-stop one-take 37 minute shot, the film then completely switches direction and turns the zombie genre completely upside down into a charming, audience-friendly comedy! Young director Shinichiro Ueda and his cast of non-professionals have created something fresh and entertaining which has become both a massive hit not just in Japan, but across the world!
A one-in-a-million success. A “workshop” film project with non-professional actors has taken the world by storm. MADE OVER 1000 TIMES ITS BUDGET! With a budget of just $27,000 the film has grossed $30 MILLION domestically despite opening on just 2 screens and with an advertising budget of $0! To put Japanese box office into perspective, “Solo”, “Deadpool 2” and “Black Panther” grossed a total of just around $15 million each, despite opening on 500+ screens. Selected to over 80 international film festivals Plus it has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
UK THEATRICAL RELEASE from January 4th 2019 at
THE PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA, LONDON
BROADWAY CINEMA, NOTTINGHAM
GLASGOW FILM THEATRE
QUAD CINEMA, DERBY
DEPTFORD CINEMA, LONDON
and more TBC!
Check out our review HERE and the trailer below: