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Shinya Tsukamoto’s weird and wild HIRUKO THE GOBLIN (1991) gets a U.S. Blu from Mondo Macabro this October!
Former pop sensation Kenji Sawada stars as a discredited archeologist who’s drawn to a rural school following a rash of strange disappearances, only to find the institution was built on a gateway to evil housing head-ripping demonic entities searching for new hosts. Can he and a group of students figure out how to stop the creatures before all hell literally breaks loose?
Based on a manga by Daijiro Morohoshi, Tsukamoto was afforded the chance to direct this feature adaptation following the surprise international success of his amazing cyberpunk debut, TETSUO THE IRON MAN (1989). While it’s more of a traditional film both narratively and stylistically, it’s still full of bizarre delights—the decapitated heads running around on spider legs are quite memorable—and it’s quite fun to see Tsukamoto try his hand at the most pure horror title of his career – albeit one with a twisted sense of humor.
Out of circulation Stateside since its 2005 Fangoria International / Media Blasters DVD, Nikkatsu have given the film a fresh 2K restoration for its 30th anniversary, recently premiering at the Cannes film market alongside a homeland theatrical re-release. Mondo Macabro will be utilizing this remaster, and their upcoming Blu-Ray will also feature a new interview with the director, a commentary from Tsukamoto authority and author Tom Mes, some vintage behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more to be announced. Expect additional details from the company in the coming months; the current plan is for the Limited Edition to be available this October during their annual Halloween sale. Watch this space!
© Bruce Holecheck, 2021
Soll auch eine UK Disc kommen
Sagte mir früher nicht zu. Glaub aber ich wage es nochmal