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Sion Sono's "COLD FISH" releases on DVD August 23

Bloody Disgusting and The Collective Present COLD FISH At a Theatre Near You August, 2011

DVD, Video on Demand , iTunes and other Format Releases  Beginning August 23

“Gleeful Absurdity”--aintitcoolnews

“…another fervid fantasia hatched by cult Japanese helmer Sion Sono.”

“…one of the most powerful, punishing works to come out of Japan this year.” –Todd Brown, Twitch

WHAT:             COLD FISH-from Sion Sono, the director of LOVE EXPOSURE and SUICIDE CLUB.  COLD FISH has won acclaim at both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. In the film, mild-mannered Shamoto’s teenage daughter gets caught shoplifting. A generous fellow fish-store owner and his wife appear to help resolve the situation by having her work at their fish store. Too good to be true?  You bet! Shamoto soon discovers the horrific truth about this seemingly perfect couple…who inextricably weave him into their grisly rituals. Inspired by true events, COLD FISH is a twisted, brutal, blood-soaked drama that reveals the underlying insanity of an ordinary man pushed well beyond the brink.

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WHEN:             NY: August 5 thru 12. Check local listings for show times.
                        LA: August 6 and 7. Check local listings for show times.
                        Austin : August 15 thru 18. Check local listings for show times.
                        Phoenix : August 19 thru 20. Check local listings for show times.
                        Salem , MA : August 26 thru Sept. 1. Check local listings for show times.

DVD & iTunes: August 23, 2011

Amazon DVD Pre-Order Now

TV Video on Demand: September 23-November 22, 2011

WHERE:           NY: reRun Gastropub Theater, 147 Front Street , Brooklyn , NY 11201
LA: Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave. , Los Angeles , 90036. (323) 655-2510
Austin: Alamo Drafthouse, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd. , Austin TX 78704. (512)476-1320
Phoenix: The Royale, 108 W. Main St. , Mesa , AZ 85201
Salem, MA : Cinema Salem , 1 East India Square , Salem MA 01970 (978)744-0660

MORE:             Sion Sono made his debut as a poet at the age of 17. In 1985, his short I AM SONO SION! (1985) was screened in competition at the prestigious Pia Film Festival, and two years later, he won the Grand Prize for OTOKO NO HANAMICHI.  A subsequent Pia Fellowship financed his feature BICYCLE SIGHS in 1990. The film toured the festival circuit for two years and played at over thirty venues in Europe and Asia , including the Berlin International Film Festival. LOVE EXPOSURE (2009) won the Agnes B. Audience Award at the Tokyo Filmex. It also won the Caligari Award and the International Jury Award at Berlin . Sono remains active as a poet and novelist.

WHAT ELSE:   The Collective, a full-service entertainment management and content company, along with leading theaters and distributors, and #1 Horror website, have partnered to acquire and distribute the best new horror and thriller titles from the festival and international markets to theatres across America . 

Bloody Disgusting premieres a new title in the series each month across multiple major US markets. After their theatrical runs, films from the series are available to fans of the genre in DVD, Video on Demand (VOD), online and television. Released though The Collective’s home-video partnership with Vivendi Universal, DVDs for titles in the Bloody Disgusting series can feature unrated content, bonus features and special packaging for each title. The first, RAMMBOCK, was released June 28 on DVD and VOD. YELLOWBRICKROAD streets on August 2 on DVD and digital VOD. YELLOWBRICKROAD will run on TV VOD from September 2 through November 1.

DVD Cataloguing Information: COLD FISH
Genre: Horror, Foreign   
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Format:  DVD Region 1 (NTSC)
Year: 2010; SRP: $19.997
Street date: August 23, 2011
Length: 145 minutes plus 15 minutes’ bonus features
Audio:  Stereo/5.1 Discs: 1
UPC: 883476032962

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