October 18-26, 2012 - 9 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!
SUSHI GIRL - Toronto Premiere! - Wed, Oct 24, 6.45 PM at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Directed by Kern Saxton, USA, 2012, 98 mins
Principal Cast: Tony Todd, Mark Hamill, Noah Nathaway, Anthony Mackenzie, James Duval, Cortney Palm, Michael Biehn, Jeff Fahey, Danny Trejo, Sonny Chiba
Toronto Premiere, One Screening Only
Wed, Oct 24, 6.45pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. at Bathurst. Door Tickets from: 5.45pm, Seating from: 6.15pm.
$14 Regular, $24 Double Feature w/ DEAD SUSHI at 9.45 pm. Buy Advance Tix Online until 11.59pm Day Before Screening.
A reunion dinner for a gang of vicious criminals reopens old wounds with deadly consequences. This stylish, ultraviolent crime film in the mould of Tarantino’s RESERVOIR DOGS features a genre cast to die for including Tony Todd (CANDYMAN), Michael Biehn (TERMINATOR), Danny Trejo (MACHETE), Sonny Chiba (KILL BILL) and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill!
“A fanboy’s wet dream, full of inspired performances” - Dread Central
“A love letter to exploitation cinema….Mark Hamill chews the scenery with all the nastiness we always knew was in him, while Tony Todd turns in his finest performance since CANDYMAN.” - Rue Morgue
“From naked chicks, to stylized shootouts, to great dialogue….If you are a fan of exploitation movies with a modern edge, Sushi Girl will be right up your alley.” - Bloody-Digusting
Official Selection - Fantasia Film Festival
Kern Saxton’s SUSHI GIRL is a deliciously stylized and violent revenge/crime film very much in the mould of classic Tarantino (RESERVOIR DOGS, KILL BILL) with a genre all-star cast to die for! After serving six years in prison following an armed robbery that went horribly wrong, Fish (NEVERENDING STORY’S Noah Hathaway) is invited to a lavish reunion dinner of the robbers at a swanky sushi restaurant.
But over the course of the meal it’s clear that the criminals, including a sadistic psychopath (an unhinged Mark Hamill channeling BATMAN’s The Joker), an unstable drug addict (DONNIE DARKO’s James Duval) and their sinister boss (CANDYMAN’s Tony Todd) have some old scores to settle.
The mystery of the crime gone wrong and its bloody repercussions for the criminals is revealed with twists and turns of delicious dialogue, jaw-dropping acts of ultraviolence (not for the faint of heart) and a scene-stealing supporting cast that includes Michael Biehn (TERMINATOR), Danny Trejo (MACHETE) and Sonny Chiba (KILL BILL). Prepare for revenge served extremely raw!
- Adam Lopez
Screens with Short Film:
Special Prize (Animation), Fantasia Film Festival 2012
Patrick Bouchard, 9 min, Canada, 2012
Meticulous stop-motion animation ruminate expressions of the cycle of life in this award-winning and visually arresting work of art.
Film Clip 'Chopsticks'
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See Related Films at the Fest
- OCT. 18: AMERICAN MARY (surgical horror thriller from the Soska twins)
- OCT. 19: CRAVE (dark crime thriller with Ron Perlman)
- OCT. 25: IN THEIR SKIN (intense home invasion horror-thriller with Selma Blair)