One of the most critically-acclaimed genre films of the past decade, a record-shattering blockbuster in its native Japan and a film festival favorite, One Cut of the Dead is being released in theaters prior to its debut on Shudder.
One Cut of the Dead opens in NYC (IFC Center) and LA (Alamo Drafthouse Downtown) on September the 13th, but people around the country won’t have to wait – over 60 one-night screenings across the US and Canada are slated for Tuesday, 9/17, with additional screenings to follow and more being added daily.
One Cut of the Dead is written, directed, and edited by Shinichiro Ueda, and stars Takayuki Hamatsu, Mao, Harumi Shuhama, Yuzuki Akiyama, Kazuaki Nagaya, and Manabu Hosoi.
While shooting a low-budget zombie film in an abandoned warehouse, the crew find themselves caught between actual zombies and a mad director who won’t stop rolling. If you think you know what happens next, think again. Filmmaker Shinichiro Ueda turns the film on its head more than once for one of the wildest, funniest, and most surprising zombie movies of all time.
During its lengthy festival run, One Cut of the Dead received numerous awards and accolades, including the Audience Award and Best Director at Fantastic Fest, Best Film at Fantasia, Best Film at Bifan Fantastic Film Festival, Grand Prix at Vevey International Funny Film Festival, the Press Award at Morbido Film Festival, and Audience Awards at Imagine Film Festival, Panic Fest, Brussels International Film Festival, and Lees Film Festival. The film sits at 100% Certified Fresh at Rotten Tomatoes with 44 reviews.