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Cast: Harumi Shuhama (Ichigo no uta), Takayuki Hamatsu (“Followers”), and Yuzuki Akiyama (“Kamen raidâ Jiô”)

Director: Shin'ichirô Ueda

Genres: Comedy | Horror

Year: 2020

Rating: NR

In ONE CUT OF THE DEAD, 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.

As 'One Cut of the Dead' opens a director and his cast and crew are filming a zombie movie inside an old warehouse. The director feels like his lead actress isn't giving it her all. In a fit of rage he tells her that she is not giving a realistic enough performance and storms off stage. When he returns he brings with him some new cast members, the living dead.

I like everyone else that loves zombie movies was looking forward to seeing this new zombie film from Japanese Director, Shin'ichirô Ueda. A lot have said that the film is a must see and is hilarious so I sat down with high expectations.

The film is done in 3 acts, the first shows us the 40 minute zombie film shot with loads of energy and shaky camera work. The 2nd act goes back a month and introduces us to all the cast and characters and it shows just just how this project came to be which then leads us back to the original film again but with different results.

One thing I can honestly say was I wasn't all that impress with the first 40 minutes of the film and never found it funny but when the rest of the film ties it all together it becomes a very entertaining, well written zombie film that is about as original a film as you are going to find.

Did I find it hilarious like so many others have? No I did not but I was engaged and I really loved the 3rd act of the film. 'One Cut of the Dead' is a must see for those that love zombie movies. I also recommend to those that love all those low budget Japanese films that are filled with over the top action and lots of gore.

I loved this film and found it to be as much fun and as entertaining a film as I have seen in a good while. It is available now on DVD as well as DVD/Blu-ray SteelBook and they come with the following bonus features:


POM! Instructional Video

Photo Gallery

The DVD/Blu-ray SteelBook also includes the Go-Pro Version of the film.

Released by RLJE Films

**** Out Of *****