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Horror-comedy One Cut of the Dead on Blu-ray, DVD & VOD in January

15 January 2019

A “workshop” film project with non-professional actors that was shot in just 8 days on a budget of just $27,000, Shinichiro Ueda's One Cut of the Dead went on to make history by grossing over $30 millkion domestically. despite opening on just 2 screens and with an advertising budget of zero, doubling the amount pulled in by the likes of Deadpool 2 and Black Panther, each of which opened on 500+ screens.

One Cut of the Dead opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie movie. Yet, this is no ordinary warehouseand is rumoured to be the site of where military experiments were carried out. Then, out of nowhere, real zombies arrive and terrorize the crew!

This may sound like a the plot of a clichéd zombie film, but One Cut of the Dead is a very different beast. Starting off with a one-take 37-minute shot, the film then completely switches direction and turns the zombie genre completely upside down into a charming, audience-friendly comedy. Young director Shinichiro Ueda and his cast of non-professionals have created something fresh and entertaining which has become both a massive hit not just in Japan, but across the world.

One Cut of the Dead Blu-ray cover

One of the few films that scores 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, One Cut of the Dead will be released on UK as a Limited Edition 2-disc Blu-ray edition with over 2 hours of special features, a movie-only DVD release and on Video-on-Demand on 28 January 2019 by Third Window Films at £22.99 for the Blu-ray and £10.99 for the DVD.

Limited Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray special features:

  • Interview with director Shinichiro Ueda
  • Making-of documentary
  • Take 8 short film
  • Outtakes
  • Go-Pro version
  • POM TV Instructional Video