Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Noboru Iguchi's ROBO-GEISHA comes to America!

Good news from home video company Funimation, who today announced their acquisition of director Noboru Iguchi's hilarious comedy-action film ROBO-GEISHA.

No word yet on whether the film will get a limited theatrical release, like their earlier title ICHI did, or whether it will go straight to DVD. Here's hoping they do some festival screenings in the U.S. and Canada before releasing it to a more general audience, to build up some audience awareness and press exposure.

The film originally had its secret World Premiere at Austin's Fantastic Fest back in late September, with Iguchi, f/x designer Yoshihiro Nishimura, and actresses Asami and Cay Izumi in attendance, then opened in Tokyo in early October and rolled out across Japan through the fall and early winter. It also screened in Spain as the Closing Film of the San Sebastian Week of Fantastic and Horror Cinema, where Iguchi was a guest.

Congratulations to Iguchi and the rest of the cast and crew!


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