Dead Sushi (2012) | Everyone is kung-fu fighting in Noboru Iguchi’s madcap Japanese food fight

Dead Sushi on DVD

Bullied waitress Keiko (Rina Takeda) is forced to call on her martial arts skills when a vengeful former drug lab employee infects a sushi banquet with a regeneration serum, which causes the fishy delicacies to sprout wings and savage teeth, and turns him into a giant axe-wielding tuna. Can Keiko, a former sushi chef (Shigeru Matsuzaki) and an acid-spitting egg roll save the suits before they all turn into sashimi-spewing zombies?

Keiko (Rina Takeda) in Dead Sushi

This goofy caper, inspired by Piranha 3D and 1978’s Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, comes from the warped imagination of Noburo Iguchi (Robo-Geisha, The ABCs of Death), whose hyper camerawork lets the comical cartoon gore flow, while Takeda executes the stunt scenes with great bravado. It’s all silly, puerile fun and if it weren’t for the odd breast shot, this zom-com could almost be an episode of Power Rangers Megaforce. And if you watch the English dubbed version, included in this release, the humour and visual gags are also strangely reminiscent of the cult late-1970s TV show, Monkey.

Dead Sushi

A might-see.

Out on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK from Monster Pictures.


About Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller is an award-winning print, radio and television journalist and producer, with over 30 years experience covering film and television, with a special interest in world cinema and popular culture. He is a leading expert on the life and career of Vincent Price and actively promotes the actor's legacy through publications, websites and special events.

Posted on September 20, 2013, in Asian Cinema, Horror, Might-See and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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