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    DEADBALL Press Notes from Sushi Typhoon

    Grab Your Bat and Hold Onto Your Balls... It`s Game Time!! Source: Sushi Typhoon Official Movie Site: (Japan), (US) Special Thanks to Marc Walkow

    Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi) is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan. After accidentally causing the death of his father with a super-powered, deadly fireball pitch, Jubeh swore off baseball and became a criminal and now, at 17, has been sent to the Pterodactyl Juvenile Reformatory for hardened criminals. Headmistress Ishihara (Miho Ninagawa), the granddaughter of a World War II Nazi collaborator, runs the institution with an iron fist and the enthusiastic help of her sadistic assistant, Ilsa. After arriving at the hellhole, Jubeh soon learns from governor Mifune (Ryosei Tayama) that his long-lost, younger brother Musashi had also done time there after a murder spree, but had since died mysteriously. Despite having sworn never to play baseball again, Jubeh is presented with an ultimatum by governor Mifune: join the reformatory team, The Gauntlets, in the national tournament for juvenile inmates, or witness the death of his innocent cellmate "Four Eyes" Shinosuki Suzuku (Mari Hoshino). With the knowledge that the death of his brother is somehow connected to the team, Jubeh agrees, and Gauntlet training begins. Their first opponents: the sexy but deadly "psycho butcher girls" of the St. Black Dahlia High School, a team of literal man-killers. And so the splatterific baseball tournament begins, but Jubeh soon learns that he is not only fighting to win the game, but also to save his own life! A hilariously offensive, politically incorrect sports splatter comedy, DEADBALL (??????, Dedoboru, 2011) is director Yudai Yamaguchi`s follow-up to his earlier zombie baseball classic BATTLEFIELD BASEBALL (?????, Jigoku Kooshien, 2003), and once again features action star Tak Sakaguchi (VERSUS, BE A MAN! SAMURAI SCHOOL). A riotous, over-the-top epic of excess, DEADBALL is the movie for the psycho sports fan in all of us, and more fun than a prison cavity search! MAIN CAST: Tak Sakaguchi Mari Hoshio Miho Ninagawa Takamasa Suga Jhonmyon Pe Miho Harita Mickey Curtis Kouichi Yamadera Ryosei Tayama CREW: Directed by YUDAI YAMAGUCHI Screenplay TOKAJI KEITA Adaptation by YUDAI YAMAGUCHI Executive Producer AKIFUMI SUGIHARA Producers YOSHINORI CHIBA, SHIN TORISAWA Line Producer JUNJI HASHIMOTO Postproduction Producer MANABU SHINODA Cinematographer MASAKAZU OKA Lighting Director NORITO MATSUMOTO Sound Mixer YOSHIFUMI KUREISHI Music by NOBUHIKO MORINO Ending Theme “One Night Syndrome” Performed by PIANO ZOMBIE Production Designer NORI FUKUDA Special Molding & Make-up Supervisor YOSHIHIRO NISHIMURA Special Molding & Make-up TOMO HYAKUTAKE VFX Supervisor TSUYOSHI KAZUNO Action Director YUJI SHIMOMURA Edit Director ZENSUKE HORI Running time: 98 minutes Available formats: HDCam, NTSC Digital Betacam

    About Writer / Director YUDAI YAMAGUCHI

    Yudai Yamaguchi was born in 1971,and attended the Japan Academy of Moving Images, winning a number of awards at international film festivals after graduation. In 2000, he co-wrote Ryuhei Kitamura’s action-horror film VERSUS, and also served as second-unit director. He made his debut feature, BATTLEFIELD BASEBALL, in 2002, and the horror/sports comedy won the Grand Prize at the 14th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival in 2003. Following this up with more creatively gruesome comedies like CROMARTIE HIGH SCHOOL (2005), MEATBALL MACHINE (2005), TAMAMI: THE BABY’S CURSE (2008) and ELITE YANKEE SABURO (2009), Yamaguchi has established a name for himself as Japan’s most popular comedy / action / horror filmmaker. In 2009, he served as writer, editor and creative director for comedian Itsuji Itao’s KING OF JAIL BREAKERS, and co-directed the TV series SOIL with Takashi Shimizu, in addition to preparing two films for The Sushi Typhoon.

    About Actor TAK SAKAGUCHI

    Born in 1975, the multi-talented Tak Sakaguchi is a director, writer, action choreographer, and actor, best known for his lead role in the cult Japanese film VERSUS. Tak has been a trained martial artist from a very young age, and as a result typically stars in films featuring copious fight scenes where he performs his own stunts. Well skilled in Shaolin kenpo, kickboxing and mixed martial arts, he also has a professional license in boxing. Before entering into the film industry, Tak was an underground street fighter when he was discovered by then-unknown director Ryuhei Kitamura, who recruited him for a lead role in VERSUS. More recently, Tak made his directorial debut with BE A MAN! SAMURAI SCHOOL, for which he also wrote the screenplay and choreographed the action sequences, in addition to performing the lead role. He made a cameo appearance in Yoshihiro Nishimura’s TOKYO GORE POLICE, and also directed YOROI: SAMURAI ZOMBIE, based on a story by Kitamura. Since joining The Sushi Typhoon, he’s co-directed two films, also taking the lead villain role in MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD and the hero role in YAKUZA WEAPON. He and his stuntman squad, Team Zero’s, have also done the action choreography for most of the titles within The Sushi Typhoon, including KARATE ROBO ZABORGAR, YAKUZA WEAPON, MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD and HELLDRIVER.

    About Sushi Typhoon

    Born in 2010, The Sushi Typhoon is the upstart, wild offspring of a respectable parent: Nikkatsu Corporation, the oldest film studio in Japan and once home to legendary 1960?s action stars like Joe Shishido, Akira Kobayashi, Tetsuya Watari, Meiko Kaji and Yujiro Ishihara. With a long history of genre films and violent gangster epics, the company was also the leader of Japan’s erotic renaissance of the 1970?s with their Roman Porno line; and now, Nikkatsu’s latest offering, The Sushi Typhoon, takes their century-old extremes to the next level. The brainchild of veteran producer Yoshinori Chiba, responsible for introducing directors Takashi Miike, Noboru Iguchi and Yoshihiro Nishimura to Western audiences, The Sushi Typhoon seeks to satisfy audiences who crave the good taste of bad taste, and for whom too much is never enough.

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