Good news for UK film director Paul Spurrier as his first Thai feature P has been picked up by Media Blasters as part of a long list of titles purchased for their Tokyo Shock label.
First seen in the UK at FrightFest, P (the Thai word pee / phii means "ghost") is a stunning tale of village girl Dau who's been schooled in the ways of magic by her grandmother.
When her grandmother becomes ill Dau heads to Bangkok to find work in a go-go bar in order to earn money for her family, and is soon taken under the wing of the experienced Pookie. There, Dau uses her magic skills to help settle in, but her careless misuse of these powers soon summons the monster within, hungry for human meat...
For more information on the film, visit the official website at www.phii.co.uk, or read our review of the film on our FrightFest 2005 report here.
Other titles picked up were (as published on twitchfilm.net);
Great Yokai War by Takashi Miike
P by Paul Spurrier
Samurai Chicks by Mari Asato
Love Ghost by Kazuyuki Shibuya
Tomie: Beginning by Ataru Oikawa
Tomie: Revenge (various directors)
Tales of Terror: Haunted Apartment and
Tales of Terror by Akio Yoshida
The entire Kazuo Umezu Horror Theater Hexology, which includes Kiyoshi Kuorsawa's House of Bugs and YŻdai Yamaguchi's Present.
Media-Blastersí Tokyo Shock line of Asian live action films helped kick-start the phenomenon of Japanese film in the United States, with such acclaimed directors as Takashi Miike and Takashi Ishii. The new Tokyo Shock series of Toho monster movies with Godzilla director Ishiro Honda has been a runaway hit.
Anticipating the recent horror movie boom, Media-Blasters launched the Shriek Show label in 2001. The line has since been highlighted by the Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci and cult queen Asia Argento. Shriek Showís close partnerships with companies like Fangoria Magazine and the film producer Fever Dreams has led to several exciting new properties, including the production of the much anticipated Shadow: Dead Riot.
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