Cold Fish

Film Intro
Cold Fish
Film Info
Original Title: 
Tsumetai nettaigyo
Country: 
Japan
Year of Production: 
2010
Rating: 
TBC
Genre: 
Horror
Running Time: 
144 mins
Original Language: 
Japanese

Summary

Cold Fish
Dir: 
Sion Sono
Writer: 
Sion Sono, Yoshiki Takahashi
Cast: 
Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Tetsu Watanabe, Hikari Kajiwara, Megumi Kagurazaka, Denden
Synopsis: 

From the director of the critically acclaimed 'Love Exposure', comes the newest masterpiece from Sion Sono Shamoto runs a small tropical fish shop. His second wife, Taeko, does not get along with his daughter, Mitsuko, and this worries him. One day Mitsuko is caught shoplifting at a grocery store. There they meet a friendly man named Murata, who helps to settle things between Mitsuko and the store manager. Since Murata also runs a tropical fish shop, Shamoto establishes a bond with him and they become friends; Mitsuko even begins working for Murata and living at his house.

What Shamoto doesn't know, however, is that Murata hides many dark secrets behind his friendly face. He sells cheap fish to his customers for high prices with his artful lies. If anyone detects his fraud or refuses to go along with his money-making schemes, they’re murdered and their bodies disposed of by Murata and his wife in grisly ways. Shamoto is suddenly taken in by Murata's tactics, and by the time he realizes that Murata is insane, and a serial killer who has made over fifty people disappear, he is powerless to do anything about it. But now Mitsuko is a hostage at Murata's home, and Shamoto himself has become the killer's unwilling accomplice. Cruel murders gradually cripple his mind and finally the ordinary man is driven to the edge of the abyss.

Date of Domestic Cinema Release: 
April 8, 2011
Crew
Producer: 
Yoshinori Chiba, Toshiki Kimura
Executive Producer: 
Akifumi Sugihara
Line Producer: 
Shinya Himeda
Editor: 
Junichi Ito
Assistant Director: 
Satoshi Yoshida
Production Manager: 
Kotaro Miyata
Production Designer: 
Takashi Matsuzuka
Production Company: 
Nikkatsu
Cinematography: 
Shinya Kimura
Music: 
Tomohide Harada
Lighting: 
Eiji Oshita
Make-up: 
Yoko Kinebuchi
Costume Design: 
Satoe Araki
Blu-ray Disc Info
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BD Release Date: 
June 27th 2011
BD Specifications: 
1080p High Definition Transfer, DTS-HD 5.1 Sound, Removable English Subtitles
BD Bonus Features: 
Exclusive interview with journalist Jake Adelstein on the 'Saitama Dog Lovers Serial Murders' case, 2 Exclusive interviews with 'Cold Fish' scriptwriter Yoshiki Takahashi on the creation of both the film and original artwork, Theatrical trailer, Trailers of other Third Window releases
DVD Info
Cold Fish
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DVD Release Date: 
June 27th 2011
DVD Specifications: 
Anamorphic Widescreen, 5.1 Surround Sound, Removable English Subtitles
DVD Bonus Features: 
Exclusive interview with journalist Jake Adelstein on the 'Saitama Dog Lovers Serial Murders' case, 2 Exclusive interviews with 'Cold Fish' scriptwriter Yoshiki Takahashi on the creation of both the film and original artwork, Theatrical trailer, Trailers of other Third Window releases
Recognition
Festivals: 
2010 Venice Film Festival, 2010 London Film Festival
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