AFM 09: First Up From Sushi Typhoon, ALIEN VS NINJA!

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Fresh on the heels of yesterday's announcement of the brand new Sushi Typhoon label of cult excess from Japan's Nikkatsu Corporation comes the specifics of the first product of the new label.  From writer-director Seiji Chiba and action director Yuji Shimomura - the writer and director of Death Trance, respectively - comes Alien Vs Ninja

Once upon a time in Japan, there was a band of great Ninja warriors led by Yamata called Iga Ninja.  One day they witness a flash in the sky and a roaring giant ball of fire crashes into the distant forest.  The warriors rush into the deep woods in an attempt to identify the mysterious fireball.  There, instead of finding predictable enemies, they are stunned to face never-seen-before creatures with claws and fangs, the aliens!  The hungry brutal aliens start to savage and feast on the Ninja warriors, leaving only a few to survive.  Yamata and his warriors swear to avenge their comrades' deaths and risk their lives to challenge the aliens.  However, none of the Ninja weapons, neither their swords nor their throwing stars, has any affect on the alien warriors.  Now the Japanese greatest Iga Ninja face the biggest challenge ever!
Masanori Mimoto, Shuji Kashiwabara, Donpei Tsuchihira, Mika Hiji, Yuki Ogoe and Ben Hiura star.  And thought the film is still in post, Nikkatsu are showing a raw-footage promo reel here that features lots of blood, lots of action and, yes, lots of ninjas.  If you're thinking Predator as filtered through Tokyo Gore Police, you're not far off.
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