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A pair of Japanese genre features—one creepy, one crazy—are
coming to scare U.S. viewers on DVD and Blu-ray—one with an extra dimension.
We’ve got exclusive details and peeks at the cover art.
Well Go USA will release TORMENTED (pictured above),
from JU-ON and THE GRUDGE creator Takashi Shimizu, on disc and digital April 2,
and DEADBALL, Yudai Yamaguchi’s variation on his cult fave BATTLEFIELD
BASEBALL, in those formats April 9. TORMENTED, a.k.a. RABBIT HORROR, focuses on
a troubled young boy (Takeru Shibuya) who sleepwalks into a strange realm where
he’s pursued by a human-sized rabbit—echoing his killing of a sick bunny on a
playground—and his mute half-sister (Hikari Mitsushima) who must rescue him.
Shot by ace cinematographer Christopher Doyle, TORMENTED will be presented in
3D on the Blu-ray, with no special features announced. DEADBALL stars VERSUS
and YAKUZA WEAPON’s Tak Sakaguchi as a juvenile delinquent with a literal
killer fastball who becomes part of reform school baseball team, facing off
against a sexy, murderous rival team from St. Black Dahlia High School. This
one will sport over 50 minutes of bonus features, including:
• FINAL DEADBALL spinoff short
• “The Making of DEADBALL” featurette
• Cast interviews
Retail prices for each are $24.98 for the DVD, $29.98 for
the Blu-ray. Read our exclusive interview with Yamaguchi and Sakaguchi on
DEADBALL here, and see the trailers for both movies (TORMENTED’s is unsubtitled) below the
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