New Release: Helldriver Blu-ray and DVD

Release Date: Nov. 22, 2011
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $29.98
Studio: Well Go USA

Helldriver movie scene

Yumiko Hara is armed and very, very dangerous in Helldriver.

From Japan’s Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police) comes Helldriver, an apocalyptic zombie-filled horror road movie overflowing with crazed, splatterific action.

The over-the-top film kicks off when a meteor crashes into Japan and releases a toxic ash that turns inhabitants in the Northern half of the country into blood-thirsty zombies. Some time later, with the North now walled off from the rest of Japan, pretty high school girl Kika (Yumiko Hara) is charged with leading a group of ragtag soldiers into the infected region to kill the “zombie queen” (Eihi Shiina) … who also happens to be her homicidal mother! The artificial heart-power chainsaw sword that Kika wields is sure to come in handy…

A monstrous cult hit in its native country, Helldriver has been playing horror and science-fiction film festivals around the world since it was released in 2010. In the U.S., it’s a DVD premiere.

Bonus features on the Blu-ray/DVD combo include the following:

  • interview with director Yoshihiro Nishimura
  • “The Making of Helldriver” featurette
  • “Sushi Typhoon: Tokyo Invasion!” featurette
  • Short Films:
  • Helldriver Dokata (directed by Jun Shiozaki)
  • Catch Me If You Can! (directed by Hiroshi Ota)
  • Bailout! (directed by Yoshiki Takahashi)
  • trailers

Check out the movie’s trippy trailer:

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.