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“MONSTER SEAFOOD WARS” now being fought on Blu-ray and VHS! Art & trailer

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Director Minoru Kawasaki, whose crazy filmography includes THE CALAMARI WRESTLER, THE WORLD SINKS EXCEPT JAPAN and THE MONSTER X STRIKES BACK: ATTACK THE G8 SUMMIT, has a new creature bash in U.S. release.

SRS Cinema has issued MONSTER SEAFOOD WARS on Blu-ray (in a limited pressing, for $24.95), and on VHS with just 50 tapes available. Pre-orders are currently being taken here, with the product scheduled to ship in late April, accompanied by a free limited-edition 11 x 17-inch mini-poster while supplies last. Written by Kawasaki and Masakazu Migita (DEATH KAPPA), based on a story Japanese effects master Eiji Tsuburaya came up with in the ’50s, the film stars Keisuke Ueda, Yuya Asato, Ayano Yoshida Christie, Hide Fukumoto, Kei Grant, Masami Horiuchi, Gota Ihashi and Tomotaka Imamichi. The synopsis: “Yuta [Ueda}, a young master at the Tsukiji Fish Market, accidentally drops his meal of mixed seafood into the Sumida River. Sometime afterwards a gigantic mutated squid monster arises from the depths and begins to wreak havoc upon an awe-stricken Tokyo. Attempts by the Japan Self-Defense Forces to stop the creature prove futile. As it seems things couldn’t get any worse, an enormous mutant octopus monster emerges from the deep and heads into a clash of the titans with the gargantuan squid. As a last ditch effort, the government forms the ‘Seafood Monster Attack Team (SMAT)’ and an all-new plan of attack is immediately put into action. But just as the tide appears to be turning in humanity’s favor, a colossal crab monster appears, joining in the Monster Seafood Wars and plunging the world into culinary chaos.” Check out the Japanese trailer below the art.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.