Zombie Hunter Rika on Sale Today

Also Legends of the Dark Kings: A Fist of the North Star Story

HOUSTON, September 15, 2009 – Section23 Films, America's fastest-growing anime distributor, is pleased to announce two great new DVD releases hitting stores today. First up is Zombie Hunter Rika, “as much a stab at silly comedy as it is an Asian zombie splatter flick” (DreadCentral.com). Next up is Legends of the Dark Kings Complete Collection, the latest anime to round out the Fist of the North Star mythos.

Zombie Hunter Rika is the third installment of the Nihombie series, which includes Attack Girls' Swim Team (available now) and Zombie Self-Defense Force (coming October 13 from Switchblade Pictures). “If you love obscure Japanese horror flicks that are as funny as they are horrific, then this one is for you” (MovieCynics.com).

SYNOPSIS: When typical Japanese high school student Rika skips school to visit her grandfather, she fails to take into account the fact that his remote village is infested with the living dead. What happens next isn't pretty, but fortunately, Grandpa Ryuhei just happens to be the greatest surgeon ever! Picking up what's left of Rika, he dusts her off and rebuilds her, better than she was, into the ultimate zombie fighter! Now, together with her friends Takashi and Yuji, Rika must take on the monstrous master of carnivorous cadavers: the grand-high lowest of the low, Zombie Boss Glorian!

Running Time: 86 min.
Age Rating: Unrated - VN
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
CAT: SWB-2031
UPC: 702727203121
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date: 8/18/2009
Street Date: 9/15/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $24.98

Legends of the Dark Kings Complete Collection is a prequel of sorts to Fist of the North Star, the beloved classic that helped create a new generation of anime fans in America and around the world. This collection contains all 13 episodes of the series, which recounts the early, violent life of the dark protagonist Raoh, the Fist of the North Star's oldest brother and frequent enemy.

SYNOPSIS: The only man more deadly than the Fist of the North Star is his big brother.
This is his story. In the wastelands following the great nuclear war, a legend grew of a man. “Hokuto No Ken.” The Fist of the North Star. Master of a legendary fighting technique. A man of impossible strength and endurance. Yet before Ken claimed the title of the Fist, there was another master, trained in the art of Hokuto Shinken, the King of the Fist, the Divine Fist of Heaven. Raoh: the ultimate assassin, the ultimate warrior. This is the story of the world before Fist of the North Star, and how one man took the future of a savage world into his deadly hands and reshaped its destiny. Not as a hero but as a conqueror. For in the mind of the man called Raoh, the only way to save Mankind is to grind it under his giant heel! The greatest battle is about to begin in Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story!

Running Time: 325 min.
Age Rating: TV MA
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
UPC: 702727202520
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Pre-Book Date: 8/18/2009
Street Date: 9/15/2009
Format: DVD
SRP: $39.98

About Section23 Films

Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, and AEsir Holdings. With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.

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