AFM: Takashi Miike's 'Over Your Dead Body' Lands North American Distribution

Over Your Dead Body
Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival

The Shout! Factory plans a cross-platform release in 2015

The Shout! Factory has picked up the North American rights to Takashi Miike's Over Your Dead Body from Mongrel International and Celluloid Dreams.

The deal, unveiled at AFM, has the media distributor securing digital, home entertainment, broadcast and theatrical rights to the prolific Japanese director's latest film. Shout! Factory plans a North American cross-platform release, including in all packaged media, for 2015.

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Over Your Dead Body, which bowed in Toronto ahead of a festival circuit run, portrays a theater troupe rehearsing a classic play of murder, betrayal and vengeance, only to see life begin to imitate art backstage. Miike's film is screening this week at AFM.

The North American distribution deal was unveiled by Charlotte Mickie, president of Mongrel International, and Shout! Factory’s Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos.