Oh! My Zombie Mermaid

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Oh! My Zombie Mermaid
Ā! Ikkenya puroresu
Directed by Naoki Kudo
Written by
  • Izō Hashimoto
  • Naoki Kudo
Starring
Production
company
Soft on Demand
Distributed by Soft on Demand
Release date
  • February 21, 2004 (2004-02-21) (YIFFF)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Oh! My Zombie Mermaid (あゝ!一軒家プロレス, Ā! Ikkenya puroresu) is a 2004 Japanese action comedy film directed by Naoki Kudo, written by Naoki Kudo and Izō Hashimoto, and starring Shinya Hashimoto, Sonim, Shirō Sano, and Nicholas Pettas. Hashimoto plays a professional wrestler whose wife involuntarily turns into a mermaid.

Plot[edit]

Shishioh, a popular and successful professional wrestler, builds a large mansion for his wife Asami and their kids. During the housewarming party, Ichijo, an angry competitor, causes a riot that destroys the house. Asami is hospitalized, where she contracts a rare virus that slowly transforms her into a mermaid. Desperate for money to finance his new house and find a cure for Asami, Shishioh agrees to a reality TV show in which he wrestles several competitors in a haunted house. His opponents turn out to be homicidal killers and include a zombie among them. Eventually, Shishioh learns that the television producer infected Asami with an experimental virus in order to get him to compete.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Oh! My Zombie Mermaid premiered at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival on February 21, 2004.

Discotek Media purchased the North American distribution rights[1] and released it in North America in July 28, 2009.[2]

Reception[edit]

Todd Brown of Twitch Film wrote that the first half takes itself too seriously, but the second half is "pure, ridiculous, campy joy to watch."[3] Bill Gibron of DVD Talk rated it 4.5/5 stars and called it "a true work of baffling genius."[2] In The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, academic Peter Dendle wrote, "The film is fairly entertaining, and keeps providing narrative and conceptual twists every step along the way."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Todd (2009-05-27). "Absolutely Daft Japanese Cult Hit OH! MY ZOMBIE MERMAID! Coming To DVD!". Twitch Film. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  2. ^ a b Gibron, Bill (2009-08-21). "Oh! My Zombie Mermaid". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  3. ^ Brown, Todd (2006-06-24). "NYAFF Report: Oh! My Zombie Mermaid Review". Twitch Film. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  4. ^ Dendle, Peter (2012). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia: 2000-2010. McFarland Publishing. p. 144. ISBN 9780786492886. 

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