For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!”
Eureka Entertainment has unleashed a grand raft of titles it has acquired for lucky movie fans in the U.K., some of which are set for festival screenings in the coming months. One of their titles is an adorned crowdpleaser courtesy of the warped mind of director Sion Sono with surreal 2015 action horror Tag.
Loosely adapted from Yamada Yusuke 2001 novel, its applied narrative centers on a young high school girl entrapped between three lives and identities with dark forces in hot pursuit. Sion’s twisted fantasy nod to feminism and popular culture is presented with a touch of action and ultra-gore with an arthouse aesthetic that nonetheless thrills and resonates with loads of entertainment value.
Best of all here is that Eureka has announced it for a Dual Format release on November 20 with pre-orders now up and running, and a trailer just below the announcement to show for their efforts.
Japanese auteur Sion Sono follows up the deliriously entertaining Tokyo Tribe, with Tag, a surreal horror that combines his arthouse aesthetics with equal doses of pro-feminist action fantasy, and the kind of ultra-gory exploitation filmmaking that would make Takashi Miike and Yoshihiro Nishimura proud.
Mitsuko (Reina Triendl) is the sole survivor of a bizarre paranormal incident that kills all of her classmates. Running for her life, Mitsuko seemingly slips into an alternate reality, but death and chaos seems to follow her everywhere. As Mitsuko finds herself in increasingly surreal and violent situations, the true horror behind her nightmare is revealed.
With a jaw-dropping opening sequence reminiscent of Sono’s earlier cult masterpiece, Suicide Club, Tag is a mind-bending slice of action-horror, Alice in Wonderland meets Tokyo Gore Police, and Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film on Blu-ray and DVD.
DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES1080p presentation (On the Blu-ray) | Optional English subtitles | Optional 5.1 or Stereo (uncompressed on the Blu-ray) audio tracks | Theatrical trailer