Cleopatra Entertainment Releases Poster & Trailer for Lion-Girl
I’ve been a fan of Kurando Mitsutake’s films ever since I saw Gun Woman and seeing Karate Kill and Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf have only added to that. So I was thrilled when Cleopatra Entertainment announced they were planning to release his latest film, Lion-Girl, in North America and the UK. And now they’ve given us a poster, trailer and release date which is just about a month away.
Lion-Girl is based on characters created by Go-Nagai who also gave the world Devilman, Cutie Honey and Mazinger Z among others so you can expect something wild. You can check out the press release along with the official pictures and trailer below. I’ve also linked a seriously NSFW Australian trailer to give you a better idea of what to expect.
CLEOPATRA ENTERTAINMENT SETS RELEASE DATE OF NOVEMBER 7th, 2023 FOR KURANDO MITSUTAKE’s “LION-GIRL” STARRING SWAMP THING’S DEREK MEARS WITH NEW TRAILER AND POSTER ART
Los Angeles, California (September 8th, 2023) – Cleopatra Entertainment has set the North American and United Kingdom release date for LION-GIRL, a new Japanese Superhero film written and directed by cult film master Kurando Mitsutake and based on characters created by Japanese manga legend Go Nagai. The film will be released on Digital Platforms and on special Home Entertainment Blu-Ray and DVD formats on November 7th, 2023.
To accommodate the official release date, Cleopatra has launched a brand-new Trailer and a new Poster that is unique for its English-speaking territories. The U.S. Theatrical premiere at the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood this past August quickly sold out and was a success, enjoyed by a robust audience that included key cast and crew members. The special edition Blu-Ray version is chock full of bonus items, such as an exclusive on-camera interview with Go Nagai himself, a behind the scenes documentary film about the making of Lion-Girl and as an extra bonus, footage from the Hollywood Theatrical premiere that includes a Q&A with Director Kurando Mitsutake and the stars of the film.
Shot entirely in Los Angeles during the height of the Covid lockdown, LION-GIRL was produced in association with Tokyo’s TOEI VIDEO and tells the story of survivors of a meteor shower who are left to defend themselves against each other and monsters known as “Anoroc” who hunt and kill human beings for their lifeforce.
LION-GIRL has been making the rounds and gathering rave film critic reviews after its recent international film festival run as an official selection at The Fantastic Film Festival Australia and the Grossmann Fantastic Film Festival (Slovenia).
The film stars Derek Mears (FRIDAY THE 13th, , PREDATORS), Tori Griffith (WAKE UP, PRINCESS OF THE ROW), Damian TooFeek Raven (THE CHADWICK JOURNALS), David Sakurai (FANTASTIC BEASTS, ALFA), Shelby Lee Parks (GOOD TROUBLE), Matt Standley (FAIRYLAND, DON’T TEAR YOURSELF APART) and Joey Iwanaga (ENTER THE FAT DRAGON, RUROUNI KENSHIN: Final Chapter).