After four long years out of the movie industry, Toshiaki Toyoda is finally coming out with a new movie called Yomigaeri no Chi (literally “Blood of Resurrection”). Toyoda, director of “Blue Spring” and “9 Souls” got busted for posession of stimulants in September of 2005, jeopardizing the release of his film “Hanging Garden”. He was eventually convicted and ended up getting a 3-year suspended sentence of 2 years in prison.
The film is based on the famous kabuki legend of Oguri Hangan, who was said to have traveled to the holy land of Kumano to be resurrected after nearly dying from poison. Toyoda became acquainted with the legend last spring and had confidence that he could turn it into a movie, adding that he wants to show the strength of human vitality.
44-year-old musician Tatsuya Nakamura is set to star. Masao Kusakari, his daughter Mayuu Kusakari, Hirofumi Arai, and Toyoda favorite Itsuji Itao will also appear.
I can’t WAIT to see this flick, and if anyone knows where I can score a copy of UNCHAIN, please hit me up on the forums or in a comment!