FUNimation® Entertainment today announced it has acquired home entertainment, digital and merchandising rights to the live action horror comedy VAMPIRE GIRL VS. FRANKENSTEIN GIRL from Eleven Arts Entertainment.
VAMPIRE GIRL VS FRANKENSTEIN GIRL was directed by Naoyuki Tomomatsu and Yoshihiro Tomomatsu, the dark minds that brought you cult classics like TOKYO GORE POLICE, THE MACHINE GIRL, and ROBOGEISHA. The film premiered worldwide at the 2009 NY Asian Film Festival where it won the prestigious Audience Award. Since then it has screened all over the world including the Toronto After Dark Film Festival and the Hong Kong International Film Festival.
VAMPIRE GIRL VS FRANKENSTEIN GIRL begins a series of screenings at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada starting tonight, followed by screenings on April 15 and April 16. Next week, The Nashville Independent Film Festival will present a late night screening of VAMPIRE GIRL VS FRANKENSTEIN GIRL on April 20.
About VAMPIRE GIRL VS. FRANKENSTEIN GIRL
Valentine’s Day turns twisted for Mizushima after the vampire schoolgirl Monami gives him a chocolate laced with vampire blood. One bite of the delicious sweet infects him with immortality. This does not sit well with Mizushima’s jealous girlfriend Keiko. She wants him all to herself. A bloody battle between the two women ends with Keiko falling to her death. To her luck, Keiko’s mad scientist father reanimates her into an undead Frankenstein girl. Now on a level playing field, the undead damsels fight for the heart of Mizushima.
FUNimation Entertainment will release the film on DVD and Blu-ray in October 2010.
About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is the leading company for Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation is known for acquiring top-rated anime series from Japan and for being the market share leader for home video sales of anime in the United States. The company has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution.