The Empire Of Corpses (Shisha No Teikoku)
CineArts Santana Row Screen 6Thu, Mar 10, 2016 9:30 PM Event Date Passed  
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Section:Global Landscapes Competition
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:United States
Production Country:Japan
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ryôtarô Makihara
Producer:Noriko Ozaki
George Wada
Takashi Yoshizawa
Screenwriter:Hiroshi Seko
Midori Goto
Koji Yamamoto
Music:Yoshihiro Ike
Editor:Hida Aya
Cast:Yoshimasa Hosoya
Ayumu Murase
Taiten Kusunoki
Kana Hanazawa
Daiki Yamashita
Shin-ichiro Miki

Exciting adventures in a zombie-powered Steampunk world.
Ever wonder what the world would be like if the British Empire had been built upon a working class of reanimated corpses? Welcome to The Empire of Corpses. Director Ryotaro Makihara delivers a highly stylized, hold-onto-the-seat-of-your-pants, modern anime adventure where corpse reanimation technology is so successful that it threatens to topple the living population. John Watson, a brilliant medical student, has been invited to join the UK's exclusive secret society to unearth the memoirs of Victor Frankenstein himself. What John doesn't know is that the rabbit hole of the soulless meanders down a harrowing, bizarre path of chaos and turmoil—leading to a very bad case of monster pie! It's an exciting and visually stunning experience and a welcome addition to the science fiction genre. - Jane Henning

Additional Information

Screening sponsored by Applied Materials Foundation