Before We Vanish — U.S. Trailer


added: Thu, Jan 18th '18

It's been described by a critic as "the most f--ked up sci-fi movie of the year." And judging from the trailer, we can certainly see why someone would come to that conclusion.

Check out the U.S. trailer for "Before We Vanish," the latest genre-bending thriller from acclaimed Japanese horror filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Tokyo Sonata, Pulse).

It's the director's 20th film. And it follows three aliens as they take over three human bodies shortly after arriving on Earth. The aliens are on an undercover reconnaissance mission to survey the planet and its defences in preparation for a mass alien invasion. And if any Earthling gets in their way, (as you will see in the above trailer) they'll be automatically eliminated by a hail of gunfire.

Starring Masami Nagasawa, Ryuhei Matsuda, and Mahiro Takasugi, "Before We Vanish" spent the better part of last year running on the festival circuit, which included premiere screenings at Cannes and Fantastic Fest.

The film is the first acquisition by Super LTD, the newly-launched specialty genre label from NEON, which is the U.S. distribution company that was co-founded by Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League.

"Before We Vanish" will be opening in select U.S. theaters on February 2nd.

In his twentieth film, acclaimed horror director Kiyoshi Kurosawa reinvents the alien movie as a unique and profoundly human tale of love and mystery. Three aliens travel to Earth on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a mass invasion. Having taken possession of human bodies, the visitors rob the hosts of their essence -- good, evil, property, family, belonging -- leaving only hollow shells, which are all but unrecognizable to their loved ones. Equally hilarious, thrilling, and profound, BEFORE WE VANISH reminds audiences of the continued strength of one of Japanese cinema's most unique auteurs -- and the value of the human spirit.


directed by   Kiyoshi Kurosawa

starring   Masami Nagasawa, Ryuhei Matsuda, Mahiro Takasugi

release date   February 2, 2018 (in select theaters)

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