A VOD/digital and theatrical release for the Midnight Madness title is planned for 2014.
Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to Hitoshi Matsumoto’s R100.
The film centres on a lonely everyman (played by Nao Ohmori) who hires a boutique S&M agency that specialises in random acts of extreme public degradation. When he finds he is unable to end his relationship with the club, he is pursued by a gang of ruthless dominatrices, each with a very unique talent.
R100 received its world premiere as part of Toronto’s Midnight Madness section and made its US premiere at Fantastic Fest last weekend.
The deal was negotiated by Drafthouse Films founder Tim League and James Emanuel Shapiro on behalf of Drafthouse Films and Miyuki Takamatsu of Free Stone Productions on behalf of the producers.
League commented: “There’s probably no bigger fan of Hitoshi Matsumoto’s comedy in North America than me. Without Matsumoto, there’s no Jackass; there’s no extreme reality TV. With the release of his brilliant new film R100, I hope to expose this legendary comic genius to a new, wide audience.”
A VOD/digital and theatrical release is planned for 2014.