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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: SY-9139
  • Format: DVD
  • UPC: 684457913924
  • Street Date: 07/11/23
  • PreBook Date: 06/06/23
  • Label: Synergetic Distribution »
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy
  • Run Time: 101 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2017
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot:
  • Territory: US
  • Language: Japanese


Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Takahide Hori as Francis / Julian / Hokuro / Doctor / Assistant
  •        Atsuko Miyake as Nico / children / Woman
  •        Yuki Sugiyama as Woman Bosses
  • Director: Takahide Hori


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Junk Head

In the future, humans try to escape global destruction by moving underground in this award winning stop-motion animated film by Takehide Hori.

Junk Head
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Mankind can no longer reproduce because of gene manipulation aimed at making life longer. The clones ruling the bottomless underworld may have become fertile. Parton is selected to go on a mission through a subterranean labyrinth crawling with monsters to secure humanity's future.


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Sales Points

  • 2021 New York Asian Film Festival - WINNER! Audience Award
  • 2017 Fantasia Film Festival - WINNER! Satoshi Kon Award, Best Animated Feature - Special Mention
  • 2017 Fantastic Festival - WINNER! best Director, Takehide Hori
  • 100%: Tomatometer! Rotten Tomatoes
  • 2021 Festival Européen du Film Fantastique de Strasbourg - WINNER! Golden Stork Award
  • Hailed by Academy Award Winning director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) as a “work of deranged brilliance”

Press Quotes

It is such a consistently imaginative piece and not just in terms of character design but framing, editing, and the other elements needed to make a stop-motion feature work.

     —Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

There is an undeniable dark maturity, stemming from the post-Apocalyptic undercurrent, and Junk Head's search for meaning. Yet there is also warmth and charm amid the grisly monster attacks.

     —Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle

Junk Head is as unsettling and gory as Cronenberg and as grand and sad as del Toro, with creature design that brings to mind H.R. Giger.

     —Andrew Todd, Birth. Movies. Death.

There’s such a wild sense of creativity on display here that you can’t help but admire what Hori has created.

     —IAN JANE, Rock Shock Pop


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