Japanese remake of Cube available to stream as SCREAMBOX Original

Cube - Courtesy SCREAMBOX
Cube - Courtesy SCREAMBOX /

Canadian science-fiction / horror mashup Cube was released in 1997, and over the years it has grown to cult status. It was popular enough to garner a sequel (Cube 2: Hypercube) and a prequel (Cube Zero) before it received a recent Japanese remake.

Now the remake of Cube will be available to stream as a SCREAMBOX Original. Cube will be available on SCREAMBOX and as video on demand via Bloody Disgusting and Cinedigm.

Interestingly, the original version experienced very mixed success. It was a box office failure in its home country of Canada, but had great success in France. In Japan, it was the top video rental for quite some time, and that may be why the Japanese decided to remake it.

Cube will be available to stream or rent on April 11

In Cube, a group of strangers regain consciousness in a room that none of them recognizes. The room is enclosed, inscribed with a strange code, and as the people try to escape, they discover something terrifying: it’s also booby trapped. These are fun traps either, they are deadly.

Cube – Courtesy SCREAMBOX /

As the trapped strangers continue to look for ways to escape, they begin to suspect one another, and their distrust makes it even more difficult to work together – which they must do in order to survive.

Not sold yet on the remake? It might help to know that Vincenzo Natali, writer/director of the original film served as the executive producer for this remake.  For this new take on the cult film, Yasuhiko Shimizu directed, and Koji Tokuo wrote the script.

Cube stars Masaki Suda, Anne Watanabe, Masaki Okada, Takumi Saitoh, Kotaro Yoshida and Hikaru Tashiro.

Managing Director of Bloody Disgusting Brad Miska refers to the original film as “a modern cult classic”, siting its unique story and production design. He said the remake honors its source material, and predicts that anyone who loved the 1997 film will definitely be on board.

Looking into a subscription to SCREAMBOX? Good call! Cube will join the horror streaming platform’s ever-growing film collection, which includes The Outwaters, Living with Chucky, Terrifier 2, 13 Nights of Elvira, Sleepaway Camp, Re-Animator, Hell House LLC, Toxic Crusaders and Pennywise: The Story of IT.

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