After premiering at Sundance in January, Flying Lotus’ grotesque directorial debut Kuso has been picked up by horror streaming service Shudder.
The film is set for wide release on Shudder July 21. Kuso will also play in select theaters and become available on iTunes and Amazon the same day.
The film abstractly tells a story of Los Angeles following an apocalyptic earthquake. Called “the grossest movie ever made” by The Verge, the film’s Sundance screening reportedly caused numerous audience members to walk out.
Iesha Coston, Zack Fox, Anders Holm, Tim Heidecker, Hannibal Burress and George Clinton star in the film, which features some disturbing circumstances that have drawn comparisons to Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel’s 1929 surrealist short film Un Chien Andalou.
As could only be expected, the film also features a long list of music contributors, including Aphex Twin, Thundercat, Akira Yamaoka, Kamasi Washington and Flying Lotus himself.
The producer and rapper took to Twitter today to detail the release. He praised Shudder, claiming Netflix was “afraid” of he and writer David Firth. He also confirmed a physical release for the film is still to come.
Watch the trailer for Kuso below and see Flying Lotus’ remarks from Twitter further down.