Friday, November 1, 2013

Takeshi Kitano Goes BEYOND OUTRAGE In A New U.S. Red-Band Trailer

Magnet Photographs unveiled the new trailer this week for its forthcoming VoD and limited theatrical release of Japanese filmmaking maestro Takeshi Kitano's Beyond Outrage. Originally titled with each words switched, the film is the second installation of Kitano's Yakuza thriller given that the 2010 film, Outrage, hitting the film festival circuit in late 2012 prior to opening in Japan a month later. Regardless of garnering mixed testimonials, the fan reaction was largely good with the film's producers seeking a trilogy from Kitano, the franchise's lead star, writer and director who was already the recipient of the Ideal Director award at the 7th Asian Film Awards by then.

Beyond Outrage also stars Toshiyuki Nishida, Tomokazu Miura, Ryo Kase, Hideo Nakano, Yutaka Matsushige, Fumiyo Kohinata, Katsunori Takahashi, Kenta Kiritani, Hirofumi Arai, Sansei Shiomi, Akira Nakao and Shigeru Koyama. The film goes digital on November 28 just before hitting the massive screen on the week of January three next year.

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With BEYOND OUTRAGE, action cinema master Takeshi Kitano returns to the hard boiled characters, black comedy and unflinching violence of his yakuza saga, OUTRAGE. This time, a manipulative police crackdown on organized crime has ignited a difficult energy struggle in the yakuza underworld. 
The Sanno crime household has grown into a huge organization dominated by young executives whose new strategy to running the loved ones is causing aggravation and pent-up resentment with the old-guard members. This vulnerability in the Sanno hierarchy is precisely what anti-gang detective Kataoka has been looking for, as the police force prepares a full-scale crackdown. 
Kataoka desires begin a war in between Sanno and the neighboring Hanabishi crime family members in the hopes that they destroy each other. His trump card is Otomo (Kitano) – the rumored-dead boss of a defunct family members that was destroyed by the Sanno, who has just been released from prison. Otomo wants to retire from a life of crime, but finds himself drawn back in through Kataoka’s manipulations as the Sanno and Hanabishi clans teeter on the brink of an all-out war.
Takeshi Kitano Goes BEYOND OUTRAGE In A New U.S. Red-Band Trailer
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