Beautifully restored in HD, this classic film is now released for the first time in North America on Blu Ray.
Ono Masahiko is an unlucky gas station attendant who belongs to a losing junior baseball team. When the local yakuza threaten and capture his coach, he and a friend get more than they bargained for when they travel to Okinawa seeking revenge. This is the second feature film from renowned action auteur Takeshi "Beat" Kitano.… mehr
New Collector's Edition art by Benjamin Marra, the influential comic creator and artist, commissioned exclusively for retrospective screenings and the Blu Ray/DVD re-release.
Bonus Features, include: 20-minute featurette, Okinawa Days: Takeshi's Second Debut; Original Boiling Point trailer.
Package, includes: Collector's Booklet, featuring film essay by Tom Vick, the Asian film Curator for the Freer and Sackler Galleries (The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art); cast and crew credits; chapter breaks; stills.
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Turin Int'l Film Festival
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Mr. Kitano himself turns up in a striking performance as Uehara, an independent, perverse gangster who becomes Masaki's guide on a journey through the Japanese underworld and into the new manhood. - Lawrence Van Gelder, The New York Times
I can think of no working director who uses stillness as gracefully and effectively as Takeshi Kitano. --Sean Axmaker, Seattle Weekly
The funniest film to date from a key '90s filmmaker. --Time Out weniger