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Today, New York independent distributor Film Movement Classics unveils the brand-new poster for Takeshi Kitano’s 1990 film “Boiling Point,” designed exclusively for retrospective screenings by comic book artist Benjamin Marra. Marra designed the film’s one-sheet with a colorful, stylized illustration highlighting baseball and the Yakuza. Check it out below.
The film follows Masaki (Yûrei Yanagi), an unassuming gas station attendant who is a member of the losing sandlot baseball team The Eagles. After he runs afoul of a belligerent yakuza, The Eagles manager, an ex-yakuza himself, gets involved, setting Masaki on a haphazard quest for guns in Okinawa with his friend Kazuo (Duncan). There they are befriended by the extremely eccentric yakuza boss Takashi (Takeshi “Beat” Kitano), leading them straight into the tangled web of organized crime.
Benjamin Marra is best known for “Night Business, »
- Vikram Murthi
All feature new 2K remasters from Office Kitano!
The first 1000 copies of each feature cardboard slipcases with new illustrated artwork by Marie Bergeron supported by Filmdoo’s Film Creativity Competition.
All 3 now available to pre-order at: http://amzn.to/20wQ1BA
Hana-bi – January 11th
30 minute documentary from the film’s original release
Interview with Takeshi Kitano from the film’s original release
New Audio commentary by film critic Mark Schilling
New trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwTWtAE3ylY
Kikujiro – February 22nd
Dolls – March 14th
Behind the Scenes
Video from the film’s premiere at the Venice Film Festival
Takeshi Kitano – Biography
- Panos Kotzathanasis
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