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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
Baywatch: David Hasselhoff, who starred in the television series Baywatch as lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, will join Dwayne Johnson in a big-screen version of Baywatch. Johnson, who is playing Buchannon in the movie, says that Hasselhoff is in "the best shape he's been in years," though he did not specify what role Hasselhoff would be playing. The movie is scheduled for release on May 19, 2017. [Facebook] Ghost in the Shell: Takeshi "Beat" Kitano (above in Beyond Outrage), a veteran actor and filmmaker, will join Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is set to direct the live-action movie, based on a Japanese manga about a counter-cyberterrorist organization. Kitano is a prolific and popular...
- Peter Martin
Ghost in the Shell: Takeshi Kitano (above in Beyond Outrage), a veteran actor and filmmaker, will join Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is set to direct the live-action movie, based on a Japanese manga about a counter-cyberterrorist organization. Kitano is a prolific and popular presence in Japan on television and in films; his last appearance in a Hollywood production came in 1995's Johnny Mnemonic. [Cinema Today via TwitchFilm]...
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3 items from 2016
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