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Review: ‘Outrage Coda’ is a Playfully Complex Yakuza Revenge Tale

Thrilling, talky, and densely plotted to a point of convolution, Outrage Coda closes Takeshi Kitano’s Outrage trilogy, which follows various warring yakuza crime organizations in Japan and now, South Korea, centering around an enforcer named Otomo, played by Kitano under his acting name Beat Takeshi. It’s interesting that Kitano’s work first hit North America under the banner of Quentin Tarantino’s Rolling Thunder Pictures. Luckily for audiences, Kitano is a filmmaker utterly unspoiled by the post-Tarantino wave in which hitmen became preoccupied by discussions about the discography of Hall & Oates as they sliced their target’s throat with a garrote wire. (Although the two filmmakers do share a love of Godard.) Outrage Coda is a gangster revenge film which slyly favors plot over character; where the violent antiheroes talk about the film’s plot, and absolutely nothing else.

After Otomo becomes aligned with a Korean crime organization,
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Film Review: Outrage Coda (2017) by Takeshi Kitano

“I still have something to do.”

“Don’t be too reckless.” Shortly after the release of “Beyond Outrage”, the first sequel he filmed to this day, Kitano stated how he wanted to conclude his modern day-narrative on the yakuza. Besides the financial success of the last two films, a conclusion seems to be the logical next step after focusing on the hierarchy within the underworld (“Outrage”) and its evolution to a business (“Beyond Outrage”). The last entry into the series would be centered around the individual and highlight the lasting consequences of Otomo’s actions and those of the other characters.

Outrage Coda is screening at the Toronto Japanese Film Festival

Despite their roots within the cinema of directors like Ken Takakura or Kinji Fukasaku, Kitano emphasizes how he regards his films as different from these traditions. Even though his approach remains stylized, the image of the yakuza as an
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When Christopher Nolan Met Takanori Iwata: The Director Speaks at Dunkirk‘s Japanese Press Launch

Contrary to popular belief, the Japanese are not totally averse to watching war movies, with Clint Eastwood’s Letters from Iwo Jima and Peter Webber’s Emperor being fairly well-received in recent years. However, those films undoubtedly owed their success to the presence of revered Japanese actors Ken Watanabe and Toshiyuki Nishida, boy-band idol Kazunari Ninomiya and the calmly authoritative Tommy Lee Jones (who is so big over here that he fronts a major coffee brand). Given that Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk offers none of the above, one wondered how the Tokyo media conference, held at the plush Roppongi Hills complex on Thursday […]
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First English-language trailer for Takeshi Kitano's 'Outrage Coda'

First English-language trailer for Takeshi Kitano's 'Outrage Coda'
Exclusive: Watch first teaser for final film in Kitano’s Outrage Trilogy.

Screen can reveal the first full-length English language trailer for Outrage Coda, written, directed, and starring Takeshi Kitano.

Watch the trailer for the Yakuza thriller below or on YouTube Here.

Outrage Coda is the third and final instalment in Kitano’s Outrage trilogy. Starring alongside Beat Takeshi are Toshiyuki Nishida, Nao Ohmori, and Pierre Taki.

The plot sees veteran gangster Otomo attempting to rebuild his old gang having returned from exile in Korea, and settling old scores once and for all.

Warner Bros Japan and Office Kitano are releasing the film in Japan on October 7, with the film set to premiere internationally in an Autumn festival.

It is a Bandai Visual, TV Tokyo, Warner Bros Pictures Japan, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation and Office Kitano Production. Co-producers are Masayuki Mori and Takio Yoshida.

Celluloid Dreams handles world sales.

The film crew includes composer Keiichi Suzuki, cinematographer [link=nm
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Takeshi Kitano Returns in First Teaser for Threequel ‘Outrage 0: Coda’

The third installment of the action-packed Outrage saga has just been given its first teaser. Although the footage is very brief, it does provide clues for what adventure lies ahead for star Takeshi Kitano, in a project which should hopefully give him more to do than Ghost in the Shell.

For those unfamiliar with the Outrage films, they follow underground organized crime in Japan, and center on Kitano’s character Otomo. From what’s been revealed by the teaser, Otomo is back with a vengeance as we see an assortment of yakuza-related activity.

The film is written, directed, and stars Kitano, who joins Toshiyuki Nishida, Nao Omori, Pierre Taki, and Ren Osugi. See the teaser below thanks to Screen Anarchy.

While Hanada (Pierre Taki) is in South Korea on a business trip, he kills CEO Jang’s subordinate. CEO Jang holds tremendous power in South Korea. A highly volatile situation
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Sion Sono’s Love and Peace

Sion Sono's Love and PeaceSTORY72%DIRECTION75%ACTING70%VISUALS80%POSITIVESGreat story in the distinct Sono styleActing matching the general aesthetics to the fullestGreat, retro visualsNegativesA small time frame that the film seems a bit lagging2016-06-1474%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (0 Votes)0%

Sion Sono takes another trip towards the preposterous, this time managing to mix tokusatsu, kaiju, and family film elements while mocking a vast plethora of notions, including the Olympic Games, history, the music industry, bullying, pop culture, and even Santa Claus.

Ryoichi is the definition of loser. When he was young, he dreamt of becoming a punk rock star but instead ended up being a timid white-collar employee of a musical parts company. Furthermore, everybody seems to constantly mock him and that includes not just his co-workers and boss, but actually everybody. From the passengers of the train he takes to work every day, who seem to stare at him perpetually,
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Fantastic Fest ’15: Sion Sono delivers another masterpiece with ‘Love & Peace’

Love & Peace

Written & Directed by Sion Sono

Japan, 2015

Love & Peace should not work. This fantasy-dramedy concoction from Japan’s mad genius, Sion Sono, combines absurdist comedy, serious drama, musical numbers, satire, and untold other genres in ways that simply shouldn’t be done. And yet, it works completely. What other film this year can make you laugh, cry, and feel inspired, all at the same time? Simply put, Love & Peace is one 2015’s best films and it demands to be seen.

Ryoichi Suzuki (Hiroki Hasegawa) is a loser. He failed as a rock singer, is mercilessly ridiculed at his thankless office job, and can’t even muster the courage to speak to his secret love, Yuko (Kumiko Aso). None of that stops him from having huge dreams, of course. With the Tokyo Olympiad approaching in 2020, Ryoichi dreams of performing in the newly-minted Nippon Stadium. He’ll ascend to rock-god status
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Beyond Outrage Movie Review

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Beyond Outrage Movie Review
Title: Beyond Outrage (Aka Outrage Beyond) Directed by: Takeshi Kitano Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tomokazu Miura, Fumiyo Kohinata Running time: 112 minutes, Rated R, Available now on VOD/iTunes – In theaters 01/03/14 The anticipated sequel to Outrage. The police have organized a crackdown of the two major Yakuza crime sydicates – the Sanno and Hanabishi. Detective Kataoka (Fumiyo Kohinata) proposes an early prison realase of Otomo (Takeshi Kitano), a former Yakuza. Kataoka hopes that Otomo will seek out revenge from being forced to serve time and take out the bosses of both syndicates. His plan works and both syndicates are forced to unite. How far will Otomo take his [ Read More ]

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Exclusive: Beyond Outrage TV Spot

Exclusive: Beyond Outrage TV Spot
Internationally-renowned actor-director Takeshi Kitano returns with Beyond Outrage, his follow up to 2011's Outrage. We have an exclusive TV spot for fans to check out, before this action-packed sequel arrives on iTunes and other VOD formats November 28, ahead of its theatrical debut on January 3, 2014. This explosive thriller co-stars Ryo Kase, Toshiyuki Nishida and Shun Sugata.

With Beyond Outrage, action cinema master Takeshi Kitano returns to the hard boiled characters, black comedy and unflinching violence of his crime masterpiece Outrage. This time, a manipulative police crackdown on organized crime has ignited a tricky power struggle in the yakuza underworld.

The Sanno crime family has grown into a massive organization dominated by young executives whose new approach to running the family is causing frustration and pent-up resentment with the old-guard members. This vulnerability in the Sanno hierarchy is exactly what anti-gang detective Kataoka has been looking for, as the police force prepares a full-scale crackdown.
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Kitano Returns In ‘Beyond Outrage’ Trailer

Takeshi Kitano is a talent agency unto himself. The comedian, writer, director, game show participant (of Takeshi’s Castle fame) has always delivered some of the most beautiful, violent, and funniest films around. His classics, including Dolls, Sonatine, and Hana-bi are just some of the examples of his exceptional work. Now he ventures into sequel territory with Beyond Outrageous, the follow-up to 2010′s Outrage. Following on from the events of the last film, Ohtomo (Kitano) is out for revenge, which ignites an all out Yakuza war on the streets of Japan. The trailer promises plenty of Kitano’s signature sudden and shocking violence, as well as glimpses of his dark humour.

Beyond Outrage will hit iTunes and On Demand services 28th November, with a cinematic release in the Us on 3rd January. It stars Takeshi Kitano, Ryo Kase, Toshiyuki Nishida, Shun Sugata, Ken Mitsuishi, and Tomokazu Miura.

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Outrage Beyond – Takeshi Kitano (Trailer 2013)

Takeshi Kitano is back!! Watch the Red Band Trailer of Outrage Beyond the long waited sequel of Outrage (2010).

The great Japanese director Takeshi Kitano returns to the big screen with the genre that gave him international recognition and made him one of the best Asian filmmakers.

Outrage Beyond

Director: Takeshi Kitano

Screenwriter: Takeshi Kitano

Cast: Beat Takeshi (Takeshi Kitano), Toshiyuki Nishida, Tomokazu Miura, Ryo Kase, Hideo Nakano, Yutaka Matsushige, Fumiyo Kohinata

Music: Keiichi Suzuki

Photography: Katsumi Yanagijma

Production: Japan | 2012

Original Title: Autoreiji Biyondo

Duration: 110 minutes

Rated: R

Ôtomo (Beat Takeshi) now a free man seek to live his life away from the yakuza world but during his imprisonment, things have changed. The Sanno family – who destroyed Ôtomo´s family – has become too powerful and the old-guard members felt that the young leaders are risking the whole business because of their extreme greed. Knowing this situation, Kataoka -an anti-gang detective decides
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Exclusive: Emperor 'Revenge or Justice' Featurette

Exclusive: Emperor 'Revenge or Justice' Featurette
The filmmakers behind the World War II drama Emperor take us behind-the-scenes in our exclusive featurette for the Blu-ray and DVD. Tommy Lee Jones stars as General Douglas MacArthur, who arrived in Japan in 1945 shortly after Emperor Hirohito surrendered at the end of World War II. Crew members describe how they turned modern-day New Zealand into 1940s Japan to recreate historic moments such as MacArthur's arrival in the country.

General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) is sent to Japan immediately after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender in 1945 and suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation. He challenges his expert of Japanese culture - General Fellers (Matthew Fox) - to provide evidence in 10 short days to decide if the Japanese Emperor, worshipped as a God by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved? The fate of a nation awaits...

Special Features:
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Exclusive: Emporer 'Revenge or Justice' Featurette

Exclusive: Emporer 'Revenge or Justice' Featurette
The filmmakers behind the World War II drama Emperor take us behind-the-scenes in our exclusive featurette for the Blu-ray and DVD. Tommy Lee Jones stars as General Douglas MacArthur, who arrived in Japan in 1945 shortly after Emperor Hirohito surrendered at the end of World War II. Crew members describe how they turned modern-day New Zealand into 1940s Japan to recreate historic moments such as MacArthur's arrival in the country.

General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) is sent to Japan immediately after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender in 1945 and suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation. He challenges his expert of Japanese culture - General Fellers (Matthew Fox) - to provide evidence in 10 short days to decide if the Japanese Emperor, worshipped as a God by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved? The fate of a nation awaits...

Special Features:
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The Ramen Girl

Brittany Murphy - in one of her final performances - played Abby, an American woman stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for a new direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master Maezumi (Toshiyuki Nishida). Attractively respectful of Japanese culture, this kicks off in the same vein as Lost In Translation and pleasingly closes like Tampopo.
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Giveaway – Win Run Of Engagement Passes To See Tommy Lee Jones In Emperor In St. Louis

Matthew Fox (World War Z, Alex Cross, “Lost”) joins with Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln, No Country For Old Men, The Fugitive, Hope Springs), newcomer Eriko Hatsune and award-winning Japanese star Toshiyuki Nishida to bring to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture – and psychological warfare – General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved? Caught between the high-wire political intrigue of his urgent mission and his own impassioned search for the mysterious school teacher (Hatsune) who first drew him to Japan, Fellers can be certain only that the
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Exclusive Interview: Director Peter Webber Discusses His WWII Drama Emperor Starring Matthew Fox & Tommy Lee Jones

A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, Emperor unfolds the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of postwar Japan. Matthew Fox (World War Z, Alex Cross) joins with Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln, The Fugitive), newcomer Eriko Hatsune and award-winning Japanese star Toshiyuki Nishida to bring to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture – and psychological warfare – General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the...
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New Emperor movie clip "Fearless"

Watch a fresh clip from Roadside Attractions' Emperor war drama starring Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones. Peter Webber directs the film which was seen at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, and opens in theaters from March 8th, 2013. Emperor is based on the book by Shiro Okamoto, adapted for the screen by Vera Blasi and David Klass. The strong cast also includes Eriko Hatsune, Toshiyuki Nishida and Masayoshi Haneda. A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, Emperor unfolds the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of postwar Japan. Matthew Fox joins with Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones, newcomer Eriko Hatsune and award-winning Japanese star Toshiyuki Nishida to bring to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender.
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New Emperor movie clip "Fearless"

Watch a fresh clip from Roadside Attractions' Emperor war drama starring Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones. Peter Webber directs the film which was seen at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, and opens in theaters from March 8th, 2013. Emperor is based on the book by Shiro Okamoto, adapted for the screen by Vera Blasi and David Klass. The strong cast also includes Eriko Hatsune, Toshiyuki Nishida and Masayoshi Haneda. A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, Emperor unfolds the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of postwar Japan. Matthew Fox joins with Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones, newcomer Eriko Hatsune and award-winning Japanese star Toshiyuki Nishida to bring to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender.
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New Emperor Stills Released Featuring Matthew Fox & Tommy Lee Jones

A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, Emperor unfolds the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of postwar Japan. Matthew Fox (World War Z, Alex Cross) joins with Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln, The Fugitive), newcomer Eriko Hatsune and award-winning Japanese star Toshiyuki Nishida to bring to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture – and psychological warfare – General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the...
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New Clip from Emperor Starring Tommy Lee Jones as General Douglas MacArthur

A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, Emperor unfolds the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of postwar Japan. Matthew Fox (World War Z, Alex Cross) joins with Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln, The Fugitive), newcomer Eriko Hatsune and award-winning Japanese star Toshiyuki Nishida to bring to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture – and psychological warfare – General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the...
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