Kitano's VIOLENT COP Gets A Blu-Ray US Re-Release This Fall
Filmmaking multi-hyphenate Kitano Takeshi's career hasn't been all about putting hard-boiled violence and gangsters on screen. Surely enough though, when he does, it leaves a lasting impression that often feels someone enigmatic in its clear-cut resolve.
In one of his first dramatic roles, writer/director Takeshi "Beat" Kitano plays Detective Azuma, a hostile cop who's not afraid of using violent means to catch his culprits. When his sister is kidnapped by a sadistic drug lord, Azuma's Dirty Harry-style tactics escalate in his quest for vengeance.