Takeshi Kitano (aka Beat Takeshi, aka Vic Romano) is coming back to U.S. theaters with Outrage, another heaping helping of his brand of violence. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2010, Outrage will be available on Magnolia On-Demand on October 28th and will have a limited theatrical run starting December 2nd. The first film was so popular that a sequel to Outrage is being made in Japan right now. (Hopefully it will be titled Outrageous, which you just read in Aquaman’s voice.)
This red band trailer is exclusively available on Hulu, so people outside of the the U.S. won’t be able to view it. Enjoy the violence after the jump.[Via /Film]
Takeshi’s career has fascinated me ever since I first saw his movies Fireworks, Sonatine, and Kikujiro almost 10 years ago. He’s a comedian, he designed an infuriating video game (the infamous Takeshi’s Challenge on Famicom), he’s a painter, he’s a poet, and he’s one of Japan’s great living filmmakers. Between his re-imagining of Zatoichi and his Outrage films, Takeshi did a semi-autobiographical trilogy of surreal comedy, which, along with Outrage, is something I’m eager to see.