Magnet Press Release: Outrage: Way of the Yakuza (DVD)

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    Acclaimed Filmmaker Takeshi Kitano Returns In The Gangster Thriller Exploding Onto Blu-ray Disc And DVD January 31 From Magnolia Home Entertainment Under The Magnet Label


    A beautifully staged marvel that confidently reasserts Kitano’s considerable cinematic gifts.”

    - Variety

    “Kitano's pristine direction and smooth camera movement always juxtapose the unsettling action with a beautifully crisp formalism that makes the film increasingly disturbing.”

    - Slant

    A must see for Japanese cinephiles.”

    - Movie Buzzers

    Takeshi Kitano returns to his roots.”

    - Los Angeles Daily News

    LOS ANGELES, CALIF. “The king of yakuza epics” (Variety), visionary director Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale Brother) is back with “arguably his best film in a decade” (Hollywood Reporter),OUTRAGE: WAY OF THE YAKUZA, arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD January 31 from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Label. Called the “Scorsese of Japan when it comes to well crafted organized crime flicks” (Movie Buzzers), Kitano wrote, directed and stars in the action-packed gangster film, nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

    From the producers of Brother and Fireworks, “the truly iconic international crime film” (Twitch), OUTRAGE: WAY OF THE YAKUZA begins when a boss of the notorious Japanese crime syndicate, the “yakuza,” issues an order to his associates to keep a rival gang in line. The task falls on Otomo (Kitano), who soon instigates a play for power that creates an all-out gang war, illustrating the brutal fate that befalls anyone who dares to violate the structured ways of the yakuza.

    In the film that bursts “with direct cinematic power” (Hollywood Reporter), OUTRAGE: WAY OF THE YAKUZA also stars Ryo Kase (Letters from Iwo Jima). The Blu-ray Disc and DVD is exploding with special features including cast interviews, a behind the scenes documentary, the red carpet premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, premiere screening Q&A and more. The OUTRAGE: WAY OF THE YAKUZA Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 and $26.98, respectively.


    In a ruthless battle for power, several yakuza clans vie for the favor of their head family in the Japanese underworld. The rival bosses seek to rise through the ranks by scheming and making allegiances sworn over saké. Long-time yakuza Otomo has seen his kind go from elaborate body tattoos and severed fingertips to becoming important players on the stock market. Theirs is a never-ending struggle to end up on top, or at least survive, in a corrupt world where there are no heroes but constant betrayal and vengeance.

    Bonus Features Cast Interview: Making OUTRAGE: WAY OF THE YAKUZA OUTRAGE: WAY OF THE YAKUZA ßInside Out: Behind The Scenes Documentary Cast Panel Interview Premiere Q&A Cannes “Red Carpet” Premiere With Takeshi Kitano U.S. Trailer International Trailer

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