極道兵器 (Gokudou Heiki)
New York Premiere
Saturday, July 9, 2011
2011. 106 min., HD Cam, in Japanese with English subtitles.
Directed by Tak Sakaguchi and Yudai Yamaguchi. With Tak Sakaguchi, Jun Murakami, Mei Kurokawa, Shingo Tsurumi, Akaji Maro, Takashi Nishina, Akihiko Sai, Arata Yamanaka, Ayano Washizu, Jhonmyon Pe, Cay Izumi.
After four years overseas, Shozo returns to Japan to avenge his yakuza boss who was assassinated by his own treacherous top man, Kurawaki. The resulting battle leaves both men severely injured, and Shozo awakens in a mysterious medical facility to find his arm replaced with an M61 Vulcan cannon and his leg replaced with a rocket launcher. Meanwhile, Kurawaki has been fitted with mechanical augmentations of his own. Get ready for the second round.
The movie’s director and star, Tak Sakaguchi, and co-director and writer, Yudai Yamaguchi, will be at the screening.
Part of Japan Cuts 2011: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema
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