One-of-a-kind filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsuo: The Iron Man, A Snake of June) presents two action-fueled tales of raging egos and masculinity in crisis, set against the harsh, unforgiving backdrop of Tokyo's concrete jungle. In 1995's Tokyo Fist, insurance salesman Tsuda (played by Tsukamoto himself) has a chance encounter with an old friend, Kojima (Kõji Tsukamoto, the director's younger brother), now a professional boxer. Meek and mild-mannered, Tsuda finds himself threatened by the rawer and more visceral form of masculinity that Kojima represents – particularly when Kojima embarks on an affair with Tsuda's wife, Hizuru (Kaori Fujii, Haze). Enraged and humiliated, Tsuda's only recourse is to enter the boxing ring himself, setting the stage for the ultimate showdown between the two rivals and former friends. Then, in 1998's Bullet Ballet, TV commercial director Goda (Tsukamoto)'s world is rocked when he loses his beloved girlfriend Kiriko (Kyoka Suzuki, Godzilla vs. Biollante) to suicide. His ensuing grief, and desire to understand the circumstances of Kiriko's death, leads Goda down a dark and violent path, exploring Tokyo's seedy underworld, where he comes face to face with juvenile delinquents, gang violence, and an illicit fighting ring. Shot in stark black and white and told largely without dialogue, Bullet Ballet immerses the viewer in the lightless depths of human suffering.

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Tokyo Fist (1995)

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Suspense/Thriller/Drama/Action · 1h 27m · 4/28/2020

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One-of-a-kind filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsuo: The Iron Man, A Snake of June) presents two action-fueled tales of raging egos and masculinity in crisis, set against the harsh, unforgiving backdrop of Tokyo's concrete jungle. In 1995's Tokyo Fist, insurance salesman Tsuda (played by Tsukamoto himself) has a chance encounter with an old friend, Kojima (Kõji Tsukamoto, the director's younger brother), now a professional boxer. Meek and mild-mannered, Tsuda finds himself threatened by the rawer and more visceral form of masculinity that Kojima represents – particularly when Kojima embarks on an affair with Tsuda's wife, Hizuru (Kaori Fujii, Haze). Enraged and humiliated, Tsuda's only recourse is to enter the boxing ring himself, setting the stage for the ultimate showdown between the two rivals and former friends. Then, in 1998's Bullet Ballet, TV commercial director Goda (Tsukamoto)'s world is rocked when he loses his beloved girlfriend Kiriko (Kyoka Suzuki, Godzilla vs. Biollante) to suicide. His ensuing grief, and desire to understand the circumstances of Kiriko's death, leads Goda down a dark and violent path, exploring Tokyo's seedy underworld, where he comes face to face with juvenile delinquents, gang violence, and an illicit fighting ring. Shot in stark black and white and told largely without dialogue, Bullet Ballet immerses the viewer in the lightless depths of human suffering.

Release Country

United States

Release Date

4/28/2020

Media Type

Movie

Audio

  Japanese    PCM 
  Japanese    PCM 
  Commentary     

Digital Copy

Not Included

Studio

Kaijyu Theater/Arrow Films

Subtitles

English

Video Format

1080p

Aspect Ratio

1.85:1

Cover Type

Keep Case (HD, Low)

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Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto

Cast
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Kaori Fujii

Hizuru
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Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Tsuda Yoshiharu
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Kôji Tsukamoto

Kojima Takuji
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Naomasa Musaka

Haze
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Naoto Takenaka

Ohizumi
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Koichi Wajima

Shirota
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Tomorô Taguchi

Tattoo master
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Nobu Kanaoka

Nurse
Crew
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Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Director
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Hisashi Saito

Writer
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Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Writer
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Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Writer
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Tokyo Fist

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