Blu-ray, DVD Release: Violent Cop & Boiling Point

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 11, 2016
Price: DVD $29.95 each, Blu-ray $39.95 each
Studio: Film Movement

Film Movement’s Classics imprint will issue two titles from  acclaimed Japanese star and filmmaker “Beat” Takeshi Kitano:  Violent Cop (1989), Kitano’s explosive directorial debut, and his sophomore effort, 1990’s Boiling Point.

Takeshi Kitano in Violent Cop

Takeshi Kitano in Violent Cop

In Violent Cop, “Beat” Takeshi directs and stars as a vicious rogue homicide detective Azuma who takes on a sadistic crime syndicate only to discover widespread internal corruption within the police force, while Boiling Point follows two members of a junior baseball team who get mixed up with yakuza gangsters, haphazardly stumbling into a journey for revenge.

Blu-rays and DVDs of Violent Cop and Boiling Point will each include an essay by Tom Vick of The Smithsonian Institution, as well as a 20-minute bonus featurette. That Man is Dangerous: The Birth of Takeshi Kitano will be paired with Violent Cop, and Okinawa Days: Takeshi’s Second Debut will be included with Boiling Point. The featurettes will include interviews with the filmmakers, actors and producers; clips from the films; a survey of graphic images and posters; and cover art by renowned comic book artist Ben Marra.


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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.