Announced from Film Movement, two of beat Takeshi’s classic films will be released in limited count Blu-rays this year; Boiling Point and Violent Cop. Take a look at the cover art below, it is pretty rough but on consideration seems right up Kitano’s alley. Both films are tentatively set for an October 11, 2016 US release.
In one of his first dramatic roles, writer/director Takeshi “Beat” Kitano plays Detective Azuma, a hostile cop who’s not afraid of using violent means to catch his culprits. When his sister is kidnapped by a sadistic drug lord, Azuma’s Dirty Harry-style tactics escalate in his quest for vengeance.
In the second film from action auteur Takeshi “Beat” Kitano, two members of a Japanese junior baseball team get mixed up with the local yakuza after their coach is attacked by gangsters. The pair gets more than they bargained for when they travel to Okinawa seeking revenge.