Earlier this year we saw Japanese trailers for Takeshi Kitano‘s latest film Outrage, which marks his return to gangster pictures. (He previously made one of the best Japanese gangster films, Sonatine, as well as other movies about the Yakuza.)
Now we’ve got a US trailer via Magnet, and if you wanted a clearer look at the film than those Japanese clips provided, this should do the trick.
Reviews of Outrage haven’t been killer, but I’m a sucker for Beat Takeshi, and there’s no way I would miss this one. The film looks decent — the trailer makes it out to be a slightly livlier than usual Beat Takeshi movie — and that’s all I really need to see.
Magnet will release Outrage on December 2.
iTunes has the HD trailer.
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 sake. 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.