DROP Now on Region 1 DVD
The Japanese teenage delinquent action film DROP (ドロップ, Doroppu, 2009) has been released on DVD in North America by FUNimation Entertainment. Set in the 1980s, DROP was written and directed by actor/comedian Hiroshi Shinagawa of the comedy team “Shinagawa Shoki”. The movie is based on Shinagawa’s 2006 autobiographical novel which was also adapted as a Monthly Shonen Champion manga by artist Dai Suzuki in 2007.
Drawn to the hardcore life of a delinquent after reading the manga Be-Bop Highschool, student Hiroshi (Hiroki Narimiya, AZUMI) drops out of his upscale private school and enrolls in a gritty public school in Komae, Tokyo. On his first day he gets his ass kicked by Tatsuya (Hiro Mizushima, winner of the 2010 Japanese Academy Prize “Rookie of the Year”), the son of an ex-yakuza and the leader of a pack of unruly thugs. Hiroshi sucks at fighting, but he hits it off with the crew and enjoys the reckless partying, smoking and boozing – but can he hang when a rivalry with a nasty biker gang turns into countless bloody, face-breaking brawls?
When the allure of a wasted youth is pitted against the reality of growing up, some people would rather take a beating than stop the fun.
Presented by FUNimation Entertainment
Number of discs: 1
Audio: ENG Stereo, JPN Stereo
Runtime: 120 min
Release Date: 6/21/11
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