BEYOND OUTRAGE on Australian DVD in March 2014
He’s part of a dying breed and they don’t go out quietly…
On March 19th, the Australian label Madman Entertainment will release BEYOND OUTRAGE (アウトレイジ ビヨンド, Autoreiji Biyondo, 2012) on Region 4 DVD.
Writer/director Takeshi Kitano has long been the master of Japanese gangster films with works like VIOLENT COP (その男、凶暴につき Sono Otoko, Kyooboo ni Tsuki, 1989) and HANA-BI (はなび, 1997). Now first-ever sequel tells the continuing story from OUTRAGE (アウトレイジ Autoreiji, 2010) but can be watched as a standalone movie.
A manipulative police crackdown on organized crime ignites a tricky power struggle involving the two biggest yakuza families. The new young executives of the Sanno family are boiling the blood of the old yakuza gangs. The police prepare for a full-scale crackdown with cop Kataoka (Fumiyo Kohinata) wanting to incite a war between the families. His trump card is Otomo (Kitano), the rumoured-dead boss of a defunct family that was destroyed by the Sanno, who has just been released from prison. Otomo wants to retire from a life of crime, but finds himself drawn back in through Kataoka’s manipulations as the Sanno and Hanabishi clans teeter on the brink of an all-out war.
BEYOND OUTRAGE was an official selection of the 2013 Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival and Brisbane Film Festival.
Format: DVD (Region 4, PAL)
Release Date: March 19, 2014
SRP: $29.95 AUD
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Widescreen
Language: Japanese Dolby 5.1
Running Time: 112 minutes
Madman is a leading independent film and television distribution and rights management company, with offices in Australia and New Zealand. Madman is renowned for its commitment to quality Australian and foreign film, factual content, as well as highly collectable categories such as Japanese anime, genre film, animation and cult television. Madman’s capabilities encompass end to end acquisition, marketing, creative, sales and distribution in all mediums and formats, from the silver screen to the digital realm. Madman is also a proud producer of Australian film and television content. Put simply, Madman is mad for entertainment.
Madman is owned by Funtastic Limited, one of Australia’s largest wholesalers of consumer products into retail outlets and an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed company.
For more information on the OUTRAGE films please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- Takeshi Kitano’s OUTRAGE Gets US Release
- OUTRAGE BEYOND Production Notes
- Takeshi Kitano’s BEYOND OUTRAGE Gets US Theatrical Run in January
- BEYOND OUTRAGE English Subtitled Trailer