Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bunraku gets a release date for DVD!

If you're like me, you've heard alot about this movie, couldn't wait to see it but were disappointed by the red tape it seemed to have to fight through to get released. There were several "screenings" in Canada and several expos. But nothing for us here in the U.S. as well as other countries. So I was so excited to learn that there is a release date for of Nov. 1st for this movie. You can preorder it now so GO DO IT! :)

Here's the cast list:
Josh Hartnett The Drifter
Demi Moore Alexandra
Woody Harrelson The Bartender
Ron Perlman Nicola
Kevin McKidd Killer 2
Gackt Yoshi (as Gackt Camui)
Shun Sugata Uncle
Jordi Mollà Valentine
Emily Kaiho Momoko
Fernando Chien Killer 4


PREORDER IT HERE -Releases November 1, 2011 on DVD
In a hyperreal, hyper-saturated, hyper-driven dystopia, guns are banned upon pain of death and the sword is now king.

Nicola the Woodcutter is the most powerful man east of the Atlantic, a shadowy crime boss who rules with an iron fist with the help of his lady Alexandra, a femme fatale with a secret past, and nine diverse assassins and the Red Gang, a force not to be trifled with. His right-hand man is Killer #2, a cold-hearted, smooth-talking, toe-tapping murderer dressed in red and wielding a deadly blade without remorse. The citizens live in fear of this pack of wolves, and wait for the hero who can overthrow the tyrant.

One night, a mysterious drifter walks into the Horseless Horseman Saloon of the local insurgent bartender and desires two things: a shot of whisky and to kill Nicola. Soon, another stranger enters the bar, a samurai named Yoshi. Yoshi wants to avenge his father by taking back a talisman that Nicola stole from his clan. Armed with crossed destinies and incredible fighting skills and guided by the wisdom of the bartender, the two eventually join forces to bring down the corrupt and contemptuous reign of Nicola and set out on a journey, breaking bones and cracking heads in search for Nicola.

In an amalgam of samurai film, spaghetti western and chop socky and using a stylish blend of neo-noir, German expressionism and Russian futurism, characters in the world of Bunraku spin and ricochet against a backdrop that resembles a pop-up-book made of origami, ever-changing and whirring like a steam driven Victorian theatre set. It is a universe driven by pugilistic force, delivered in a brash style of amazing physical combat sequences.

note: Summary and cast list obtained at IMDB


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