Rent Violent Cop (1989)

3.7 of 5 from 82 ratings
1h 43min
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Synopsis:
International superstar 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano combines cool violence and powerful emotions to reinvent the gangster film genre in his explosive and critically acclaimed masterpiece "Violent Cop". 'Beat' Takeshi plays a renegade cop who is up to his neck in Drugs and Organised Crime. Soon the "Violent Cop" has to face up to a sadistic and ruthless Yakuza when his sister is kidnapped and drugged...
Actors:
, , , , , Mikiko Otonashi, , , , Hiroyuki Katsube, Noboru Hamada, Yuuki Kawai, Ritsuko Amano, , Katsuki Muramatsu, , , Kiminari Matsumoto, Zhao Fanghao,
Directors:
Producers:
Shôzô Ichiyama, Toshio Nabeshima, Takio Yoshida
Writers:
Hisashi Nozawa, Takeshi Kitano
Aka:
Sono otoko, kyôbô ni tsuki
Studio:
Mia Video Entertainment Ltd
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
Japan, Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/12/2001
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Extensive biographies and filmographies
  • Stills gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/06/2020
Run Time:
104 minutes
Languages:
Japanese LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Feature-length audio commentaries on 'Violent Cop' by Chris D, punk poet, singer, actor, film historian and author of Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film
  • That Man is Dangerous: The Birth of Takeshi Kitano (2016, 20 mins): documentary examining the emergence, establishment and popularity of Takeshi Kitano's cinematic image
  • Okinawa Days: Kitano's Second Debut (2016, 20 mins): a look back at Kitano's Boiling Point, featuring interviews with producer Masayuki Mori and actor Yurei Yanagi
  • 'Violent Cop' Trailer

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Reviews (1) of Violent Cop

Makes Reservoir Dogs seem like childs play. - Violent Cop review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
07/04/2006

Violent Cop revolves around the character of Azuma, a police detective who runs out of patience and resorts to violence and unethical methods to get results. Under pressure from an increasingly heavy workload, Azuma is put under further stress when assigned an inexperienced new partner. Finally reaching breaking point when a fellow cop is killed and drug dealers take his sister hostage, he then decides to take matters into his own hands and dish out his own form of justice. Although 'Violent Cop' isn't considered by many as a true Kitano film, as in he didn't write it and only took over as director when original director Kinji Fukasaku pulled out of the film at the last minute, it is still a truly enjoyable film that takes a bleak and gritty look at a man on the edge, and while it lacks the wit and beauty of Kitano's later films, it easily ranks among the best within modern Japanese cinema.

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