I recently picked up the UK release Takeshi Kitano Collection featuring 6 of his classics on DVD.
Violent Cop, Boiling Point, Getting Any?, Scene At The Sea, Kids Return and Sonatine.
Currently working my way through the boxset so over the next week I will have reviews uploaded for each film.
For those who don't know who Kitano is, or have never seen any of his films, you are in for a treat.
When I mention him to people who say they don't know who he is, I always inform them that he was the person who had the hit international show Takeshi's Castle. Which most people know about.
Or I tell them he was the teacher in Battle Royale. Which is how I discovered this wonderful actor and director. After Seeing his excellent performance in Battle Royale, I went around trying to track down any of his films I could. This eventually led me to a trilogy boxset by Tokyo Bullet featuring Violent Cop, Sonatine and Boiling Point. From then on, I was hooked!
I would now consider myself a big fan of Beat Takeshi, he is one of my all time favourite directors, and after seeing all his work I decided to revisit some of his classics with this 6 disc set.
So stay tuned and look out for the reviews which will be up every other day this week.