Kitano's The Outrage (Autoreiji) trailer online
Takeshi Kitano, the king of Japanese gangster films has returned to the genre he's so good at with the film The Outrage aka Autoreiji, and he's released a trailer for the film, although the length of it it's more akin to a teaser.
It's short and features a lot of actors screaming at each other, but then there's Kitano looking straight at the camera, straight at you, and although you might have no idea what he's saying, he's still one intimidating guy.
”The story begins with Sekiuchi (Kitamura Soichiro), boss of the Sannokai, a huge organised crime syndicate controlling the entire Kanto region, issuing a stern warning to his lieutenant Kato (Miura Tomokazu) and right-hand man Ikemoto (Kunimura Jun), head of the Ikemoto-gumi. Kato orders Ikemoto to bring the unassociated Murase-gumi gang in line, and he immediately passes the task on to his subordinate Otomo (Beat Takeshi), who runs his own crew. The tricky jobs that no-one wants to do always end up in Otomo's lap...”
There's a host of stars to be seen, and the excellent Quiet Earth have a great opener to describe this perfectly:
”You don’t have to be a connoisseur of Japanese cinema to know who Takeshi Kitano is. The man’s made a name for himself exploiting the Japanese mobsters and doing so with great style and fervour.”
Here's the trailer, via Quiet Earth: