If you haven’t seen legendary actor/director Takeshi Kitano’s 2010 gangster film “Outrage”, you should probably resolve this problem the next time you pull your head out of your ass. All kidding aside, it’s a great movie, and anyone with even a passing interest in yakuza flicks will probably enjoy this surprisingly brutal crime drama. This October, Kitano will deliver “Outrage Beyond”, a film that picks up where its predecessor left off.
Warning: If you haven’t seen the first movie, you should probably skip over the synopsis I nicked from Nippon Cinema. It contains a big spoiler, and I wouldn’t want to ruin anything if you haven’t seen the original film. Why didn’t I just rewrite the passage instead of just quoting it, you ask? I’m tired, and folks at Nippon Cinema are a lot better at this than I am.
Sanno-kai—the major yakuza organization within the Kanto region and the main focus of the first film—butts heads with Hanabishi-kai from the Kansai region as police try to take them all down. Kitano (credited as Beat Takeshi as an actor), returns as crew boss and all-around dirty-job-doer Otomo, who was assumed dead at the end of the first movie.
I really hope you didn’t read that summary if you haven’t seen “Outrage”. You know I’m going to worry all night about it. “Outrage Beyond” is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters on October 6th, 2012. A behind-the-scene featurette, as well as an official poster for the flick, are hanging out in the space provided below. Give it a whirl.