It feels like I’ve been keeping an eye out for Guy Moshe’s “Bunraku” for the longest time. The film was apparently completed way back in 2010 and has been doing the festival circuit ever since. It’s just now getting a national release, and you’ll be able to catch the film on Video on Demand starting September 1st, after which it’ll open theatrically on September 30th. Welcome to the brave new world of movie distribution, kids — movies are available for rent now before you can even see them in theaters. I suspect the theatrical release is purely to fulfill contractual obligations, so I wouldn’t hold my breath of getting the film at a local multiplex near you.
The plot? I’m afraid it sounds just as mish-mashy as the trailer:
The story of a young man who has spent his life searching for revenge only to find himself up against a bigger challenge than he originally bargained for.
Or some such. Basically, “Sin City” with more colors. And kung fu. Hell, it even has Josh Harnett in it. This thing could be a really entertaining guilty pleasure, or a cringe-inducing bad movie. We’ll see this September.
Starring Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ron Perlman, Kevin McKidd, and Japanese pop star Gackt.