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Hey, remember “Kite”? The movie about a teenage hitgirl based on the Japanese anime by Yasuomi Umetsu? The film has been adapted to the big screen (or big-ish, anyway) by Ralph Ziman is still coming to a theater, it just might not be to one very near you, and chances of you seeing it in theaters will likely be nil. Instead, the film will be hitting DirectTV over a month before it even opens in limited release for, one assumes, contractual obligations.
The film itself looks pretty action packed, though of course fans of the anime shouldn’t be expecting that movie’s gratuitous level of sex. There seems to be plenty of violence, though. Check out the new trailer and about 25 new images below.
A cult classic, by Yasuomi Umetsu, renowned for its stylistically graphic depictions of violent action and sensuality, concerns a young woman named Sawa who, after the murder of her parents, is taken off the streets by a crooked, Svengali-like detective employing homeless children to do his dirty work. Trained to kill, she exacts street justice against the detective’s chosen targets, until she is able to break free of the abusive and manipulative control he has over her.
Starring Samuel L. Jackson, India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe, Russel Savadier, Jaco Muller, Liam J. Stratton, and Keci Eatock.
Going straight to DirecTV on August 28th, and VOD and theatres on October 10th.
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