Violent Cop

Type: New Blu-Ray

In his explosive directorial debut Japanese renaissance man-cum-comedian-extraordinaire Takeshi "Beat" Kitano plays vicious rogue homicide Detective Azuma who takes on a sadistic crime syndicate only to discover widespread internal corruption in the police force. Facing criminal charges for his unorthodox "Dirty Harry" type methods, Azuma finds himself caught in a web of betrayal and intrigue that sends him on a bloody trail of vengeance. But when his sister is kidnapped by a sadistic drug lord, Azuma’s tactics escalate towards an apocalyptic climax.

directed by: Takeshi Kitano
starring: Takeshi Kitano
1989 / 103 min / 1.85:1 / Japanese Stereo

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • That Man is Dangerous; The Birth of Takeshi Kitano featurette
  • Violent Cop HD re-release trailer
  • Collector's Booklet, featuring film essay by Tom Vick, Asian Film Curator for the Freer and Sackler Galleries (The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art)
  • English subtitles