Takeshi Kitano’s great, though this trailer’s adjective of “visionary” might be stretching it. He’s a good director and a good actor and whenever he releases a film it’s a special time. If you haven’t see Brother or Sonatine, you’re missing out. He’s also the face of Battle Royale, which is sadly how many folks best know him.
In America he hasn’t crossed over like I thought he would, but his films are still treated with respect. The trailer for his latest action/revenge flick Outrage is here and though the trailer sells it as “been there, done that” chances are good it’ll be a fun flick. He’s apparently already working on a sequel.
It’s coming this winter to VOD and theaters and if you like tough men and brutality you ought to visit some of the man’s early work.