Friday, 5 June 2009

[196] Violent Cop (1989) DVD Review

Here is my second Takeshi Kitano DVD review for Den of Geek. This time, I take a look at his directorial debut Violent Cop. It's a very good film, and the DVD comes with some great extras. I quite enjoyed writing the review, too. Check it out below.




Originally meant to be much more of a comedy, and to be directed by Kinji Fukusaku (Battle Royale), Violent Cop (Suno otoko, kyobo ni tsuki) ended up being international cult icon "Beat" Takeshi Kitano's first directorial credit. After an uncredited, but significant screenplay re-write, Kitano made sure that this vehicle would be a distinct break from his public persona in Japan - where he first found fame as a comedian and a hard-working television presenter - in the process making a thrilling meditation on violence and the police action genre.


Read the full article here.

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