RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2017
On September 19, 2017, Film Movement Classics is releasing the Blu-ray & DVD for Takeshi Kitano’s crime drama, Hana-Bi (aka Fireworks). For the first time in America, this acclaimed classic – directed, written by and starring Kitano (Outrage, Beyond Outrage) – has been fully restored in beautiful HD.
Former police officer Nishi feels responsible for the shattered lives of his loved ones. His partner Horibe has been crippled in a disastrous stakeout, a colleague is shot dead by the same villain, and his own wife has a terminal illness. In debt to a yakuza loanshark, Nishi conceives a bank robbery to provide for his partner, help the dead cop’s widow, and take one last holiday throughout Japan with his wife and share a final taste of happiness.
- New HD Remaster
- Commentary by film writer for Rolling Stone magazine, David Fear
- Making-of featurette
- Collector’s Booklet, featuring essay by film writer, Jasper Sharp; cast and crew credits; chapter breaks; stills
- Optional English subtitles
Pre-order Hana-Bi from Amazon.com today!