R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.
Takeshi Kitano's first cut came in excess of three hours.
He says, if you kill him with one shot, he'll give you ten bucks.
The fights in the second half of the film make little sense. The issues are too small for the price both sides could expect to pay.
The UK Region 2 DVD from Film Four is the full cut of the film. It includes the extra POV chopstick death scene, a full pan across on the severed head in the stairwell, as well as many other small cuts made in the U.S. to attain an "R" rating.
English, Japanese, Italian, Spanish
$60,029 22 July 2001