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Jan 132020
 

 

Certified “FRESH” on Rotten Tomatoes

“…its wily mix of colorful elements – romance, organized crime, slapstick and ultra-violence – makes for a bracingly weird cinematic experience.” ~ Barbara VanDenburgh, ARIZONA REPUBLIC

“Miike delivers 108 minutes of entertainment mayhem.” ~ Katie Smith-Wong, FLICK FEST

“‘First Love’, is the [Takashi Miike] at his most pulpy, entertaining and, well, funny.”

~ Brad Keefe, COLUMBUS ALIVE

“Miike’s direction is visceral, finding the filmmaker not only completely invested in this narrative but also willing to break from his formula at the drop of a hat.” ~ Joshua Brunsting, THE CRITERIONCAST

 

FIRST LOVE

 

Iconic Filmmaker Takashi Miike’s Explosive, Noir-Tinged Film

Debuts on Digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD February 11

  

Prolific auteur Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Blade of the Immortal, 13 Assassins) is at his most fun and anarchic with the noir-tinged violent yakuza film FIRST LOVE, debuting on Digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 11 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The wild, genre-blending story follows a young boxer and a call girl who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.  FIRST LOVE stars Masataka Kubota (13 Assassins), Sakurako Konishi (Fancy) and Shota Sometaniin (Legend of the Demon Cat).

 

Synopsis:

When a duplicitous scheme by the low-level yakuza, Kase (Shota Sometani) goes hilariously wrong, a terminally ill boxer, Leo (Masataka Kubota), and a disturbed drug addicted call girl, Monica (Sakurako Konishi), find themselves innocently caught in the crosshairs of two warring gangs. Over the course of the increasingly ludicrous night, the two fall passionately in love, while the hail of bullets and blood fall quietly in the background. From prolific auteur Takashi Miike, this noir-tinged, violent yakuza film, is Miike at his most fun and anarchic.

 

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Japan

 

FIRST LOVE has a runtime of approximately 109 minutes and is not rated.

 

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Blu-ray Combo Pack DVD
Catalog #: WGU03152B Catalog #: WGU03150D
UPC Code: 810348031525 UPC Code: 810348031501
Pre-Order Date: 1/7/20 Pre-Order Date: 1/7/20
SLP: $29.98 SLP: $24.98
Language:

1. Japanese

2. English (dubbed)

Subtitles:  English

Language:

1. Japanese

2. English (dubbed)

Subtitles:  English

Audio: DTS HDMA 5.1 / Stereo Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital / Stereo
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