We brought you the first trailer for Takeshi Kitano‘s Outrage back in April of 2010, and the movie has still not seen a U.S. release in the approximately seventeen months since. But Magnet — one of the more interesting independent distributors out there — will be putting it into theaters by the end of the year, which means that another preview has cropped up at Apple (via /Film).
Much of the footage exhibited here seems to be fairly well composed in terms of direction, but the way in which its assembled leaves a lot to be desired. It’s always unfortunate to watch a preview and have no real idea of what a movie is about or why you should care; the two aren’t always mutual, but we should at least be given one. Instead, we’re shown shots of people with their mouths wide open, cars speeding around, and guns being shot. That can be exciting, so long as it’s shown with some context or rhythm, and this isn’t.
Watch the trailer below:
Synopsis: In a ruthless battle for power, several yakuza clans vie for the favor of their head family in the Japanese underworld. The rival bosses seek to rise through the ranks by scheming and making allegiances sworn over sake. Long-time yakuza Otomo has seen his kind go from elaborate body tattoos and severed fingertips to becoming important players on the stock market. Theirs is a never-ending struggle to end up on top, or at least survive, in a corrupt world where there are no heroes but constant betrayal and vengeance.
Also starring Kippei Shiina and Ryo Kase, Outrage will hit VOD on October 28th, with a theatrical release following on December 2nd.
Does this trailer make you anticipated for Outrage?
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