Hard Romanticker (DVD)

Directed by Gu Su-Yeon

Release Year: 2011
Running Time: 109
UPC: 8 54555 00402 6
Color Type: Color
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese w/English subtitles
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Cast
Shôta Matsuda
Kento Nagayama
Atsurô Watabe
Tokio Emoto

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Directed by Gu Su-Yeon

Based on director Gu Su-yeon's autobiographical novel, Hard Romanticker is a spectacularly violent gangster movie that delivers its story with equal amounts of style and carnage.

Dripping James Dean-like cool, bleach blond Gu (Shota Matsuda) is a young, cocky Korean-Japanese hoodlum living in Japan. When someone accidentally kills the grandmother of a ruthless rival thug, Gu soon finds himself on the receiving end as he becomes the target for bloody, even deadly, revenge. And it doesn't help that the police are on his tail as well. What's a snarly, cigarette-puffing thug to do? With tons of ultra-violence, rampaging youths and nihilistic retribution, Hard Romanticker is a sort of a modern-day A Clockwork Orange-yakuza style.


DVD Extras Include:

• 8-page collector's booklet that includes an essay on Hard Romanticker, a study of Toei Studios' yakuza films by Japanese cinema epxert Patrick Macias and a gallery of original Toei film posters

• Trailer

"Stylishly bloody and brutal...a cool updating of the gang film genre." - Screen Daily

"An assault of the senses...the best youth violence film from Japan in recent years." - BeyondHollwood.com

"Cockily amoral and unsparingly violent..." - Variety


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