Takeshi Kitano is a wild man and his 2010 return to Japanese mob flicks, Outrage, was balls to the walls non-stop. It had been awhile since he treaded those grounds but Kitano proved he still has it. Since it was announced he planned on following up Outrage with a sequel I have been in gross anticipation. Who the hell amongst us doesn’t enjoy the hell out of watching Japanese mobster rip each other apart? Well the wait isn’t that much longer because Magnolia Pictures will release BEYOND OUTRAGE on iTunes/On Demand November 28, 2013 and in theaters January 3, 2014. To help keep you excited for the films release Magnolia has released the official poster. Nothing to spectacular but it does have a pretty badass tagline. Check it out below and check back here for more updates.
PLOT: With BEYOND OUTRAGE, action cinema master Takeshi Kitano returns to the hard boiled characters, black comedy and unflinching violence of his crime masterpiece OUTRAGE. This time, a manipulative police crackdown on organized crime has ignited a tricky power struggle in the yakuza underworld.
The Sanno crime family has grown into a massive organization dominated by young executives whose new approach to running the family is causing frustration and pent-up resentment with the old-guard members. This vulnerability in the Sanno hierarchy is exactly what anti-gang detective Kataoka has been looking for, as the police force prepares a full-scale crackdown.
Kataoka wants start a war between Sanno and the neighboring Hanabishi crime family in the hopes that they destroy each other. His trump card is Otomo (Kitano) – the rumored-dead boss of a defunct family that was destroyed by the Sanno, who has just been released from prison. Otomo wants to retire from a life of crime, but finds himself drawn back in through Kataoka’s manipulations as the Sanno and Hanabishi clans teeter on the brink of an all-out war.