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Bunraku (2011)

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A mysterious drifter and an ardent young Japanese warrior Yoshi both arrive in a town that has been terrorized by outrageous and virulent criminals. Each is obsessed with his separate mission, and guided by the wisdom of The Bartender at the Horseless Horseman Saloon, the two eventually join forces to bring down the corrupt and contemptuous reign of Nicola, the awesomely evil "woodcutter" and his lady Alexandra, a femme fatale with a secret past. This classic tale is re-vitalized and re-imagined in an entirely fresh visual context, set in a unique world that mixes skewed reality with shadow-play fantasy, a place where even the landscape can betray you. Heroes triumph here only because the force of their will transforms and transcends both space and time. The world of BUNRAKU is past and present, fantasy and reality, Samurai and Western all combined.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 30th, 2011 (Limited) by ARC Entertainment
Video Release: November 1st, 2011 by ARC Entertainment Video
MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence and language.
(Rating bulletin 2172, 5/18/2011)
Running Time: 118 minutes
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Keywords: Martial Arts, Visual Effects, Prologue, Revenge, Gangs, Unnamed Character, Voiceover/Narration, Hitmen, Warlord
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: ARC Entertainment, Xlrator Media, Snoot Entertainment, Picturesque
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   The Drifter
   The Bartender

Supporting Cast

Kevin McKidd    Killer No. 1
Jordi Molla    Valentine

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Production and Technical Credits

Guy Moshe    Screenwriter
Keith Calder    Producer
Jessica Wu    Producer
Ram Bergman    Producer
Nava Levin    Producer
Mary Vernieu    Casting Director
Terence Blanchard    Composer
Donna Zakowska    Costume Designer
Zach Staenberg    Editor
Glenn Garland    Editor
Chris Farmer    Production Designer
Juan Ruiz-Anchia    Director of Photography

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 1st, 2011

November 1st, 2011

The selection of home market releases is rather soft this week. Sure, Cars 2 was a major hit at the box office, but it is the only major hit on this week's list. The best selling TV on DVD release is Californication, which is a cable show, while the top ten selling titles according to include limited releases, catalogue titles and direct-to-DVD releases. There are more second-tier Christmas releases than any other type of release. There are far fewer titles that are worth picking up than last week, and the the Pick of the Week contenders are even more limited. Transformers: Beast Wars comes out on a Complete Series Collection and that could be Pick of the Week material, but I'm still waiting for the screener. More...

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