***** Most Takeshi-directed films have been released on small,
gray-area labels in the US. I think one source is Luminous Film and
Video Wurks (sic), which does pretty good quality transfers and in
contrast to most such companies that focus almost exclusively on
exploitation fare also carries more substantial films from Godard,
Kieslowski, Bresson, etc (along with the most extensive list of
spaghetti Westerns i've seen). Their e-mail address used to be
[log in to unmask] but if that's not still good let me know and i can get a
real mail address.
Best, Lang Thompson
In <v03007800ae4a5d86a838@DialupEudora> Ai Anazawa
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>Mr. Aaron Gerow reminded me of something which I've been wondering for
>quite a while when he mentioned something about Beet Takeshi (Takeshi
>Kitano) on Japanese war movies.
>My question is: Have any of his films ever been distributed in the US?
>I've been longing to see films he's directed, including SONATINE, yet
>never seen any at video stores. Does anyone know?
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