For Love's Sake

Film Intro
For Love's Sake
Film Info
Original Title: 
Ai to Makoto
Country: 
Japan
Year of Production: 
2012
Rating: 
15
Genre: 
Musical
Running Time: 
134 mins
Original Language: 
Japanese

Summary

For Love's Sake
Dir: 
Takashi Miike
Writer: 
Ikki Kajiwara (original Manga), Takayuki Takuma (screenplay)
Cast: 
Satoshi Tsumabuki, Emi Takei, Sakura Ando, Tsuyoshi Ihara
Synopsis: 

Takashi Miike, the director of '13 Assassins', 'Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai' and 'Audition' brings us as Bollywood-style technicolour musical action/comedy/love story!

Not exactly a director that plays along with genre rules, the prolific Miike Takashi now takes his talent in genre bending to the pure romance world with For Love's Sake (a.k.a. Ai to Makoto), based on Kajiwara Ikki's 1973 manga series. An epic story of a rich high school girl who falls in love with a tough young gangster, Miike's take on the story breaks all the rules with musical numbers (with music by popular music producer Kobayashi Takeshi), tongue-in-cheek humor, and in-your-face violence. Starring Tsumabuki Satoshi (Villain) and Takei Emi (Rurouni Kenshin) as the star-crossed lovers, For Love's Sake is a unique and incredibly wild ride that will change your definition of what a pure romance can be.

1972, Tokyo. Ai (Takei Emi) is a naïve rich girl who meets young street punk Makoto (Tsumabuki Satoshi) in the seedy Kabuki-cho district. Ai immediately remembers Makoto as the boy who saved her 11 years ago and falls head over heels in love with him. Using her parents' connection, Ai manages to get Makoto transferred into her fancy private school. However, Makoto gets into a fight with the school's teachers and gets kicked out of the academy. Completely devoted to the love of her life, Ai gives up her life of privilege and follows Makoto to a high school filled with delinquents, only to be challenged by new rivals for Makoto's affections. Will Ai's beautiful, angelic love save Makoto, or will she be swallowed by his dark world of crime?

Crew
Editor: 
Kenji Yamashita
Assistant Director: 
Bunmei Katô
Production Designer: 
Yuji Hayashida
Production Company: 
Kadokawa, Concept Film, Excellent Film, OLM
Cinematography: 
Nobuyasu Kita
Music: 
Takeshi Kobayashi
Blu-ray Disc Info
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BD Release Date: 
June 10th, 2013
BD Specifications: 
5.1 Surround Sound, Removable English-subtitles, Anamorphic Widescreen
BD Bonus Features: 
Making Of, Skip to a Song Selection, Theatrical Trailer
DVD Info
For Love's Sake
Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk
Buy Now at HMV.com
Buy Now at Zavvi.cm
Buy Now at TheHut.com
DVD Release Date: 
June 10th, 2013
DVD Specifications: 
2 Disc Set, 5.1 Surround Sound, Removable English-subtitles, Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD Bonus Features: 
Making Of, Skip to a Song Selection, Theatrical Trailer
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