HANA-BI

Film Intro
Hana-bi
Film Info
Original Title: 
Hana-bi
Country: 
Japan
Year of Production: 
1997
Rating: 
18
Genre: 
Drama
Running Time: 
105 mins
Original Language: 
Japanese

Summary

HANA-BI
Dir: 
Takeshi Kitano
Writer: 
Takeshi Kitano
Cast: 
Takeshi Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Ôsugi, Susumu Terajima, Tetsu Watanabe
Synopsis: 

Takeshi Kitano's award-winning classic now available on bluray with a new 2K master from Office Kitano!

Former Police officer Nishi feels responsible for the shattered lives of his loved ones. His partner Horibe has been crippled in a disastrous stakeout, a colleague is shot dead by the same villain, and his own wife has a terminal illness. In debt to a yakuza loanshark, Nishi conceives a bank robbery to provide for his partner, help the dead cop’s widow, and take one last holiday throughout Japan with his wife and share a final taste of happiness… A highly original crime drama written, directed and starring Takeshi Kitano.

Crew
Producer: 
Masayuki Mori, Yasushi Tsuge, Takio Yoshida
Co-Producer: 
Kazuhiro Furukawa, Hiroshi Ishikawa
Associate Producer: 
Kôichi Miyagawa, Hideto Osawa, Shigeru Watanabe
Line Producer: 
Yoshito Yamazaki
Editor: 
Takeshi Kitano, Yoshinori Ohta
Assistant Director: 
Hiroshi Shimizu
Art Director: 
Norihiro Isoda
Cinematography: 
Hideo Yamamoto
Music: 
Joe Hisaishi
Costume Design: 
Masami Saito
Presented in Association with: 
Office Kitano
Blu-ray Disc Info
Hana-bi
Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk
BD Release Date: 
January 11th, 2016
BD Specifications: 
New 2k Transfer, Removable English subtitles, Cardboard slipcase with new illustrated design (limited to 1000 units only)
BD Bonus Features: 
30 minute documentary from the film s original release, Interview with Takeshi Kitano, Audio commentary by film critic Mark Schilling, New trailer
DVD Info
DVD Release Date: 
BLURAY ONLY RELEASE