Quentin Tarantino’s Rolling Thunder Pictures Presents Sonatine on VHS. Starring Beat Takeshi Kitano, Aya Kokumai, Tetsu Watanabe. Written and directed by Beat Takeshi Kitano. 1993.
From the box:
His mob boss double-crossed him. Now, it’s payback time!
This acclaimed, first-rate crime story packs gritty action and humor with an edgy Pulp Fiction attitude! International action star, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, plays a seasoned mobster who goes to the island of Okinawa on a “peacekeeping” mission, even though he suspects that his boss is secretly trying to eliminate him! Determined to not go down without a fight, he and his gang know exactly what they have to do… and just want to avoid getting killed doing it! If you like action that’s smart, edgy and fresh, don’t miss this hard-hitting mob thriller!
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