birthday. He's just left the train-station and he is hurrying home to
see his wife and little girl, Ayano. But, on the way, Katayama stumbles
upon a youth gang beating up a homeless man. Katamaya decides to help
the stranger and gets involved in a vicious scrimmage. This was a bad
decision because the leader of the gang retaliates by kidnapping and killing
his daughter. The Media begins painting Katayama as a thug himself and
his wife soon commits suicide. Three years later, after learning the killer
has been released from Juvenile Detention, Katayama decides to take the
law into his own hands.
Japanese director Takashi Miike delivers his own version of DEATH WISH.
The similarities are notable, even down to casting a notorious 'tough-guy'
with a similar screen persona in the lead role. As with the famous Michael
Winner series, the vigilante here is also stimulated into action from
the loss of his daughter and wife. Incidentally, both Katayama and Paul
Kersey have the same contractor occupation. The big difference between
this film and Death Wish, lies in how the villains are teenagers
protected by loopholes in the law and how they are using the Internet
to organize into a faceless violent force against society.
production with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9), uncut (116
minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include
original theatrical trailer.
Recommended For Adult Audiences