FIRST LOOK

First Look: Hartnett, Perlman, Moore in Guy Moshe's Bunraku

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August 18, 2010
Source: Collider

Bunraku First Look

Whoa, you guys have to see these photos! I don't even really know what it is, but there's a movie premiering at the Toronto Film Fest next month called Bunraku, featuring an eclectic cast including Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Ron Perlman, Woody Harrelson, Kevin McKidd and plenty others. We don't have any actual footage, but it looks like one of those hyper-stylized Asian-influenced martial arts movies that seem to creep out every so often. I don't even know what the heck is happening in any of these photos anyway (found via Collider) but I do know I really want to see more from this movie. Check out the batch of photos below!

Bunraku Photos

Bunraku Photos

Bunraku Photos

Bunraku Photos

Bunraku Photos

Bunraku Photos

In a world with no guns, a mysterious drifter (Hartnett), a young samurai and a bartender (Harrelson) plot revenge against a ruthless leader (Perlman) and his army of thugs of nine diverse and deadly assassins. This visually stunning film is filled with uniquely choreographed action sequences of a new style that melds east with west and old school with new. Not sure what role Demi Moore plays, I'm guessing damsel-in-distress / love interest / she's probably a fighter, too. Bunraku is written and directed by filmmaker Guy Moshe, of only an indie drama called Holly previously. This premieres at TIFF and you can be sure I will be seeing it!

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Reader Feedback - 23 Comments

1

those look pretty badass! Good to see Hartnett in this, Pearlman is always badass, the weakest link here is Moore but by the looks of she seems perfect in her role.

Xerxex on Aug 18, 2010

2

this movie sucked so bad I had to turn it off. Guy Moshe is a disgrace. Talk about a wanabe Kung Fu Hustle. Yeah lets watch this trash that isn't even up to the produstion level of the Mask. "Gackt's in it." Sad. Like "Gackt" I'm going to vomit. Sad to see a cast line up like this to have a director with the vision of the Tele Tubbiers

Sad on Aug 12, 2012

3

I saw a preview screening of this about 6 months ago and really liked it. Woody Harrelson is great.

Garrett on Aug 18, 2010

4

Looks to be in 3D for sure.

Jedibilly on Aug 18, 2010

5

Looks like a comic. Should be fun. Banjoooooooooooooooooos

Crapola on Aug 18, 2010

6

oh damn, i havent even heard a word about this, but i must see it. i love josh hartnett.

Jesus on Aug 18, 2010

7

Looks fun, Josh should pick more action movies.

dex on Aug 18, 2010

8

what the hell

pulp fiction212 on Aug 18, 2010

9

Nice to see McKidd get back to some chop socky like he did The Purifiers http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371902/ The plot looks heavily reminiscent of Kill Bill, and the visual style comes across as a mix The Spriit and Kung Fu Hustle.

Akirakorn on Aug 18, 2010

10

This looks like it'll give me a headache.

graffiti bandit on Aug 18, 2010

11

WoW. I need to see that, looks crazy. Good to see Hartnett is back in action.

Terrence on Aug 18, 2010

12

I still can't believe Gackt is in this...

Brad on Aug 18, 2010

13

the visual style looks like an asian inspired version of that 1930's themed sci-fi that was rumored about last year with Ray Stevenson. I'm not sure what it was because I can't seem to find anything about in on IMDB. I'll watch anything with Kevin McKidd. BTW thanks NO 8 for the hat tip to The Purifiers. Anyone know what movie that was?

harm on Aug 18, 2010

15

Schwaaaa??!

Nick Sears on Aug 18, 2010

16

It's about time someone made a post about BUNRAKU!

Kay on Aug 18, 2010

17

Whoa Gackt's still around I see

Jaf on Aug 18, 2010

18

We need a name for all these hyper-stylised, speed-ramping action romps. Sin City, 300, Speed Racer, Scott Pilgrim, and now this, with more on the horizon... Hyper-reels? Snyder-ramas? Speed-rampers? Ech, I suck at coining phrases.

Robson on Aug 19, 2010

19

@Robson I'd leave Speed Racer out of the list, movie had no redeeming qualities.

Xerxex on Aug 19, 2010

20

Wow, Gackt is in it? In that case, I'm definitely going to see it! Almost everything that has his involvement is interesting and entertaining.

Emily on Aug 23, 2010

21

Is there any trailer available?

Gothique on Sep 12, 2010

22

I will see anything with GACKT in it!!!!!!!!!! He is an amazing singer and beautiful!

Carolyn on Sep 14, 2010

23

am dyin 2 see this movie..gackt i luv you..wonder wen it comes out in the us

gabriela on Dec 28, 2010

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