Watch: New US Trailer for Sion Sono's Rap Battle Film 'Tokyo Tribe'
"Tokyo Tribe, never ever die!" Oh yes, it's time. XLrator Media has debuted the official US trailer for one of the wackiest, wildest, most badass action films of last year - Tokyo Tribe, from director Sion Sono. This premiered at Fantastic Fest in 2014, where I raved about it, calling it "totally balls out, insane, wacky and just plain awesome." It's a very campy, very excessively elaborate rap musical set in futuristic Tokyo, with various "Tribes" battling it out over dominance in Tokyo. It's the perfect kind of movie to gather all of your friends on Saturday night, with lots of pizza and beer, to watch. No seriously, this film is just crazy. Enjoy!
In a futuristic Japan, territorial street gangs form opposing factions collectively known as the Tokyo Tribes. When one of the gang leaders breaks the fragile peace, it triggers a massive, brutal street war for supremacy. Based on a popular Manga series and told almost entirely in rap verse, Tokyo Tribe is an ingenious mash-up of Yakuza gang violence, martial arts action and hip-hop musical. Tokyo Tribe is both written & directed by acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono, of many films previously including Love Exposure, Cold Fish and Why Don't You Play in Hell?. This first premiered at Fantastic Fest in the US last year, where we saw it. Sono's Tokyo Tribe opens in select theaters + VOD starting October 23rd this fall.