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.
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Why Don't You Play in Hell? was great! I love this style of Asian wackiness....in small doses of course.
TheOct8pus on Sep 10, 2015
Just when you think people can't get more crazy, here comes silliness like this. Will enjoy it at some undefined point of time ...
shiboleth on Sep 10, 2015
I thought that wa Steven Seagulls there in the top photo. Not sure about his rap skills however. Actually makes the depressing sadness of watching grown men shout insults at each other seem slightly more watchable.
Carpola on Sep 10, 2015
What is this? Dig!!~
DAVIDPD on Sep 10, 2015
I think I'd prefer if it wasn't a musical. Otherwise, looks pretty damn crazy!
grimjob on Sep 10, 2015
This looks absolutely ridiculous.
octopus9498 on Sep 11, 2015
Looks like Glee meets Battle Royale.. looks fun!
shane willett on Sep 11, 2015
I love wacky movies but this was too much craziness even for me. If you like Japanese rap you'd enjoy it more than I did. Great trailer though.
bumboclot on Sep 11, 2015
Considering Tag was quite possible the worst movie I've ever seen, I think I'll pass this one
Ricardo_PT on Sep 12, 2015
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