Badass Full UK Trailer for Gritty Japanese Action Thriller Film 'Re:Born'
"If you want my blood… come and get it!" Eureka Entertainment has debuted a new official UK trailer for a Japanese action thriller titled Re:Born, which premiered at a few genre film festivals last year. Re:Born features a hand-to-hand fighting technique called "Zero-Range Combat", originally developed by combat strategist and master fight instructor Yoshitaka Inagawa. The film's story follows a covert soldier with a mysterious past who decides to once again unleash the "beast inside of him" to stand up for what he cares about. The cast includes Tak Sakaguchi, Yura Kondo, Takumi Saitô, Mariko Shinoda, and Akio Ôtsuka. This trailer has hints at some of the badass action in this film, which looks like a lot of very close-range fighting, including inside a phone booth at one point. I don't know much about this, but it looks cool.
Here's the new UK trailer (+ international poster) for Yûji Shimomura's Re:Born, direct from YouTube:
And here's the alternate, original Japanese trailer for Yûji Shimomura's Re:Born with English subtitles:
When an entire squad of Japanese Defense Force soldiers are cut down during a training exercise, it appears the worst is true: the Ghost, a legendary covert operative, has seemingly come back and set his targets on the force that used and abandoned him. His old comrade is now living a quiet life and trying to simply slip by unnoticed as he raises the young girl in his care, but must return to the world he abandoned to stop his former friend turned enemy. Re:Born is directed by Japanese filmmaker Yûji Shimomura, a former stunt coordinator / action director making his feature directorial debut after first co-directing Death Trance in 2005. This premiered at the 2016 Bucheon Fantastic Film Festival, and also played at Fantastic Fest last year. The film still doesn't have a US distributor or US release set yet, stay tuned. Who's interested?
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
Holy crap. More imaginative combat violence in the preview than in the last half dozen action flicks I've seen put together. Hope the story holds together. This looks promising.
Peter Collinson on Sep 25, 2017
oliveitor on Sep 25, 2017
People use to say that there's so much violence on film. True, this one is another example. Violence won't be enough to see this one. And I hope there's really more to it ...
shiboleth on Sep 25, 2017
I saw posters for this, but didn't see it because it looked silly. I guess the trailer does more for some films than posters. Sometimes.
DAVIDPD on Sep 25, 2017
Why, oh why, can't we in the US make original stuff like this instead of Transformer shite 5,6,7,8... and endless superhero films?
KLD on Sep 25, 2017
Well, superhero films is what is original about American cinema. It is definitely American cultural heritage. Which is, of course, a bit discouraging, but that's what US has and does. Beside few thousands other films which are also mostly bad ...
shiboleth on Sep 26, 2017
JohnDoeB on Sep 26, 2017
Choreography is badass. In the same vein as the great Bourne trilogy. But if only they can remove the sequences were the dude dodges the bullets, it would be more acceptable for my rational brain.
tarek on Sep 26, 2017
Is he actually dodging bullets? Or just dodging where he thinks the bullets WILL go?
THE_RAW_ on Sep 29, 2017
Unless he is some mutant predicting the future, it's something impossible to achieve.
tarek on Sep 29, 2017
I feel like he's anticipating and doing it well
Saverio on Oct 1, 2017
I would love to see Tak become the main villain assassin against Keanu for the next John Wick movie...
Rage72 on Sep 26, 2017
This. Looks. NUTS. I'm in.
THE_RAW_ on Sep 29, 2017
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