Takeshi Kitano Double Feature
Violent Cop / Boiling Point
Dir. Takeshi Kitano, Japan, 1989, DCP, 103 min., Japanese w/ English subtitles
In one of his first dramatic roles, writer/director Takeshi "Beat" Kitano plays Detective Azuma, a hostile cop who's not afraid of using violent means to catch his culprits. When his sister is kidnapped by a sadistic drug lord, Azuma's Dirty Harry-style tactics escalate in his quest for vengeance.
Dir. Takeshi Kitano, Japan, 1990, DCP, 97 min. Japanese w/ English subtitles
In the second film from action auteur Takeshi "Beat" Kitano, two members of a Japanese junior baseball team get mixed up with the local yakuza after their coach is attacked by gangsters. The pair gets more than they bargained for when they travel to Okinawa seeking revenge.