August 8–9, 2014
10:30 PM–12:30 AM Free
Free ticket with a $10 K2 minimum
Starring Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, and Yui Natsukawa.
Movie Medicine Facts
Kitano said that he wanted the fights to be as realistic as possible, but that he wanted the blood to be extremely exaggerated.
The end dance sequence is a tribute to many of the popular Japanese films, in which the Hollywood-style happy ending was followed by a sudden “burst into song”. He wanted to attempt this, but in a different type of way. Kitano combined traditional Kabuki theatre clog-dancing with “the latest African-American tap style”.
The blood in the film has been described by many as being “too CGI”. Kitano did this intentionally, wanting to “soften the shock to the audience” due to the high body count. Kitano told the CGI artist he wanted the blood to “look like flowers blossoming across the screen.”