Re:Born — International Trailer


added: Fri, Sep 22nd '17

Witness an exciting new cinematic fighting style that would make any Hollywood action hero cringe in pain.

Check out the international trailer for "Re:Born," a gritty Japanese action thriller that features a new hand-to-hand fighting technique called "Zero-Range Combat" which was developed by combat strategist and master fight instructor Yoshitaka Inagawa.

The ultra-violent film features Japanese action star 'Tak' Sakaguchi (best known for the cult films "Versus," "Yakuza Weapon," and "Why Don't You Play in Hell") as a retired military assassin who discovers an old enemy from his past has tracked him down and wants to kill him.

Yuji Shimomura, a veteran stunt coordinator who has worked on such films as Donnie Yen's "Flash Point," "The Warrior's Way," and "Versus," directs the action movie, which could be regarded as a modern-day take on the old Samurai or Ronin tales.

"Re:Born" doesn't have an official U.S. release date or an official U.S. distributor. The film, however, is expected to spend the rest of the year on the festival circuit, having already screened at last year's BiFan and Fantastic Fest.

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.

After exploding onto the scene as the star of Ryuhei Kitamura's Versus back in 2000, Tak Sakaguchi (Alive, Shinobi : Heart Under Blade) has been one of the go-to action stars and fight choreographers in Japan, with a loyal cadre of fans all around the globe. Having worked for a few years behind the camera as action choreographer on Sion Sono's Tag and Tokyo Tribe under a pseudonym, Re:Born arks Tak's return to the screen with collaborator Yuji Shimomura (Death Trance, Flash Point, Warriors Way, Gantz:Perfect Wars) with him.

Built around a unique fight discipline created by combat supervisor Yoshitaka Inagawa, with a script stripped back to its bare essentials, Re:Born plays like a sort of First Blood reflected back on itself. Director Yuji Shimomura -- one of the world’s most under-appreciated action directors and a key member of Donnie Yen's stunt team -- shoots vicious segments with a raw elegance while Sakaguchi proves once again that his quiet gravitas makes him one of the most compelling action stars in the world.


directed by   Yuji Shimomura

starring   Tak Sakaguchi, Akio Otsuka

release date   Coming Soon

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