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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hard Romanticker gets a US relese date!

Japanese violent gangster movies are kind of a guilty pleasure for me and Artsploitation Films will be releasing Hard Romanticker this January on DVD and VOD.

Read the PR after the jump!

From Artsploitation Films:

JAPAN’S HARD ROMANTIKER LIVES UP TO ITS REPUTATION
AS A VIOLENT GANGSTER SAGA BASED ON TRUE-LIFE EVENTS

AVAILABLE ON DVD AND VOD JANUARY 22
FROM ARTSPLOITATION FILMS

LOS ANGELES (December 13, 2012) – Artsploitation Films, the rising American film distribution company, continues to deliver edgy international movies to North American audiences with its third release, HARD ROMANTICKER. Based on director Gu Su-yeon’s semi-autobiographical novel, HARD ROMANTICKER is a spectacular and violent gangster movie that delivers its story with equal amounts style and carnage. Dripping James Dean style cool, the bleach blond Gu (Shota Matsuda) is a young cocky-Korean Japanese hoodlum living in Tokyo. When someone accidently kills the grandmother of a ruthless rival thug. Gu soon finds himself on the receiving end as he becomes the target for bloody, even deadly revenge. And it doesn’t help that the police are on his tail as well. What’s a snarling cigarette puffing thug to do? With tons of ultra-violence, rampaging youths and nihilistic retribution HARD ROMANTICKER is a modern take on A Clockwork Orange, Yakuza style.

Artsploitation’s release of HARD ROMANTICKER, will arrive on DVD for the first time ever on January 22. The DVD extras include a fully illustrated booklet containing critical analysis of the film by writer Patrick Macias – a renowned expert on Japanese pop culture.

Heralding the arrival of HARD ROMANTICKER on January 22, Artsploitation Films will ship its first release, GANDU, on December 18 (*Please note this is the new street date, moved from December 11). Directed by Bengali filmmaker “Q” (Kaushik Mukherjee), this independent Indian film is a deliriously frantic, music-infused look at one poor young man and his dreams of becoming a rap star. GANDU (Hindi slang for “asshole”) is a bold and entertaining example of new Indian filmmaking that, ironically, is banned in India. It will be available on DVD and VOD.

Artsploitation’s second DVD release on January 8, is the award-winning Finnish comedy LAPLAND ODYSSEY.  The film was hailed by the Toronto International Film Festival as “…the hippest, freshest comedy to emerge from Finland in years.” The film will also be made available for download from online digital retailers. It will be offered in High Definition Video on Demand (VOD) and Standard Definition VOD from various providers.

Hard Romanticker Trailer
Hard Romanticker US Homepage

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