Prolific auteur Takashi Miike's (Ichi the Killer, Blade of the Immortal, 13 Assassins) noir-tinged violent yakuza film First Love was released in theaters late last year, and it's now headed to home video early next month!
Certified "Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, the wild, genre-blending story follows a young boxer and a call girl who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.
"When a duplicitous scheme by the low-level yakuza, Kase (Shota Sometani) goes hilariously wrong, a terminally ill boxer, Leo (Masataka Kubota), and a disturbed drug addicted call girl, Monica (Sakurako Konishi), find themselves innocently caught in the crosshairs of two warring gangs. Over the course of the increasingly ludicrous night, the two fall passionately in love, while the hail of bullets and blood fall quietly in the background. From prolific auteur Takashi Miike, this noir-tinged, violent yakuza film, is Miike at his most fun and anarchic."
First Love debuts on Digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 11th from Well Go USA!