Wednesday, 1 May 2013

For Love's Sake-A film by Takashi Miike- DVD/BLU-RA​Y out June 10th

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here with some great news that For Love's Sake by our favourite Director Takahi Miike will be getting a DVD/Blu Ray release on June 10th, once again from the looks of it he has done yet another classic, Returning from his superb period pieces that were 13 Assassins and Hara-Kiri he once again turns his hand to the ultra colourful and bizzare, i personally for one cannot wait to see it, i have stuck all the details and trailer below and watch this space for a review coming very soon, anymore updates and i shall let you all know,
Many thanks,
Jonny T.

A film by Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai)

Starring: Satoshi Tsumabuki (Villain, Tokyo Family, Tokyo!, Dororo)

Emi Takei (Rurouni Kenshin)
Sakura Ando (Love Exposure, Our Homeland, Penance)
Japan / 2012 / 134 Mins / In Japanese with English subtitles / Colour
Out on Double-disc DVD & Blu-ray
June 10th, 2013

Out on Double-disc DVD & Blu-ray
June 10th, 2013

DVD and Blu-ray Special Features
Anamorphic Widescreen transfer with 5.1 Surround Sound
Making Of, Skip to a Song Selection, Theatrical Trailer


Takashi Miike, the director of '13 Assassins', 'Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai' and 'Audition' brings us as Bollywood-style musical action/comedy/love story!
Not exactly a director that plays along with genre rules, the prolific Takashi Miike now takes his talent in genre bending to the pure romance world with For Love's Sake (a.k.a. Ai to Makoto), based on Kajiwara Ikki's 1973 manga series. An epic story of a rich high school girl who falls in love with a tough young gangster, Miike's take on the story breaks all the rules with musical numbers (with music by popular music producer Kobayashi Takeshi), tongue-in-cheek humour, and in-your-face violence. Starring Satoshi Tsumabuki (Villain) and Emi Takei (Rurouni Kenshin) as the star-crossed lovers, For Love's Sake is a unique and incredibly wild ride that will change your definition of what a pure romance can be.


Takashi Miike draws on his prolific directing experience to create a vivid, generation-spanning love story filled with emotional pain, humour, violence and tenderness. Soliciting unforgettable performances from his talented cast, Miike imbues For Love's Sake with an indomitable spirit.

Born in 1960 in Osaka, Miike graduated from film school in Yokohama. He apprenticed under directors Shohei Imamura and Hideo Onchi before making his directorial debut in 1991. Miike quickly became one of Japan's busiest film makers, directing over 80 works across all genres. His unmatched energy, skill and in some cases boundary-pushing explicitness in adapting the various source material behind his films became his signature. In recent years his work has gained a high international profile, with "Thirteen Assassins" screening as world premiere in Venice in 2010 and "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai" as the first 3D film to compete for the Palme d'Or in Cannes. Among his other films are "One Missed Call," "Zebraman" ('04), "The Great Yokai War" ('05), "Like a Dragon" ('07), "Crows Zero" series ('07, '09), "Sukiyaki Western Django" ('07), "Yatterman" ('09), "Ninja Kids!!!" ('11), "Ace Attorney" ('12). His most recent film "Lesson of the Evil" is released in November 2012.


Versatile actor Satoshi Tsumabuki is a rare example of an actor comfortable and successful in both mainstream entertainment and challenging roles. As Makoto in For Love's Sake he effortlessly expresses inner emotional turmoil, cocksure attitude, latent sensitivity and convincing physical power in the film's furious fight scenes.
Born in 1980 in Fukuoka, Satoshi Tsumabuki made his acting debut in 1998. His first lead role was in 2001 hit "Waterboys," which won him the best newcomer award at the 25th Japan Academy Awards. Focusing on movies, Tsumabuki is also active in TV and live theater. His major film roles include 2003's "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" for which he won a best actor prize, "69" ('04), "Spring Snow" ('05), "Nada Sou Sou – Tears for You" ('06), "Dororo" ('07), "The Magic Hour," "School Days With a Pig" ('08), "Pandemic," "Villon's Wife," Japan-Korea co-production "No Boys, No Cry" ('09), "My Back Page," "Smuggler" ('11). For his role in 2010's "Villain" Tsumabuki won best actor at the Japan Academy Awards, gaining deeper respect for his talent. He will star in Yoji Yamada's upcoming Yasujiro Ozu homage "Tokyo Family," released in 2013.


18-year-old Emi Takei makes a huge impression in For Love's Sake – her first major feature film role. In the role of Ai, Takei personifies the innocent, unconditional love of the massive "jun'ai" ("pure love") sub-genre wholly inspired by Ikki Kajiwara and Takumi Nagayasu's original manga.

Born in 1993 in Aichi Prefecture, Emi Takei first gained notice after winning two prizes at the 11th Japan Bishojo national beauty contest. She soon began appearing in popular TV dramas on the major networks including "Liar Game Season 2". Multi-talented Takei recorded her first single in 2011, with her singing ability strongly evident in For Love's Sake. Currently one of the most in-demand young actresses in Japan, Takei has upcoming lead roles in "Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu" and Warner Brothers samurai action epic "Rurouni Kenshin," released in August 2012.

Other members of the impressive ensemble supporting cast include Takumi Saitoh as Ai's fiercely loyal suitor and classmate Hiroshi, "Letters from Iwo Jima" star Tsuyoshi Ihara as Hanazono High boss Gonta, Sakura Ando as gum-chewing female gang member Gumko, 16-year-old Ito Ono as enigmatic queen of Hanazono High Yuki, Masachika Ichimura as Ai's father and "Departures" star Yo Kimiko as Makoto's wayward mother.

An impressive creative team was assembled to realize For Love's Sake's ambitiously cinematic and musical world. Crafting the memorable story and striking visuals are screenwriter Takayuki Takuma ("Boys Over Flowers the movie"), cinematographer Nobuyasu Kita ("Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai," "Thirteen Assassins") and production designer Yuji Hayashida ("Thirteen Assassins," "Goemon"). Overseeing the diverse soundtrack is Takeshi Kobayashi ("All About Lily Chou-Chou") while dancer and actor Papaya Suzuki provides the film's indelible choreography.  

1 comment:

  1. There's a great post here on the new book about Takashi Miike