Third Window Films is pleased to announce the Blu-ray release of Takeshi Kitano's Kids Return. Featuring a new 2K remaster from Office Kitano! The first 1000 copies feature a limited cardboard slipcase with new illustrated artwork by Marie Bergeron. The Blu-ray is out on October 24th and features a new audio commentary by film scholar Aaron Gerow and a Making Of documentary.
Synopsis: Takeshi Kitano’s sixth film, Kids Return, is a cinematic tale about Shinji (Masanobu Ando) and Masaru (Ken Kaneko), two high-school dropouts, growing up in a Tokyo suburb. Shinji and Masaru are playful, self-centred and irresponsible. They wag school, ridicule their teachers and bully other students, and spend most of their time at the local coffee house and noodle shop. Shinji pursues an amateur boxing career, but does not have the strength or determination to succeed amidst the cutthroat competition. Masaru joins a yakuza gang, quickly rising in the ranks of the local mob, but due to his lack of discipline, he too soon loses his position. Three years later, Shinji and Masaru meet again and return to their old school.