Japanese rock star Gackt makes his Hollywood film debut in Bunraku
, an exhilarating action spectacular from writer-director Guy Moshe. Inspired by the Japanese traditional art of puppet theater (which is what the film's title refers to), Bunraku
is an inventive, audacious mix of spaghetti westerns, chabara cinema, and neo-noir. In addition to Gackt as a lone swordsman, Bunraku
also features an impressive cast of Hollywood stars, including Josh Harnett (I Come With the Rain
) as a cowboy seeking revenge, Woody Harrelson (2012
) as a bartender, Ron Perlman (Hellboy
) as a villainous crime boss and Demi Moore (Ghost
) as a dangerous femme fatale.
In a future post-war world, guns have been outlawed, and people can only fight each other with primitive weapons like swords. One day, a nameless drifter (Josh Harnett) and a samurai (Gackt) arrive at a city looking to settle their respective scores with the Woodcutter (Ron Perlman), the crime lord that rules the city. The two are brought together by a bartender (Woody Harrelson), who always has some wisdom to offer. With other groups of people with their own agendas arriving in town, an violent battle for the control of the city is about to begin.
This edition includes the film on both Blu-ray and DVD. It also comes with a bonus DVD containing an interview with Gackt and trailers.