Exclusive Clip And New Red Band Trailer For Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL

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Exclusive Clip And New Red Band Trailer For Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL
Drafthouse Films is bringing the madness to US shores with Sono Sion's Why Don't You Play In Hell hitting select theaters and VOD platforms across the nation on November 7th and we've got an exclusive clip from the film along with a brand new red band trailer to whet the appetite.

Master filmmaker Sion Sono (Love Exposure; Cold Fish) describes his frenzied, gleeful new masterpiece as "an action film about the love of 35mm." Based on a screenplay he wrote nearly fifteen years ago, Why Don't You Play In Hell? is among Sono's very best work, as his trademark excess and outrageousness is infused with an affection for the previous century of Japanese cinema. This is Sion Sono with his talent and unique vision completely unleashed.

There's a war going on, but that won't stop the inexperienced but eager wannabe film crew The Fuck Bombers from following their dreams of making the ultimate action epic. Ten years ago, yakuza mid-boss Ikegami led an assault against rival don Muto. Now, on the eve of his revenge, all Muto wants to do is complete his masterpiece, a feature film with his daughter in the starring role, before his wife is released from prison. And The Fuck Bombers are standing by with the chance of a lifetime: to film a real, live yakuza battle to the death...on 35mm!

WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? hits cinemas November 7th.

Take a look at the clip and trailer below!

Why Don't You Play in Hell? [Trailer] Red Band from Drafthouse Films on Vimeo.

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DerickNovember 5, 2014 1:24 PM

I freakin' love this movie and so glad that Drafhouse will be releasing it in Bluray as well next year!!

Martin WagnerNovember 6, 2014 4:27 AM

I'm delighted this awesome movie is coming out at last... but I remain boggled by how it takes SO long for some movies to make it from the festival circuit out to the general public. I saw this at *last* year's Fantastic Fest, in late September, which means it has taken 13.5 months to secure a general release. One would hope, with VOD now becoming the preferred (and in many cases, only viable) distribution channel for non-studio films, there could be a way to get deserving movies like this to their audience much faster. Make people wait too long, the initial interest fades, and by the time you finally release your film the people most eagerly waiting for it have forgotten about it and moved on to the next thing in the buzz bin. (Sono has enough of an entrenched fan base I think he's immune to that effect, but for other emerging filmmakers, it could pose a problem.)

B4000November 6, 2014 8:55 AM

Awesome movie

Todd BrownNovember 6, 2014 10:08 AM

These delays most often come down to problems with delivering materials to the distributor or obtaining the necessary insurance and paperwork needed to release in the US. The American market requires that distributors obtain an Errors And Omissions insurance policy before releasing a film and as the US is the only territory that really does that, many producers in other territories don't bother to prep the materials in advance that they'll need to get the policy unless they're confident that the film is going to sell, and sell at a high enough value for it to be worth the effort and cost. If they don't plan for it and then the film sells, it translates to a lengthy delay as everything gets sorted. It's not actually a distributor problem, it's a producer problem in many cases.

bricriu .November 6, 2014 2:23 PM

So excited to see this finally. Just finished Strange Circus on Netflix (part of a loosely thematic late October 'horror' binge) and it reminded me that there are few directors as original and prolific as Sion Sono.

Martin WagnerNovember 6, 2014 8:47 PM

Very interesting. Not surprised to hear it's a bureaucratic bottleneck. Sadly, this just allows pirating and torrenting to flourish.

Todd BrownNovember 7, 2014 10:56 AM

Yup. Pretty much.