“ Yakuza Princess ” focuses on Akemi ( MASUMI ), who lives in São Paulo in a neighborhood full of Japanese immigrants. One day she is visited by a mysterious stranger with lapses in memory: Shiro ( Jonathan Rhys-Meyers ) claims that the two are linked by an ancient sword. In addition, Akemi learns that she descends from a legendary and ruthless yakuza clan and, after the murder of her entire family, is now the last heir to the new leader. And her first mission is bloody revenge on those who killed her family…
«Yakuza Princess» will be released completely uncut for home cinema on April 15, 2022 and can already be pre-ordered. This is probably worth it, especially with the 4K media book, which is only available in a limited edition and, in addition to the film as Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray, also contains a booklet with excerpts from the comic template.
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If you don’t want to wait until physical media are released, the “Yakuza Princess”, which has been approved by the FSK from the age of 18, will be available as VoD from April 7, 2022 with the usual providers such as Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Chilli and Co . for sale.
«Yakuza Princess» is based on the comic book «Samurai Shiro» by Brazilian artist Danilo Beyruth, who has also drawn adventures for Marvel characters such as Ghost Rider and Deadpool. With brutal black and white drawings, «Shiro» differs significantly from most of the works of the legendary US comic company.
Theatrical adaptation starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Of course, the film adaptation comes up in strong colors — and with a well-known cast: In addition to newcomer MASUMI , there are Hollywood star Jonathan Rhys-Meyers («The Tudors», «Vikings»), the established action veteran Tsuyoshi Ihara ( «13 Assassins», «Ninja — Revenge Will Rise») as well as Eijiro Ozaki , known from series like «The Man In The High Castle» and «Altered Carbon» .
«Yakuza Princess» was directed by the Austrian-born Brazilian Vicente Amorim , who has worked with many stars in his 20-year career, for example in the war drama » Good » with Viggo Mortensen and Jason Isaacs.
“ Yakuza Princess ” celebrated its premiere at the renowned genre festival Fantasia in 2021 and subsequently had theatrical releases in numerous countries. In Germany, the tough revenge actioner is now available directly for home cinema.
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