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Luc Besson stirred up European entertainment cinema not only with directing works such as “Nikita” and “Léon – The Professional”, but also with numerous films he produced, such as the “Transporter” series. Even before the Frenchman lured cinema audiences with Hollywood stars, he brought detailed sci-fi worlds to the screen, as he would later pursue in “The Fifth Element” or “Valerian – The City of a Thousand Planets”, and Although in the thriller ” TV-Tod live – Kamikaze “.
Directed by Didier Grousset , the film is about a mad scientist who uses television cameras and transmission waves to kill people – and in such a brutal way that the film has an FSK rating of 18+ in Germany. On April 8, 2022, “TV-Tod live – Kamikaze” will finally celebrate its HD premiere in German home cinema – uncut, of course!
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The Blu-ray premiere of “TV Tod live – Kamikaze” is released in the Mediabook and comes with brand new image scanning compared to the DVD first edition from a few years ago.
This is “TV Death Live – Kamikaze”
Written by Luc Besson, Didier Grousset and Michèle Pétin , the film begins with computer genius Albert ( Michel Galabru ) being fired. During his unemployment, he is driven out of his mind by constant boredom and massive alcohol consumption. He soon decides to develop a technology that will enable him to turn TV cameras into dangerous weapons and use them to kill annoying TV presenters live on air. Police Inspector Romain Pascot ( Richard Bohringer ) begins the hunt for Albert, but needs a lot of help…
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While many later Besson films are known for their polished look reminiscent of big-budget Hollywood goods, “TV-Tod live – Kamikaze” was even smaller: Although the sci-fi thriller was shown in cinemas in France, In terms of appearance and its internal logic, it is more reminiscent of the charm of B movies that were produced directly for the video market. For Besson fans and film fans who miss this style, this is not a contra, but a reason to take a look at “TV-Tod live”.
Incidentally, the media book is limited to just 1,200 copies and contains a 16-page booklet with additional information about the film and its makers.
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