Drafthouse Bringing Sion Sono’s ‘Hell’ to Theaters Next Year (with a Trailer)

By  · Published on August 23rd, 2013

For a lot of people, including me, hearing that Sion Sono has a new film is enough to sell the ticket. Doesn’t matter the title, doesn’t matter who’s starring, doesn’t matter the story. After Noriko’s Dinner Table, Love Exposure and Cold Fish, he’s proven himself as a visionary that’s nearly peerless in the kinds of films that he’s making – exploring identity and moral downfalls in fascinating ways.

And now he’s taking on The Yakuza.

In Why Don’t You Play In Hell?, Sono tosses an amateur film crew in the middle of an ongoing grudge match between two crime lords in what he calls, “an action film about the love of 35mm.” With a description like that, it’s wholly unsurprising that Drafthouse Films will be releasing it. There’s no exact date yet, but they’re planning a theatrical run for some and VOD for all.

Check out the teaser trailer here:

Hell yes. Mark your calendars (just circle the whole year).

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