Samurai Marathon (2019)
Inspired by a real-life race that is still held annually in Japan, Samurai Marathon is an epic sword slasher from director Bernard Rose (Candyman) and the team behind 13 Assassins and The Last Emperor.
In the late feudal era of Japan, a young ninja (Satoh) is operating undercover in the court of an aging Lord during a peaceful era of Japan that is on the brink of change. After the Lord challenges his lazy samurais to a punishing marathon to toughen them up, the ninja finds his loyalties put to the test. Facing impossible odds, this unusual band of characters is running a race to win or die.
Signature Entertainment presents Samurai Marathon on Digital HD, 20th January.
First Love (2019)
Blood, gore, severed heads and a tender love story at its heart. Visionary director Takashi Miike (Audition, 13 Assassins, Ichi The Killer) returns to the big screen with the wildly entertaining Tarantino-esque crime thriller First Love.
A boxer with a brain tumour, a crooked cop with terrible luck, an amputee Chinese gangster and a terrified call girl who’s stalked by a ghost in tighty whities come together in action-packed chaos. First Love is the story of Leo and Monica, who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one raucous night of unadulterated mayhem in Tokyo.
Signature Entertainment presents First Love in Cinemas, on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, 14th February.