USA Kamikaze (Blu-ray) (Kino Lorber) [USA]


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Jul 15, 2014
Release date: May 9, 2023
Purchase links: Kino Lorber - Amazon
Price: $17.97 (Kino) - $19.99 (Amazon)

From co-writer/producer Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita, Léon: The Professional, The Fifth Element) comes the sharp and sumptuous sci-fi/comedy/thriller Kamikaze. Michel Galabru (Subway) is Albert. He’s old, bored, batty and unemployed…but brilliant with computers. Albert embarks on a mission to get rid of the people he hates most—the televised kind—and invents a way to kill TV announcers, on air, from the comfort of his own home. Police are baffled, but Richard Bohringer (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover) as Inspector Romain Pascot dedicates himself to the chase. Also starring Dominique Lavanant (Roberto Benigni’s The Monster), the cult ’80s classic Kamikaze bursts with slick widescreen visuals by cinematographer Jean-François Robin (L’Amour Braque) and pulsing musical soundscapes by composer Éric Serra (GoldenEye), complementing the explosive satire on couch-potato culture.

Product Extras:
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Eddy Von Mueller
Au coeur du cinéma: Interview with Director Didier Grousset (25:37)
Objectif Kamikaze: Documentary (34:04)
Theatrical Trailer
In French with Optional English Subtitles
Never heard of this movie, but the concept of killing anyone you see on TV is lovely, I'd surely use and abuse that ability!