30th August, 2017

RE:BORN to premiere at The FIGHTING SPIRIT Film Festival and screen at other festivals (UK & Ireland)


Re:Born, starring Tak Sakaguchi and directed by Yuji Shinomura  will premiere at The Fighting Spirit Film Festival on Saturday 16 September 2017, before playing at other festivals around the UK and Ireland ahead of its 2018 home video release.

When an entire squad of Japanese Defense Force soldiers are cut down during a training exercise, it appears the worst is true: the Ghost, a legendary covert operative, has seemingly come back and set his targets on the force that used and abandoned him. His old comrade is now living a quiet life and trying to simply slip by unnoticed as he raises the young girl in his care, but must return to the world he abandoned to stop his former friend turned enemy.

After exploding onto the scene as the star of Ryuhei Kitamura’s Versus back in 2000, Tak Sakaguchi (Alive, Shinobi : Heart Under Blade) has been one of the go-to action stars and fight choreographers in Japan, with a loyal cadre of fans all around the globe.  Having worked for a few years behind the camera as action choreographer on Sion Sono’s Tag and Tokyo Tribe under a pseudonym, Re:Born arks Tak’s return to the screen with collaborator Yuji Shimomura (Death Trance, Flash Point, Warriors Way, Gantz:Perfect Wars) with him.

Built around a unique fight discipline created by combat supervisor Yoshitaka Inagawa, with a script stripped back to its bare essentials, Re:Born plays like a sort of First Blood reflected back on itself. Director Yuji Shimomura – one of the world’s most under-appreciated action directors and a key member of Donnie Yen’s stunt team – shoots vicious segments with a raw elegance while Sakaguchi proves once again that his quiet gravitas makes him one of the most compelling action stars in the world.

View the New & Exclusive UK Trailer here

The Fighting Spirit Film Festival celebrates and screen martial arts and action movies and will take place on 16 September 2017.  Tickets may be purchased here

Re:Born will screen at other UK & Irish Film Festivals over the coming months.  Further details will be released soon.




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