Sion Sono is a madman. I know this because Ive seen at least half of his filmography. I continue to know this because Ive seen Tokyo Tribe, an ultraviolent hip hop musical, a film so insane that upon its end I wasnt sure was real. Thank god someones releasing it in the U.S.
No, Tokyo Tribe isnt a horror movie. It is however an utterly chaotic oddity, a total spectacle of unhinged, but remarkable filmmaking. It is strange and undefinable. It is again, a Sion Sono film. XLrator Media has acquired the movie for a Fall 2015 release, and CEO Barry Gordon is correct in the following statement: Audiences have never seen anything like Tokyo Tribe He goes on, but thats whats pure and true.
Tokyo Tribe is set in a futuristic, alternate Tokyo made up of ghetto slums and nightclub playgrounds, territorial street gangs rule the city. The opposing factions each with their own distinctive style — control different neighborhoods and crossing territorial lines leads to riots and rumbles. When a megalomaniacal gang leader tries to invade the other gangs turf, the city explodes into an all-out war.
Tokyo Tribe, never ever die. Enjoy the tease, below.