Wolf Gremm's 'Kamikaze '89' Planned for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Jul 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The 1989 sci-fi thriller will receive the Blu-ray treatment in September.

In an early announcement to retailers, Film Movement is working on 'Kamikaze '89' for Blu-ray on September 27.

In his last acting role, legendary director Rainer Werner Fassbinder plays Jansen, an expert cop living in a dystopic future (and clad in a sharp leopard skin jacket) where a mysterious organization known as The Combine controls all media. After The Combine's headquarters receives several bomb threats, Jansen is tasked with infiltrating the nefarious conglomerate.

This cult classic features a soundtrack by Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream and an array of New German Cinema stars, including Brigitte Mira (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul), Frank Ripploh (Taxi Zum Klo), and Gunter Kaufmann (The Marriage of Maria Braun).

Specs have yet to be revealed, but the Blu-ray will feature a NEW 4K restoration; 60-minute documentary; Rainer Werner Fassbinder The Last Year; Audio Commentary by Producer Regina Ziegler; John Cassavetes Kamikaze '89 radio spots; Kamikaze 89 trailer; Original stills; and Collector's booklet.

You can find the latest specs for 'Kamikaze '89' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under September 27.

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