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Takeshi Kitano's absurdist comedy Getting Any? on Blu-ray in October

31 August 2017

From the acclaimed director Takeshi Kitano [Hana-Bi, Kikujiro] comes a bizarre, over-the-top and absurd comedy full of slapstick silliness and never-ending gags. A satire of Japanese society and popular cinema, Getting Any? embraces the spirit of Kitano s early stand-up and television work and as such it offers a genuine inside look into his true personality.

The story follows the nerdy middle age Asao, a professional daydreamer, whose one and only goal in life is – as the title suggests – to get laid. Asao embarks on a series of slapstick adventures in search of fulfilling his ultimate fantasy – making wild passionate sex with a woman. His holy quest for sex lands Asao in a series of absurd situations, involving robbery schemes, big movie productions, yakuza gang rivalry wars and scientific experiments.

Getting Any? may be very episodic and perhaps even pointless in the grand scheme of things, but for those willing to go for it, it's a hoot from start to finish. We'll freely admit that this is some way from our favourite Kitano film – you can read our review of the earlier DVD release here – but for Kitano completists and fans of frat humour, this is still a welcome release, being the first time Getting Any? has been released on Blu-ray anywhere in the world.

Getting Any Blu-ray cover and slipcase artwork

Getting Any? will be released in the UK as a Blu-ray premiere on 16 October 2017 by Third Window Films at the RRP of 19.99.

Blu-ray features:

  • New 2k restoration by Office Kitano
  • Audio commentary by Sean Redmond, author of The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano - Flowering Blood
  • Interview with Takeshi Kitano from the original DVD release
  • First 1000 copies come with Limited Edition slipcase illustrated by Marie Bergeron