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Cult Acclaimed Anime Remake of “A Kite” also stars India Eisley and Callan McAuliffe

Anchor Bay Entertainment announces that it is set to release the cult Anime remake KITE starring Academy Award Nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, The Avengers), India Eisley (Underworld: Awakening, The Secret Life of the American Teenager) and Callan McAuliffe (The Great Gatsby, Beneath the Harvest Sky, Underground: The Julian Assange Story) and Directed by Ralph Ziman (The Zookeeper, Hearts and Minds, Jerusalema) on DVD and Blu-ray on 13th October.

In a vast, multicultural and decimated urban landscape, post-financial collapse, SAWA (India Eisley), beautiful but emotionally detached, lives a secret life as a covert assassin. The daughter of a police detective involved in the investigation of human trafficking, she was orphaned at the tender age of 12 when an unknown assailant targeted both of her parents.

Now 18, Sawa is a human time-bomb intent upon eliminating members of the flesh-cartels whom she presumes murdered her family — men who exploit the defenseless children of a collapsed society for the pleasure of high-paying, foreign clients.

Her father’s ex-partner, INSPECTOR KARL AKER (Samuel L. Jackson), is a renegade cop who believes that the only way to eradicate the problems of a corrupt and failed state is to take the law into his own hands.  With his help they have sworn to avenge her parent’s death by taking out the head of the cartel, a mysterious man known only as The Emir.

Sequestered in a cryptic lifestyle that she shares only with him, Sawa is dependent upon Aker.  A powerful, dominating figure, twice her age, he is a supportive, surrogate father, and under his tutelage she has become an emotionless killing machine skilled at infiltrating the flesh-cartels and liquidating its members.

The Anime

Also known as “A Kite,” Yasuomi Umetsu’s original anime, when first released in 1998, was a highly controversial graphic story of hard action and illicit eroticism.  It was banned in certain countries but also sold to worldwide cult acclaim.

KITE is available on DVD & Blu-ray from 13th October 2014.

DVD: £15.99 / Cat.No: ABD1224

Blu-ray: £19.99 / Cat.No: ABB8208

Cert: 15

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