• Why Don’t You Play In Hell?

    Dir. Sion Sono | 2013 | Spine No. 26

    Things get insanely bloody when an aspiring film troupe known as The Fuck Bombers collide with a yakuza boss who wants to make a movie with his daughter, in the prolific Sion Sono’s (Love Exposure; Suicide Club) latest.

    Watch NOW on iTunes!

    Watch NOW on VHX!

    Watch NOW on Vimeo On Demand!

Buy Now   Free Download  

Sion Sono's thirty-first feature is an ode to 35mm film.

Master filmmaker Sion Sono (Love Exposure; Cold Fish) describes his frenzied, gleeful new masterpiece as “an action film about the love of 35mm.” Based on a screenplay he wrote nearly fifteen years ago, Why Don't You Play In Hell? is among Sono’s very best work, as his trademark excess and outrageousness is infused with an affection for the previous century of Japanese cinema. This is Sion Sono with his talent and unique vision completely unleashed.

There's a war going on, but that won't stop the inexperienced but eager wannabe film crew The Fuck Bombers from following their dreams of making the ultimate action epic. Ten years ago, yakuza mid-boss Ikegami led an assault against rival don Muto. Now, on the eve of his revenge, all Muto wants to do is complete his masterpiece, a feature film with his daughter in the starring role, before his wife is released from prison. And The Fuck Bombers are standing by with the chance of a lifetime: to film a real, live yakuza battle to the death...on 35mm!

Endlessly irreverent and wildly, hilariously visceral, Why Don't You Play In Hell? is a Tarantino-esque ode to the yakuza films of yore, and features an over-the-top, blood-soaked finale for the ages.

Videos

Now Playing

Date City Venue
December 19, 2014 - January 2, 2015 Los Angeles, CA The Cinefamily Tix
December 19 - December 21, 2014 Portland, OR Hollywood Theatre Tix
December 19 - December 25, 2014 Tuscon, AZ The Loft Cinema Tix
December 27, 2014 Sioux Falls, SD Club David Tix
January 2 - January 4, 2015 Boston, MA Brattle Theatre Tix
January 7, 2015 Iowa City, IA FilmScene Tix
January 15, 2015 Pleasantville (Upstate), NY Jacob Burns Film Center Tix
January 23, 2015 New York, NY Museum of the Moving Image Tix

Watch Now Online

Platform Link
Amazon Instant Video Watch Now
Google Play Watch Now
iTunes Watch Now
VHX Watch Now
Vimeo Watch Now
Vudu Watch Now
Xbox Live Watch Now
YouTube Watch Now

Stills

back to top