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    Unique ID Code: 0000196201
    Added by: Jitendar Canth
    Added on: 6/3/2019 15:36
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    Top Knot Detective

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    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 90 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Synopsis:
    This mockumentary unravels the tale of how ‘Ronin Suiri Tantai’ made it to Australian screens back in the late 90’s, retitled as Top Knot Detective, and what really happened behind the scenes of this outrageous show.

    The original Japanese series was legendary in its home country as being a cultural train-wreck, led by its insane writer/director/star, Takashi Takamoto. The rivalry between Takashi and co-star, Haruto Koike, is just the tip of this conspiratorial iceberg, leading back to Japanese conglomerate Sutaffu, and its CEO, Moritaro (coincidentally, Haruto’s father). On-screen he battles robot ninjas & penis monsters off-screen jealousy threatens to demolish his legacy.

    Narrated by Des Mangan (Hercules Returns), he introduces us to the sensation of today’s cult fan world at Oz Comicon, then takes us right back to the origins of Takashi Takamoto, his hunger for fame, desire to be admired, and the blurry lines between truth and fiction. Through interviews with cast and crew, the mystery of Takashi Takamoto unravels, and we get an insight into the eccentric shows that cult film fans hold so dear.

    Special Features:
    Audio Commentary
    Original 9min Pilot Episode
    Trailer
    Stunt Team Pre-Vis Fights
    Making Of
    Image Gallery
    Slipcase

    Video Tracks:
    1.78:1 widescreen 1080p

    Audio Tracks:
    DTS-HD MA 2.0 Stereo English and Japanese

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English

    Directed By:
    Aaron McCann
    Dominic Pearce

    Written By:


    Starring:
    Toshi Okuzaki
    Masa Yamaguchi
    Mayu Iwasaki
    Kuni Hashimoto
    Izumi Woods
    Shinichi Matsuda
    Oscar Harris
    Lee Lin Chin
    Des Mangan

    Casting By:
    Megan Riley

    Music From:
    Malcolm Clark
    Lance Robinson
    Mason Vellios

    Director of Photography:
    A.J. Coultier

    Editor:
    Steven Aaron Hughes
    Dominic Pearce

    Costume Designer:
    Nicole Ferraro

    Production Designer:
    Matt Willemsen

    Producer:
    Lauren Brunswick

    Distributor:
    Third Window Films

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