In 1978 an Osaka bank was held under siege for 40 hours by a thief, until he was killed by the police – the entire event televised live. Using that drama as a springboard for this film, director Toshiaki Takahashi and writer Takuya Nishioka worked backwards from the death of the thief to how he reached his ill-fated end. Ryudo Uzaki plays Akio Takeda, the eventual petty criminal who was warped early on by an inadequate father. Already slipping into crime as a potential career when still a teenager, Takeda determines that he will do something "really big" before the age of 30. As a first step, he changes his appearance: he gets a tattoo (identifying him as a possible yakusha,) gets an Afro, and starts work as a waiter/bartender in a "hostess" club in Osaka. Soon Takeda is managing the club and having an affair with its most popular woman – but this is not the goal he had in mind a decade earlier. And so he plans the Osaka bank robbery – making more than one fatal mistake before his last act, convinced that a tattoo, a haircut, and an attitude are all he needs to succeed.
Discover the fascinating make-up of Japan - from bullet trains, neon lights, and mobile phones to ancient temples, kimonos and cherry blossoms. Japanese culture embraces the old and new, and emphasizes the importance of nature and the seasons. Discovery Atlas: Japan Revealed chronicles these facets, while introducing you to a host of residents including an apprentice geisha, a tuna fisherman, a tattoo artist, school girls and a robot-designing family. In their own ways, see these unique individuals demonstrate how the Japanese are masters of the future and guardians of the past.
Tattoo You is the 16th British and 18th American studio album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1981. The follow-up to Emotional Rescue, it proved to be a big critical and commercial success. A very popular album upon release, it is the last Rolling Stones album to reach the top position of the US charts, ending a string of #1's dating back to 1971's Sticky Fingers.
After bum-rushing the '80s with EMOTIONAL RESCUE, the Stones released TATTOO YOU, the second half of a potent one-two album punch that showed the band asserting themselves as they entered their third decade of music-making. Essentially made up of songs dating as far back as 1972 sessions for GOATS HEAD SOUP, the Stones' 1981 release is still a potent slab of swagger and sass. "Hang Fire" is a tight two-minute and twenty second redefinition of surf music, and "Start Me Up" is classic Stones, replete with Jagger's sexual braggadocio and Keith's patented "Honky Tonk Women"-style riffs. The bluesy shuffle that is "Black Limousine" is only surpassed by the cocky "Little T & A," sung by an endearingly raspy Keith Richards. Most impressive on TATTOO YOU is the wistful "Waiting On A Friend," featuring jazz giant Sonny Rollins wailing away on his saxophone as the song fades out.