Bullet Ballet is one of two January releases (the other is 9 Souls) from ArtsMagic, and is their first release by the highly acclaimed Shinya Tsukamoto (formalist in the eyes of many critics).
For those who have seen Tetsuo, in many ways it is a continuation of the obsessive investigation into the relationship between a human being and the city that has spawned him, and particularly Tokyo. Made in 1998, between two more commercial projects (Tokyo Fist - 1995 and Gemini - 1999), but unlike those films, Bullet Ballet was made by Tsukamoto's own company, Kaiju Cinema, and financed by the director. In fact , it's ultimate success ensured the continued existence of the company. Like all productions of Kaiju to date, it is shot in black and white, the perfect medium for emphasising the formal aspect of his work.