Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1989.
Special features: Commentary by director Ridley Scott [optional audio feature]; Black Rain: The script, the cast [featurette] (21 min.); Black Rain: Making the film, part 1 [featurette] (29 min.); Black Rain: Making the film, part 2 [featurette] (9 min.); Black Rain: Post-production [featurette] (13 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.).
Opening credits -- Nice bike -- Internal affairs -- Table manners -- Freeze -- My collar, my case -- Dental work -- Local heat -- Observers -- Money to burn -- Ties -- "What'd I Say" -- Foreigner -- Last bullfight -- Just you and me -- Sequins -- Gray areas -- Switch -- Missing plate -- Hot lead -- Suspended -- On the edge -- Black rain -- Going for it -- Yakuza code -- Payback -- Honor -- End credits.
Director of photography, Jan De Bont ; film editor, Tom Rolf ; music by Hans Zimmer ; production designer, Norris Spencer.
Michael Douglas (Nick), Andy Garcia (Charlie), Ken Takakura (Masahiro), Kate Capshaw (Joyce), Yusaku Matsuda (Sato), Tomisaburo Wakayama (Sugai).
New York detective Nick Conklin is a down on his luck, under investigation by Internal Affairs. He and his friend Charlie witness a brutal murder at the meeting between Mafia and Yakuza chieftains. After arresting a suspect named Sato, they are assigned to escort him to Osaka, where they promptly hand him over to his fellow gangsters, disguised as cops. Determined to pursue the escaped suspect, Nick and Charlie besiege the Osaka police for help. They are grudgingly granted observer status--no guns--and a minder: assistant detective Masahiro Matsumoto. Meanwhile, escaped suspect Sato has plans to bypass the traditional Yakuza hierarchy and go straight to the top, unless the New Yorkers can convince the Japanese to help them stop him.
MPAA rating: Rated R.
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16:9 televisions.
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned.