01 Apr '11, 12am

SP: The Motion Picture (SP: Yabou-Hen / SP 野望篇)

SP: The Motion Picture (SP: Yabou-Hen / SP 野望篇)

SP, or Security Police, refers to that branch within the Japanese police force that does executive protection, and is modelled to a certain degree after the US Secret Service. Even then, we don't see much of such police units in films, even those from Hollywood, where offhand I can recall In the Line of Fire starring Clint Eastwood, or The Sentinel with Michael Douglas. Having visited the Tokyo International FIlm Festival the last few years have allowed me to see SP in action up close since they provide close protection for the Japanese Prime Minister, being the VIP of the opening ceremony, and lo and behold, the opening of SP The Motion Picture brought back some memories of the time spent in Tokyo with a large set action piece. Starting off at the classy Roppongi Hills, an SP unit led by Soichiro Ogata (Shinichi Tsutsumi of Suspect X and The Climber's High fame) successfu...

Full article: http://anutshellreview.blogspot.com/2011/04/sp-motion-pic...

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