Japanese Supernatural Crime Drama ‘Signal: The Movie Cold Case Investigation Unit’ Coming To North America

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Japanese film director Hajime Hashimoto’s supernatural crime drama ‘Signal: The Movie Cold Case Investigation Unit’ is making its way to North America via a blu-ray DVD release from Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts on March 22, 2022, though it is currently available for pre-order.

The movie follows a police officer who finds an old police radio that allows him to communicate with the past, so he can solve mysteries in the future. It is a continuation of a hit television series from Fuji TV. It is written by Kosuke Nishi and Hiroshi Hayashi with Takashi Hagiwara, Yoko Toyofuku, Ichiryu Obara, Takahiro Kasaoki, and Mai Ishida serving as producers.

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Among the cast includes Kentaro Sakaguchi, Kazuki Kitamura, Michiko Kichise, Yuichi Kimura, Tetsuhiro Ikeda, Kaede Aono, Tetta Sugimoto, Nao, Tetsushi Tanaka, Takeshi Kaga, and Tsuyoshi Ihara.

You can watch the trailer below:

Shout describes the synopsis as follows:

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“When officer Kento Saegusa (Kentaro Sakaguchi) picks up a dusty old police radio that’s about to be scrapped, it brings him into contact with Takeshi Oyama (Kazuki Kitamura). The two detectives, one from the past and one from the present, have worked together to solve countless cold cases. Now they’re back together once more!

Tokyo, 2021. A high-ranking government official is killed when his chauffeur loses control on an expressway. Saegusa suspects it was far from accidental. Meanwhile, in 2009, parliamentary officials are dying in a succession of fatal car crashes. While the police write them off as accidents, Oyama is the only one convinced of foul play.

This time, Saegusa and Oyama are forced to go up against corruption in their own home: the police force. Will they finally reunite in the present?”

K-pop band BTS are included in the soundtrack with them performing the theme song “Film Out,” with member Jungkook co-writing it with Japanese rock star Iyori Shimizu.


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