Gregory Hatanaka

Bio:

Gregory Hatanaka is a film distributor and producer.

Hatanaka has overseen and/or been affiliated with the distribution of over 200 films including: John Woo's iconic film The Killer starring Chow Yun-Fat; The Coen Brothers' Blood Simple; The Stranger, directed by the legendary Academy Award recipient Satyajit Ray; South of Heaven, West of Hell directed/starring Dwight Yoakam, Vince Vaughn, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda, My Favorite Season starring the legendary Catherine Deneuve and directed by Andre Techine; "Blue Juice" starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ewan McGregor; the films of France's Claude Chabrol; the original Fever Pitch starring Colin Firth; Too Tired To Die starring Oscar winner Mira Sorvino; Kiss & Tell with Heather Graham, Rose McGowan and David Arquette; Portraits Chinois starring Helena Bonham-Carter; Bad Manners starring Oscar nominee David Strathairn; A Little Bit of Soul starring Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, The Bridge directed by Gerard Depardieu, La Separation starring Isabelle Huppert, Santosh Sivan's The Terrorist, Abel Ferrara's R'Xmas, and Leni Riefenstahl's classic Olympia. Hatanaka also restored and distributed the martial arts milestone film Master of the Flying Guillotine.

As a filmmaker, he has directed three features, the drama Until The Night, the cult thriller Mad Cowgirl and the art/experimental drama Violent Blue.
Filmography

Actor ( 7 credits )

Banned, Exploited & Blacklisted: The Underground Work of Controversial Filmmaker Shane Ryan (2017) (segment "The Making of Samurai Cop 2")
Noirland (2016) Sho
Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015) Aguirre
Violent Blue (2011) Kancha Cheena
MoreHorror in Hollywood (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Death Valley Diary (2003) Robert Harmon
Come See the Paradise (1990) Trumpet Player (uncredited)

Producer ( 21 credits )

Darling Nikki (2017) producer
Rise of the Scarecrows: Hell on Earth (2017) producer
Banned, Exploited & Blacklisted: The Underground Work of Controversial Filmmaker Shane Ryan (2017) producer: studio
Toxic Apocalypse (2016) associate producer
Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015) producer
Dv2 (2015) executive producer
Blue Dream (2013) producer
Dv (2013) producer
Manhaters! (2012) executive producer
Violent Blue (2011) producer
Stiff (2010) producer
This Is Who I Am (2010) co-executive producer
Amateur Porn Star Killer 2 (2008) co-executive producer
Mad Cowgirl (2006) producer
Pain and Suffering (2006) producer
Shadow Fury (2001) executive producer
Cupid's Mistake (2001) producer
Double Deception (2001) executive producer
Liability Crisis (1995) co-executive producer
Sociopathia (0) executive producer
Hunter (0) producer

Writer ( 4 credits )

Darling Nikki (2017) (writer)
Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015) (screenplay)
Blue Dream (2013) (screenplay)
Violent Blue (2011) (screenplay)

Director ( 9 credits )

Darling Nikki (2017)
Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015)
Blue Dream (2013)
Violent Blue (2011)
Mad Cowgirl (2006)
Pain and Suffering (2006)
Bar Paradise (2005)
Until the Night (2004)
Hunter (0)