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Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years. Vol. 2. Border Crossings: The Crime and Action Movies (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD]

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BOUNDARY-BREAKING EARLY CRIME THRILLERS, MOB DRAMAS AND ACTION MOVIES FROM LEGENDARY CULT DIRECTOR SEIJUN SUZUKI

Includes: Eight Hours of Terror (1957), The Sleeping Beast Within (1960), Smashing the 0-Line (1960), Tokyo Knights (1961), The Man with a Shotgun (1961).

Available for home-viewing for the very first time ever outside of Japan, this collection of bleak crime thrillers, brash mob dramas and exuberant action movies, made across the first five years of Seijun Suzuki s career within Nikkatsu s Borderless Action (mukokuseki akushon) line, presents a heady mix that laid the ground for what was to come.

The Sleeping Beast Within (1960) is a gripping crime thriller that sees a newspaper reporter s search for his girlfriend s missing father lead him into heart of the criminal underworld of Yokohama s Chinatown. Its companion piece, Smashing the 0-Line (1960), follows two reporters descent into a scabrous demimonde of drug and human trafficking. In Eight Hours of Terror (1957), a bus making its precarious way across a winding mountain road picks up some unwelcome passengers. In Tokyo Knights (1961), a college student takes over the family business in the field of organised crime, while The Man with A Shotgun (1961) marks Suzuki s first entry into the territory of the borderless Japanese Western.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Limited Edition Dual Format Collection [1500 copies]
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Newly translated optional English Subtitles
  • Audio commentary by critic and author Jasper Sharp on Smashing the 0-Line
  • Tony Rayns on the Crime and Action Movies the critic and historian discusses the background to the films, their place within Suzuki s career and the talent involved with them
  • Trailers
  • Stills Gallery
  • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • 60-page illustrated collector's book featuring new writing by Jasper Sharp
  • Product Specifications

    Actor
    • Nagato Hiroyuki
    • Ashida Shunsuke
    AudienceRating
    NR (Not Rated)
    Binding
    Blu-ray
    CatalogNumberList
    • MN-B079BF87DS
    Director
    Seijun Suzuki
    EAN
    0760137121688
    EANList
    • 0760137121688
    Edition
    4-Disc Limited Edition
    Format
    • Anamorphic
    • Limited Edition
    • NTSC
    • Widescreen
    ItemDimensions
    • 150
    • 700
    • 90
    • 550
    Label
    Arrow Video
    Languages
    • Japanese, Original Language Japanese, Unknown
    Manufacturer
    Arrow Video
    NumberOfDiscs
    4
    NumberOfItems
    4
    PackageDimensions
    • 58
    • 710
    • 18
    • 542
    ProductGroup
    DVD
    ProductTypeName
    ABIS_DVD
    Publisher
    Arrow Video
    RegionCode
    1
    ReleaseDate
    2018-04-17
    RunningTime
    423
    Studio
    Arrow Video
    Title
    Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years. Vol. 2. Border Crossings: The Crime and Action Movies (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD]
    UPC
    760137121688
    UPCList
    • 760137121688
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