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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: BLU-RAY DISC
  • SKU: AV037
  • UPC: 760137807599
  • Street Date: 01/26/16
  • PreBook Date: 12/22/15
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Run Time: 92 mins
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1958
  • Region Code: 1
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: US
  • Language: Japanese

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actors:Hideaki Nitani, Yujiro Ishihara, Akira Kobayashi
  • Director: Seijun Suzuki, Toshio Masuda, Buichi Saito

 

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Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol 1 Dual Format Blu-ray + Dvd

Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol 1 Dual Format Blu-ray + Dvd
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Nikkatsu, the oldest film studio in Japan, inaugurated a star system in the late 1950s, finding talent and contracting to their Diamond Line for a series of wild genre pictures. This collection celebrates these "Diamond Guys" with three classic films from directors Seijun Suzuki (Branded to Kill), Toshio Masuda (Rusty Knife) and Buichi Saito (Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril). An old hand at tough guy action roles, Hideaki Nitani (Tokyo Drifter, Massacre Gun) stars in Suzuki's Voice Without a Shadow. Asako, a former telephone operator once heard the voice of a murder suspect which has continued to haunt her. Years later her husband invites his boss, Hamazaki, over for dinner and she realises his voice is suspiciously like that of the killer. Before she can investigate further, Hamazaki is found dead and her husband becomes the prime suspect... Next, 50s subculture icon Yujiro Ishihara (Crazed Fruit) stars in Masuda's Red Pier as "Jiro the Lefty", a killer with a natural talent. Shortly after arriving in Kobe, he witnesses a man die in a crane accident which turns out to be a cover-up for a murder. Jiro soon finds himself on the run, tailed by a determined cop... Finally, in Saito's The Rambling Guitarist, mega star Akira Koabyashi (Battles Without Honour and Humanity) stars as wandering street musician Shinji, who falls in with mob boss Akitsu after saving one of his henchmen in a bar fight. Tasked by Akitsu with evicting an offshore fishery, Shinji finds himself in the middle of a very unusual domestic dispute...

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Bonus Materials

  • High Definition digital transfers of all three films, from original film elements by Nikkatsu Corporation
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles
  • Specially recorded video discussions with Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp on Diamond Guys Hideaki Nitani and Yujiro Ishihara
  • Original trailers for all three films and trailer preview for Diamond Guys Vol. 2
  • Extensive promotional image galleries for all three films
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • Booklet featuring new essays on all three films and director profiles by Stuart Galbraith, Tom Mes and Mark Schilling

Sales Points

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
  • Nikkatsu, the oldest film studio in Japan, inaugurated a star system in the late 1950s, finding talent and contracting to their Diamond Line for a series of wild genre pictures.

Press Quotes

These films all still look awesome... A great starting point for Japanese cinema. Highly recommended.

     —Bloody Disgusting

A most welcome introduction for the uninitiated viewer... These are all extremely entertaining films.

     —The Digital Bits

A nice introductory package for those looking beyond the outliers of Nikkatsu's catalogue.

     —Criterion Cast

  

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