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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: BLU-RAY
  • SKU: AV091
  • UPC: 760137992981
  • Street Date: 05/23/17
  • PreBook Date: 04/18/17
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Cult
  • Run Time: 100 mins
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1975
  • Director: Kinji Fukasaku
  • Actors: Bunta Sugawara
  • Box Lot: 0
  • Territory: US
  • Language: Japanese

 

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Cops Vs Thugs [Blu-ray + DVD]

Cops Vs Thugs [Blu-ray + DVD]
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Considered by many to be director Kinji Fukasaku's greatest single-film achievement in the yakuza genre, Cops vs Thugs was made at the height of popularity of Toei Studios' jitsuroku boom: realistic, modern crime movies based on true stories taken from contemporary headlines. Returning to the screen after completing their Battles Without Honor and Humanity series together, Fukasaku joined forces once again with screenwriter Kazuo Kasahara, composer Toshiaki Tsushima and star Bunta Sugawara to create one of the crowning achievements of his career, and a hard-boiled classic which is still ranked as one of the best Japanese films of the 1970's.

It's 1963 in the southern Japanese city of Kurashima, and tough-as-nails detective Kuno (Sugawara) oversees a detente between the warring Kawade and Ohara gangs. Best friends with Ohara lieutenant Hirotani (Hiroki Matsukata), he understands that there are no clear lines in the underworld, and that everything is colored a different shade of gray. But when random violence interrupts the peace and an ambitious, by-the-books lieutenant (Tatsuo Umemiya) comes to town, Kuno's fragile alliance begins to crumble. Greedy bosses and politicians alike seize the opportunity to wipe out their enemies, and Kuno faces the painful choice of pledging allegiance to his badge and keeping a promise to his brother.

Echoing the great crime films of Sidney Lumet and Jean-Pierre Melville, in Fukasaku's world, there's no honor among thieves or lawmen alike, and the only thing that matters is personal honor and duty among friends. Kasahara's shattering screenplay and Fukasaku's dynamic direction support an all-star, ensemble cast to create one of the most exciting, and deeply moving films about cops and criminals ever made.

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Bonus Materials

  • High Definition digital transfer
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio commentary by film scholar Tom Mes
  • New video interview with film scholar & Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane
  • Sympathy for the Underdog, a new visual essay on Fukasaku's career by Marc Walkow
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ian MacEwan
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film
  • High Definition digital transfer
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Beyond the Film: Cops vs Thugs, a new video appreciation by Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane
  • A new visual essay on cops & criminals in Fukasaku's works by film scholar Tom Mes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ian MacEwan
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Patrick Macias
  • High Definition digital transfer
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Beyond the Film: Cops vs Thugs, a new video appreciation by Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane
  • A new visual essay on cops & criminals in Fukasaku's works by film scholar Tom Mes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ian MacEwan
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Patrick Macias
  • High Definition digital transfer
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Beyond the Film: Cops vs Thugs, a new video appreciation by Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane
  • A new visual essay on cops & criminals in Fukasaku's works by film scholar Tom Mes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ian MacEwan
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Patrick Macias

Press Quotes

Cops vs. Thugs is one of the more bracing yakuza efforts from Fukasaku... He presents a fascinating intersection of economics, politics and crime that's often unforgettable. Recommended.

     —Blu-ray.com

Cops vs. Thugs is one of the more bracing yakuza efforts from Fukasaku... He presents a fascinating intersection of economics, politics and crime that's often unforgettable. Recommended.

     —Blu-ray.com

  

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