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Fukasaku, Kurosawa and Sezuki on R1 DVD in January

Home Vision Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of six Japanese titles for January 2004. The details are...

6th January 2004:

Blackmail Is My Life - A brutally intense yakuza film from pulp master Kinji Fukasaku retails at $29.95 and will offer the following features:

  • New digital transfer enhanced for 16x9 televisions (2.35:1)
  • Japanese DD1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles
  • Interview with director Fukasaku
  • Liner notes written by Patrick Macias, author of Tokyo Scope
  • Director filmography
If You Were Young: Rage - With the same visual flare used in his distinctive yakuza films, director Kinji Fukasaku tells the riveting story of five kids who come to Tokyo for work. For the retail price of $29.95 you will find the following features on the disc:
  • New digital transfer enhanced for 16x9 televisions (2.35:1)
  • Japanese DD1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles
  • Interview with director Fukasaku
  • Liner notes by Tom Mes, founder of Midnighteye.com
  • Director filmography
Cure - This genuinely spine-tingling horror/thriller from director Kiyoshi Kurosawa will retail at $29.95 and offers the following features:
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • Japanese DD2.0 Stereo
  • English subtitles
  • 20-minute interview with director Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  • Filmography
  • Liner notes by Tom Mes, founder of midnighteye.com
  • Original theatrical trailer

20th January 2004:

Three Yakuza themed films from director Seijun Sezuki (Tokyo Drifter) will arrive sporting new digital transfers with anamorphic enhancement, Japanese Mono sound with optional English subtitles and a director's filmography. The titles are: Underworld Beauty, Tattooed Life and Kanto Wanderer (the latter also features the original theatrical trailer). Retail is $19.95 each.

Here is the cover art for each title while you can find full synopses on the official website...






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