Banquet of the Beasts R1 CE in September

Artsmagic DVD have announced the US Region 0 DVD release of Kichiku Dai Enkai - Banquet of the Beasts for 28th September 2004 priced at $24.98 SRP. When a small political student group loses its leader, the bonds which kept it strong and secure are cut. And as the seeds of distrust and paranoia begin to take root, madness, bloody violence and brutal torture begin to flourish...

Visit the official site to view a trailer.

As with the Dutch release (reviewed here) they have the "Making of..." and an awards ceremony, but have also recorded exclusive interviews with the director, his co-producer and cameraman not to say lead actor, and four members of the cast. The full line-up of features are...

Disc One: The Film

  • 4:3 full frame presentation
  • 5.1 Dolby Surround
  • Japanese language with English subtitles
Disc Two: The Extras
  • Introduction By Tom Mes, Acclaimed Writer On Japanese Cinema
  • The Making Of Kichiku
  • Reaction To Kichiku - Kichiku At The Awards
  • Original Interviews:
    • Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
    • Cameraman: Kiyoaki Hashimoto
    • Lead Actors: Tomohiro Zaizen, Shunsuke Sawada, Shigeru Bokuda & Kentaro Ogiso
  • Original Trailer
  • Biographies & Filmographies

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