Full Metal Yakuza and Sabu from Artsmagic

Artsmagic are branching out to US distribution of their titles starting with Takashi Miike's Full Metal Yakuza on 25th May 2004 with a retail price of $24.98. Already available here in the UK Full Metal Yakuza is the bizarre tale of a bumbling gangster killed in a crossfire only to be rebuilt by a mad professor as a super-robo Yakuza.

Boasting an exclusive interview with leading actor Tsuyoshi Ujiki the disc content on the R1 edition is (NTSC aside) otherwise identical to the UK release...

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Japanese Stereo
  • English subtitles
  • In-depth Interviews with director Takashi Miike, editor Yasushi Shimamura & leading actor Tsuyoshi Ujiki
  • Full Length Commentary by Tom Mes, Author of ‘Agitator - The Cinema Of Takashi Miike’
  • Detailed Biographies and Filmographies
  • Artsmagic DVD Previews
A month later Artsmagic will then debut Sabu on 28th June here in the UK and 29th June on R1 DVD. Also from director Takashi Miike Sabu is a haunting tale set in the Tokugawa Era.

Framed for a crime he did not commit, Eiji is subjected to the harsh realities of the Ishikawa Island prison camp. Sabu, Eiji's longtime friend, must discover who is responsible for causing Eiji's incarceration, before prison life consumes him completely.

Features include:
  • 16:9 Anamorphic Presentation
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • The Making Of Sabu
  • Artwork
  • 2 Interviews With Director Takashi Miike
  • An Interview With Sabu's Male Leads Tatsuya Fujiwara & Satoshi Tsumabuki
  • An Interview With Sabu's Female Leads Omoko Tabata & Kazue Fukiishi
  • And more!
Retail is £19.99/$24.98.

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