Primary Image

Jin-Roh in August

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Jin-Roh – The Wolf Brigade on 20th August 2007 priced at £15.99. Originating from Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), director Hiroyuki Okiura’s Jin-Róh is a visually and thematically compelling addition to the animé tradition. With its emotionally paralyzed hero, hints of doomed romance and pervading sense of loss and despair, the film has echoes of film noir, Hitchcock and operatic tragedy.

Ten years after World War II Japan is in decline. Emergency measures to boost the economy have created disturbing social problems and in Tokyo an elite police force known as the Capital Police Organization has been created. Its primary foes are a terrorist group called the Sect. Kazuki is a mournful Capital Police officer whose life is ruined by a moment of compassion whilst pursuing a teenage member of the Sect armed with a Molotov cocktail. Raising his gun to shoot her, Kazuki hesitates and makes eye contact. In that brief moment she detonates the device, dying in the explosion. Made a scapegoat by the Capital Police, Kazuki forms a dangerous bond with the dead-girl’s identical sister.

Features include:

  • Japanese DD5.1 Surround with English subtitles
  • Director/Creator/Cast interviews (38 mins)
  • Trailers
  • Production art gallery

We need your help

Running a website like The Digital Fix - especially one with over 20 years of content and an active community - costs lots of money and we need your help. As advertising income for independent sites continues to contract we are looking at other ways of supporting the site hosting and paying for content.

You can help us by using the links on The Digital Fix to buy your films, games and music and we ask that you try to avoid blocking our ads if you can. You can also help directly for just a few pennies per day via our Patreon - and you can even pay to have ads removed from the site entirely.

Click here to find out more about our Patreon and how you can help us.

Did you enjoy the article above? If so please help us by sharing it to your social networks with the buttons below...

Category News

Latest Articles