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Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years Vol. 2 (Dual Format Edition Box Set) Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years Vol. 2 (Dual Format Edition Box Set)

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Deluxe Limited edition box set

Deluxe Limited edition box set

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Boundary-breaking early crime thrillers, mob dramas and action movies from legendary cult director Seijun Suzuki

This deluxe limited edition box set includes: Eight Hours of Terror (1957), The Sleeping Beast Within (1960), Smashing the 0-Line (1960), Tokyo Knights (1961), The Man with a Shotgun (1961).

Available for home viewing for the very first time outside of Japan, this collection of bleak crime thrillers, brash mob dramas and exuberant action movies, made across the first five years of Seijun Suzuki's career within Nikkatsu s Borderless Action (mukokuseki akushon) line, presents a heady mix that laid the ground for what was to come.

The Sleeping Beast Within (1960) is a gripping crime thriller that sees a newspaper reporter s search for his girlfriend s missing father lead him into heart of the criminal underworld of Yokohama's Chinatown. Its companion piece, Smashing the 0-Line (1960), follows two reporters descent into a scabrous demimonde of drug and human trafficking. In Eight Hours of Terror (1957), a bus making its precarious way across a winding mountain road picks up some unwelcome passengers. In Tokyo Knights (1961), a college student takes over the family business in the field of organised crime, while The Man with a Shotgun (1961) marks Suzuki's first foray into the territory of the borderless Japanese Western.

Limited to 1500 copies, this beautiful dual format edition box set comes packed with extras, and includes a 60-page illustrated collector's book featuring new writing by Jasper Sharp.

Boundary-breaking early crime thrillers, mob dramas and action movies from legendary cult director Seijun Suzuki

This deluxe limited edition box set includes: Eight Hours of Terror (1957), The Sleeping Beast Within (1960), Smashing the 0-Line (1960), Tokyo Knights (1961), The Man with a Shotgun (1961).

Available for home viewing for the very first time outside of Japan, this collection of bleak crime thrillers, brash mob dramas and exuberant action movies, made across the first five years of Seijun Suzuki's career within Nikkatsu s Borderless Action (mukokuseki akushon) line, presents a heady mix that laid the ground for what was to come.

The Sleeping Beast Within (1960) is a gripping crime thriller that sees a newspaper reporter s search for his girlfriend s missing father lead him into heart of the criminal underworld of Yokohama's Chinatown. Its companion piece, Smashing the 0-Line (1960), follows two reporters descent into a scabrous demimonde of drug and human trafficking. In Eight Hours of Terror (1957), a bus making its precarious way across a winding mountain road picks up some unwelcome passengers. In Tokyo Knights (1961), a college student takes over the family business in the field of organised crime, while The Man with a Shotgun (1961) marks Suzuki's first foray into the territory of the borderless Japanese Western.

Limited to 1500 copies, this beautiful dual format edition box set comes packed with extras, and includes a 60-page illustrated collector's book featuring new writing by Jasper Sharp.

Extras

  • Limited Edition Dual Format Collection [1500 copies]
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Newly translated optional English Subtitles
  • Audio commentary by critic and author Jasper Sharp on Smashing the 0-Line
  • Tony Rayns on the Crime and Action Movies the critic and historian discusses the background to the films, their place within Suzuki's career and the talent involved with them
  • Trailers
  • Stills Gallery
  • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • 60-page illustrated collector's book featuring new writing by Jasper Sharp

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5027035019000
Catalogue Number FCD1731
Product contents 4 discs
Year 1957 - 1961
Director Seijun Suzuki
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Arrow Academy
Countries Japan
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
Colour Black & White, Colour
Sound Mono 1.0
Subtitles English
Language(s) Japanese
Running time 88, 97, 77, 87, 84 min
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 12

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