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World Noir Vol 2 (blu ray) Limited Edition boxset

World Noir Vol 2 (blu ray) Limited Edition boxset

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Director: Takumi Furukawa

Cast: Joe Shishido

Region: B

Label: Radiance Films

Pre-order for release on 26 August 2024. Payment taken at checkout, order shipped closer to release date. If your order contains this title (or other pre-orders) then please note all orders are shipped out in one go, once all titles are available (we don't part-ship)

Radiance Films' second boxset of noir cinema from around the world, features: CRUEL GUN STORY (1964) from Japan, the French heist movie SYMPHONY FOR A MASSACRE (1963) and BLACK GRAVEL (1961) set in a post-WWII Germany.

 

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Special Features

  • 4K restoration of Symphony for a Massacre by Pathé, presented on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK
  • 2K restoration of Black Gravel by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, presented on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK
  • High-Definition digital transfer of Cruel Gun Story, presented on Blu-ray for the first time in the world
  • Original uncompressed mono PCM audio for all films
  • Optional English subtitles for all films
  • Newly designed artwork based on original posters
  • Limited edition 80-page perfect bound book by critics and experts including Carmen Gray on post-war German politics and film, Elena Lazic on Jose Giovanni, David Hering on noir’s evolution in the 1960s, and Jake Cole on the filmography of Joe Shishido
  • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies presented in a rigid box with full-height Scanavo cases for each film and removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings

BLACK GRAVEL

  • Includes both uncensored original cut and the re-edited distribution cut
  • Audio commentary with film historian Olaf Möller (2020)
  • Newl introduction from writer and programmer Margaret Deriaz (2024)
  • Newsreel footage of film set featuring behind-the-scenes footage and an interview with Käutner (1960)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork

SYMPHONY FOR A MASSACRE

  • New audio commentary by critic Travis Woods (2024)
  • New introduction by critic Christina Newland (2024)
  • Archival interviews with cast members Charles Vanel, Jean Rochefort and director Jacques Deray (1963)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork

CRUEL GUN STORY

  • Audio commentary by author and filmmaker Jasper Sharp (2024)
  • New introduction by critic and programmer Tony Rayns (2024)
  • Archival interview with actor Joe Shishido 
  • Visual essay by critic Philip Kemp on Nikkatsu’s noir films of the 1960s (2024)
  • Original trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork

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