Punk Samurai and Electric Dragon 80000V blu ray
Third Window Films are releasing two Sogo Ishii films on blu ray: Punk Samurai (a.k.a. Punk Samurai Slash Down) and Electric Dragon 80000V.
Sogo Ishii is the godfather of Japanese indie punk cinema. Films like Crazy Thunder Road paved the way for a new generation of young indie film-makers in the 70's and 80's to make their own films outside of the established film studio system in Japan (directors such as Macoto Tezuka and Shinya Tsukamoto).
Constantly reinventing himself as a film-maker, he changed his name to Gakuryu Ishii to mark a new artistic phase in his life.
One of his early films Electric Dragon 80000V stars Tadanobu Asano whose character absorbs electricity as a kid he can control the power of electricity as an adult.
Punk Samurai is a comedy action starring Go Ayano (Homunculus) as an ambitious Ronin.
Pre-order both of these Third Window Films blu ray on the Terracotta store.