Bodyguard Kiba 1 & 2 (blu ray) Limited Edition slipcase version
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Director: Ryuichi Takamori
Cast: Sonny Chiba, Mari Atsumi
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A double bill of Japanese martial arts mayhem starring action superstar Sonny Chiba!
Based upon the manga by celebrated writer Ikki Kajiwara, Bodyguard Kibafollows the eponymous karate master and professional bodyguard (Chiba) as he is hired to protect the mysterious Reiko (Mari Atsumi), a woman embroiled in the world of organised crime. Kiba’s involvement with Reiko brings him into conflict with the yakuza, leading to a final bloody showdown. Then, in Bodyguard Kiba: Deadly Triangle Jump, Kiba is released from prison after taking revenge on the rival martial artists who blinded his sister Maki (Etsuko Shihomi). Back on the streets, he takes a job working for shady nightclub owner Akamatsu (Shoki Fukae), once again forcing him to take on Japan’s criminal underworld.
Two riotously entertaining tales of betrayal and bloodshed from director Ryuichi Takamori, Bodyguard Kiba and Bodyguard Kiba: Deadly Triangle Jump were released just a year before Sonny Chiba would find international success with his breakout hit The Street Fighter. Eureka Classics is proud to present both films for the first time ever in the UK on Blu-ray from new restorations.
Limited edition O-card slipcase featuring new artwork by Chris Malbon
1080p presentations of both films across two Blu-ray discs, from new restorations of the original film elements by Toei
Original Japanese mono audio
Optional English Subtitles
Brand new feature length audio commentaries on both films
The Bodyguard – alternate US version of Bodyguard Kiba
Viva Chiba! – Brand new documentary featurette looking at Sonny Chiba’s Bodyguard Kiba films
Original theatrical trailers
PLUS: A limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Jasper Sharp
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