Kinji Fukasaku Collection (blu ray) Collector Edition boxset

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Kinji Fukasaku, THE director for Japanese crime and yazkuza films (and of course, BATTLE ROYALE), gets a 3-film blu ray boxset release from Arrow Video:

  • Street Mobster
  • Cops Vs Thugs
  • Doberman Cop

Throughout his prolific career the director brought his signature energetic style to the screen with a series of gangster and crooked cop films, each one more violent than the next, many of which are now considered unmissable classics of Japanese cinema. 

Director: Kinji Fukasaku

Cast: Sonny Chiba, Bunta Sugawara, Mayumi Nagisa, Tatsuo Umemiya, Hiroki Matsukata, Eiko Matsuda
Language: Japanese (with English subtitles)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 279 mins approx.

Certificate: 18

Special Features:

  • High-Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of three films by Kinji Fukasaku: Street Mobster, Cops Vs Thugs and Doberman Cop. Original uncompressed mono audio on all films
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Special Edition packaging featuring new artwork by Ian McEwan
  • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon and Ian McEwan

Disc One - Street Mobster

  • Audio commentary by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Still Gallery

Disc Two - Cops vs Thugs

  • Beyond the Film: Cops vs Thugs, a video appreciation by Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane
  • A visual essay on cops & criminals in Fukasaku’s works by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes
  • Original theatrical trailer

Disc Three - Doberman Cop

  • Beyond the Film: Doberman Cop, a video appreciation by Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane
  • A video interview with actor Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba
  • A video interview with screenwriter Koji Takada
  • Original theatrical trailer
Technical Specifications:
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Number of Discs: 2
Region: B