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Sympathy for the Underdog (blu ray) Limited Edition version

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Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Cast: Kôji Tsuruta, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Tsunehiko Watase

***Pre-order for release on 24 JUN 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)***

SYMPATHY FOR THE UNDERDOG (1971)

 

Returning from a ten-year prison sentence, former gang leader Gunji (Koji Tsuruta, Big Time Gambling Boss) finds that his turf has been taken over by his former enemy, now a large crime syndicate with a legal corporate front. Looking for new opportunities, he gathers his old crew and heads for the island of Okinawa, a legal grey zone ripe for the taking.

Made just before Kinji (Yakuza Graveyard) Fukasaku’s 1970s streak of yakuza movie masterpieces, Sympathy for the Underdog is a key film in the development of this director’s unique style and themes.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • High-Definition digital transfer
  • Uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Audio commentary by yakuza film expert Nathan Stuart (2024)
  • Interview with Fukasaku biographer Olivier Hadouchi (2024)
  • Visual essay on Okinawa on screen by film historian and author Aaron Gerow (2024)
  • Trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Time Tomorrow
  • Limited edition booklet featuring new writing by Bastian Meiresonne and an archival review of the film
  • Limited Edition of 3000 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings
Regular price £17.99