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Typhoon Club (Directors Company Edition bluray)

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A brand new 4K restoration of one of Japan’s greatest films!

Shinji Somai’s beloved cult film Typhoon Club is widely heralded as the director’s seminal feature and considered to be one of the greatest Japanese films ever made.

 Offering a caustic immersion into the lives of disaffected junior high students on the cusp of adulthood, Typhoon Club features a lively cast of young talent including idol Youki Kudoh (The Crazy Family, Mystery Train) facing existential intrigues, budding sexuality, and rising social tensions in the days leading up to a typhoon’s arrival. Stranded in their schoolhouse as the storm settles in, the group undergoes an awakening as they dispel all insecurities, fear and desire under the swell of the tempest.

BLU-RAY CONTENTS  

  • New 4K digital remaster from the original negatives
  • Feature audio commentary by Tom Mes
  • Selected audio commentary by Josh Slater-Williams
  • Assistant Director Koji Enokido Talk Event
  • Introduction by Ryusuke Hamaguchi at the Berlin Film Festival
  • Trailer
  • Slipcase with artwork from Gokaiju
  • ‘Directors Company’ special edition featuring insert by Jasper Sharp - limited to 2000 copies

Director: Shinji Somai

Cast:  Yuki Kudo, Yuichi Mikami

Language: Japanese with English subtitles

Genre: Cult, Experimental, Coming of Age

Years: 1985

Certification: 18

Runtime: 115 minutes + bonus features

Region: Free


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