Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years. Vol. 1 – Seijun Rising: The Youth Movies

Out on:Dual Format 8th Jan. 2018

YOUTHS ON THE LOOSE AND REBELS WITHOUT CAUSES IN THE UNRULY SEISHUN EIGA YOUTH MOVIES OF JAPANESE ICONOCLAST SEIJUN SUZUKI

Making their home-video debuts outside Japan, this diverse selection of Nikkatsu youth movies (seishun eiga) charts the evolving style of the B-movie maverick best known for the cult classics Tokyo Drifter (1966) and Branded to Kill (1967).

The Boy Who Came Back (1958) marks the first appearances of “Nikkatsu Diamond Guys” and regular Suzuki collaborators Akira Kobayashi and Jo Shishido, with Kobayashi cast as the hot-headed hoodlum fresh out of reform school who struggles to make a clean break with his tearaway past. The Wind-of-Youth Group Crosses the Mountain Pass (1961) is a carnivalesque tale of a young student who hooks up with a down-at-heels travelling circus troupe. Teenage Yakuza (1962) stars Tamio Kawaji as the high-school vigilante protecting his community from the extortions of mobsters from a neighbouring city. The Incorrigible (1963) and Born Under Crossed Stars (1965), both based on Toko Kon’s novels about young love, represent Suzuki’s first films set in the 1920s era later celebrated in his critically-regarded Taisho Trilogy.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:
Limited Edition Dual Format Collection [3000 copies]
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation
Optional English Subtitles
New introduction to the films by critic Tony Rayns
60-page illustrated collector's book featuring new writing by critic and author Jasper Sharp

UK RRP: £49.99
Region: Free
Rating: TBC
Genre: Drama
Duration: TBC
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio: TBC
Audio: TBC
Colour
Discs: 4

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Cast: Sachiko Hidari, Kôji Wada, Tamio Kawaji, Michi Azuma

DUAL FORMAT
UK Cat No: FCD1633
UK Barcode: 5027035018027

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RELEASE INFORMATION

Distributor
Arrow Video
Release date
8th January, 2018

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