Rent Doberman Cop (1977)

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Synopsis:
Released just as the popularity of yakuza movies was waning in Japan, and as the country's film industry was undergoing some fundamental shifts, 'Doberman Cop' is a unique entry in the filmography of director Kinji Fukasaku, and reunited him with star Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba in an American-style crime movie that mixes gunplay and pulp fiction with martial arts and lowbrow comedy to create one of their most entertaining films.
Based on a popular manga by "Bronson" (creator of Fist of the North Star), Doberman Cop follows the fish-out-of-water adventures of Joji Kano (Chiba), a tough-as-nails police officer from Okinawa who arrives in Tokyo's Kabuki-cho nightlife district to investigate the savage murder and mutilation of an island girl who had been working as a prostitute. Initially dismissed as a country bumpkin (complete with straw hat and live pig in tow!), Kano soon proves himself a more savvy detective than the local cops, and a tougher customer than anyone expected. As he probes deeper into the sleazy world of flesh-peddling, talent agency corruption and mob influence, Kano uncovers the shocking truth about the girl, her connection to a yakuza-turned-music manager (Hiroki Matsukata), and a savage serial killer who is burning women alive.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Buronson, Shinji Hiramatsu, Kôji Takada
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Comedy
Countries:
Japan, Action & Adventure, Comedy
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/06/2017
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Beyond the Film: 'Doberman Cop', a new video appreciation by Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane
  • New video interview with actor Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba
  • New video interview with screenwriter Koji Takada
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/06/2017
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
Japanese Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Beyond the Film: 'Doberman Cop', a new video appreciation by Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane
  • New video interview with actor Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba
  • New video interview with screenwriter Koji Takada
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

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