Rent Giants and Toys (1958)

3.8 of 5 from 54 ratings
1h 35min
Rent Giants and Toys (aka Kyojin to gangu / The Build-Up) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
"Giants and Toys" is a sharp and snappy corporate satire revolving around the ruthless machinations of a group of admen working in the confectionary industry. As a new recruit to the marketing department of World Caramel, fresh-faced graduate Nishi (Hiroshi Kawaguchi) is eager to impress his ambitious and hard-nosed boss Goda (Black Test Car's Hideo Takamatsu), even if it strains his relationships with his college friend Yokoyama (Koichi Fujiyama) and budding love interest Masami (Michiko Ono), who work at the rival companies of Giant and Apollo.
With World's lead over its competitors slipping badly, the two spot a chance to get back in the race in the shape of the pretty but unsophisticated 18-year-old, Kyoko (Hitomi Nozoe). Goda and Nishi get to work polishing this rough diamond as their new campaign girl, but as the three rival confectionary companies pitch themselves into an all-out advertising war that spills out onto the streets of Tokyo as it escalates to ludicrous extremes, Kyoko's newfound fame starts going to her head.
Actors:
, , , Kôichi Fujiyama, Yoshihiro Hamaguchi, , , Hisako Horigome, , , Naoyasu Itô, , Shôji Kawashima, , , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Hidemasa Nagata
Writers:
Takeshi Kaikô, Yoshio Shirasaka
Aka:
Kyojin to gangu / The Build-Up
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama
Countries:
Japan, Classics, Comedy, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
Japanese LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/05/2021
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
Japanese Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Brand new audio commentary by Japanese cinema scholar Irene Gonzalez-Lopez
  • Newly filmed introduction by Japanese cinema expert Tony Rayns
  • In the Realm of the Publicists, brand new visual essay by Asian cinema scholar Earl Jackson
  • Original Trailer
  • Image Gallery

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