Rent Nikkatsu Diamond Guys: Vol.2 (1965)

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Rent Nikkatsu Diamond Guys: Vol.2 (aka Toba no mesu neko: Sha kiba no shobu / Tokyo no abarembô / Yabai koto nara zeni ni naru) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Nikkatsu, the oldest film studio in Japan, inaugurated a star system in the late 1950s, finding talent and contracting them to a series of wild genre pictures. This collection celebrates these Diamond Guys with three classic films from directors Buichi Saito (Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril), Ko Nakahira (Crazed Fruit), and Haruyasu Noguchi, who is a new discovery for the West. In Saito's "Tokyo Mighty Guy", mega star Akira Kobayashi stars as Jiro in the rambunctious tale of a chef who opens a restaurant in the busy Ginza district.
His culinary skills and dashing good looks bring in the women as well as unwanted trouble, while an explosive political scandal builds around his girlfriend s business... Next, Jo Shishido (Massacre Gun, Retaliation), one of the most popular Diamond Guys in the West, stars in "Danger Pays", a crime caper from Ko Nakahira about counterfeiting. When one billion yen goes AWOL, Joe the Ace (Shishido) spies an opportunity to get rich quick, but things soon go wrong as it turns out he isn't the only one who ll stop at nothing to get his hands on the missing cash...Finally, Shishido stars once again in Noguchi's screwball classic "Murder Unincorporated". When the mysterious Joe of Spades executes one of the bosses of a powerful syndicate, his colleagues, fearing for their own lives, call on the services of assassin agency Murder Unincorporated to take care of the problem. This unique entry showcases some of the most peculiar killing tactics to ever hit Japanese cinema!
Actors:
, , , , , , , Shunji Sayama, , Juro Sasa, E.H. Eric, , , , , , , Minoru Shiraki, Yaeko Wakamizu,
Directors:
, , Kô Nakahira
Producers:
Kaneo Iwai, Keinosuke Kubo
Writers:
Tsuyoshi Ishigôoka, Takeo Matsuura, Ichirô Ikeda, Michio Tsuzuki, Tadaaki Yamazaki
Aka:
Toba no mesu neko: Sha kiba no shobu / Tokyo no abarembô / Yabai koto nara zeni ni naru
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy, Drama
Countries:
Japan, Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/06/2016
Run Time:
251 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • High Definition digital transfers of all three films from original film elements by Nikkatsu Corporation
  • Specially recorded video discussions with Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp on Diamond Guys Jo Shishido and Akira Kobayashi
  • Original trailers for all three films
  • Extensive promotional image galleries for all films
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following:
- Murder Unincorporated (1965)
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following:
- Tokyo Mighty Guy (1960)
- Danger Pays (1962)
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/06/2016
Run Time:
251 minutes
Bonus:
  • High Definition digital transfers of all three films from original film elements by Nikkatsu Corporation
  • Specially recorded video discussions with Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp on Diamond Guys Jo Shishido and Akira Kobayashi
  • Original trailers for all three films
  • Extensive promotional image galleries for all films

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