a.k.a. Bôryoku gai
Running Time: 96 mins
Retail Price: £20.99
Release Date: 2023
Content Type: Movie
One of the finest directors of Japanese chambara (sword fighting) films, Hideo Gosha (Sword of the Beast, Three Outlaw Samurai) also directed a number of films in the yakuza genre. The most outstanding of these was Violent Streets; a baroque crime thriller about a retired yakuza who gets pulled into a violent gang war by his former associates.
A former yakuza member, Egawa (Noboru Andô) is now a brooding world-weary nightclub owner. Some of his former associates are released from prison and want to regain a foothold in the criminal underworld by igniting a gang war between the local yakuza, and an out-of-town clan led by veteran actor Tetsurō Tanba (Harakiri).
A bold and colourful entry in the yakuza genre, Hideo Gosha’s Violent Streets makes its worldwide debut on Blu-ray from a new restoration completed by Toei Company, Ltd.
Limited Edition slipcase featuring new artwork by Tony Stella [2000 copies]
1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration of the original film elements
Optional English subtitles
An introduction to Violent Streets and the works of director Hideo Gosha by film critic Tony Rayns
Jasper Sharp on Violent Streets
A collector’s booklet featuring a new essay by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes
2.40:1 widescreen 1080p
PCM 2.0 Mono Japanese
Director of Photography:
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