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Big Time Gambling Boss

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Genres: Crime, Thriller
Starring: Nobuo Kaneko, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Koji Tsuruta
Director: Kosaku Yamashita
Plot Synopsis:

RADIANCE FILMS IS PROUD TO PRESENT “BIG TIME GAMBLING BOSS”, A CRUCIAL RE-DISCOVERY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY!

Tokyo, 1934. Gang boss Arakawa is too ill and a successor must be named. The choice falls on Nakai, but being an outsider he refuses and suggests senior clansman Matsuda instead. But Matsuda is in jail and the elders won't wait for his release, so they appoint the younger and more malleable Ishido to take the reins. Clan honour and loyalties are severely tested when Matsuda is released, resulting in an increasingly violent internal strife.

An atmospheric tale of gangland intrigue written by Kazuo Kasahara (Battles Without Honour and Humanity) and starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, (Lone Wolf and Cub, The Bounty Hunter Trilogy) and genre legend Koji Tsuruta, Big Time Gambling Boss is one of the all-time classics of the yakuza genre. Paul Schrader called it the richest and most complex film of its type, while novelist Yukio Mishima hailed it as a masterpiece.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • High Definition digital transfer of the film
  • Uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Visual essay by genre expert Chris D on the film and its place within the period and genre
  • Ninkyo 101: A masterclass with Mark Schilling, author of The Yakuza Movie Book
  • Gallery of promotional images
  • Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm
  • Release Details
    Release Date: January 3rd, 2023
    Movie Release Year: 1968
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Radiance Films
  • Technical Specs
    Length:95 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):2.39:1
    Audio Formats:Japanese: LPCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English