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Big Time Gambling Boss (Standard Edition)

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

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
  • Original LPCM audio
  • Serial Gambling: A video essay by Chris D., author of Gun and Sword: An Encyclopedia of Japanese Gangster Films 1955-1980, on Big Time Gambling Boss's origins in the Toei studio's serialized yakuza movie production and what sets the film apart (2022)
  • Ninkyo 101: In this video essay, Mark Schilling, author of The Yakuza Movie Book, delves into the history and impact of the classical style of yakuza film, the ninkyo eiga or "chivalry films" (2022)
  • Gallery of original promotional stills
  • Trailer
  • REGION-A "LOCKED"
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1968
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 95
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