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Yokai Monsters Collection

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Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Plot Synopsis:

 

“From the makers of Daimajin comes a trilogy of terror ripped from the pages of Japanese folklore, with ghosts and monsters from ancient myths and legends brought to life through stunning special effects, alongside an epic, big-budget reboot of the series from a modern-day master of the macabre, now available together on Blu-ray for the first time.

In the first film in the trilogy, 100 Monsters, a greedy slumlord’s attempts to forcefully evict his tenants invite the wrath of the titular spirits when a cleansing ritual is botched, with terrifying results. The second film, Spook Warfare, tells the tale of an evil Babylonian vampire inadvertently awoken by treasure hunters, and a brave samurai that teams with the yokai to defeat the bloodthirsty demon. In the final film, Along with Ghosts (released only 12 months after 100 Monsters), the yokai are roused to defend a young girl on the run from deadly yakuza.

Decades later, none other than Takashi Miike (Audition) helmed The Great Yokai War, a loose remake of Spook Warfare that used cutting-edge digital effects to renew the franchise for a new generation. In it, a young boy is given a grave responsibility: to band together with a group of yokai to defend humanity against a vengeful and powerful demon that has sworn retribution against modern-day Japan.

LIMITED EDITION BOXSET CONTENTS

        High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentations of all four films

        Optional English subtitles on all four films

        Illustrated 60-page collectors’ book featuring new writing on the series by Stuart Galbraith IV, Raffael Coronelli and Jolyon Yates

        Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jolyon Yates

        Postcards featuring newly commissioned artwork for each film by Jolyon Yates

        Foldout ‘yokai guide’ poster illustrated by Jolyon Yates

DISC ONE – 100 MONSTERS

        Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio

        Hiding in Plain Sight, a brand new documentary giving a primer on yokai for Western audiences, featuring interviews with experts Matt Alt, Zack Davisson, Kim Newman, Lynda E. Rucker and Hiroko Yoda

        Theatrical trailer

        US re-release trailer

        Image gallery

DISC TWO – SPOOK WARFARE / ALONG WITH GHOSTS

        Brand new 4K restoration of Spook Warfare by Kadokawa Pictures

        Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio for both films

        Theatrical trailers for both films

        US re-release trailers for both films

        Image galleries for both films

DISC THREE – THE GREAT YOKAI WAR

        DTS-HD MA 5.1 original Japanese and dubbed English audio

        Brand new audio commentary by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes

        Archive interviews with the cast and crew, including Takashi Miike

        Short Drama of Yokai, two shorts detailing the further adventures of the yokai 

        Another Story of Kawataro, two shorts featuring the continuing story of the kappa character in the film

        World Yokai Conference, a publicity event where Miike speaks about the film

        Promotional Events, video of the press conference to announce the start and completion of filming, as well as the premiere in Tokyo

        Documentary on the film’s young star, Ryunosuki Kamiki, and his experience making the film

        Theatrical trailer

        Image gallery”

  • Release Details
    Release Date: October 19th, 2021
    MPAA Rating: PG-13
    Movie Release Year: 2005
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Arrow Video
  • Technical Specs
    Specs:3 x Blu-ray Discs
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
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