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The Game Trilogy Blu-Ray

The Game Trilogy Blu-Ray

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This release features a limited edition o-ring slip cover and and illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Hayley Scanlon and Dimitri Ianni.

Made at the end of the 1970s, Toru Murakawa's Game Trilogy launched actor Yusaku Matsuda as the Toei tough guy for a new generation. Matsuda was the definitive screen icon of 1980s until his career was tragically cut short by cancer at the age of 40, following his Hollywood debut in Ridley Scott’s Black Rain.

In this career-defining triptych, Matsuda is Shohei Narumi, an ice cool hitman of few words, a steely trigger finger, and a heart of stone, hired in The Most Dangerous Game by a company bidding for a lucrative government air defence contract to take out the competition. In The Killing Game, Narumi finds himself caught in the midst of violent yakuza gang warfare, while his own brutal past catches up with him in the form of two beautiful women still bearing the emotional scars of his past assignments. In The Execution Game, Narumi falls for a mysterious saloon bar chanteuse who may or may not be part of the same, shadowy underworld organisation as the rival hitmen he is employed to rub out.

Released for the very first time outside Japan, with their cool blue cinematography by Nagisa Oshima collaborator Seizo Sengen and a sultry score by jazz legend Yuji Ohno, Murakawa’s masterful set of films raised the bar for the Japanese Action & Adventure movie to new heights.

SKU: 5027035025421-sl-b


Actors: Yusaku Matsuda, Keiko Tasaka, Kei Sato, Kojiro Kusanagi

Director: Toru Murakawa

Special Features: Brand new audio commentary by Chris Poggiali and Marc Walkow, The Action & Adventure Man - a 30-minute interview with director Toru Murakawa, Original Japanese theatrical trailer, Image gallery, Brand new audio commentary on The Killing Game by Earl Jackson and Jasper Sharp, Brand new audio commentary on The Execution Game by Tom Mes, Remembering Yusaku Matsuda - an interview with Yutaka Oki : film critic and personal friend of Yusaku Matsuda, Game Changer - an interview with The Execution Game screenwriter Shoichi Maruyama, Original Japanese theatrical trailers for both films, Image galleries for both films

Release Year: 1978


More Information

Format: Blu-Ray

Label: Arrow Video

Region Coding: Region B

Language: Japanese

Subtitles: English

Case Type: Blu-Ray Case with Slip Cover

Technical Details

Run Time: 89 / 92 / 100 mins

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Video Format: PAL

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