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  • Eureka Releasing Hideo Gosha's Violent Streets

    Press release!

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    One of the wildest, bloodiest, and most visually stunning Yakuza exploitation movies ever made

    [For immediate release] Eureka Entertainment to release Hideo Gosha’s masterpiece, VIOLENT STREETS, one of the wildest, bloodiest, and most visually stunning Yakuza exploitation movies ever made. Presented as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in its worldwide debut on Blu-ray presented from a 2K restoration. Available from 20 February 2023, the first print-run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase.

    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.



    Available to order from:
    Eureka Store https://eurekavideo.co.uk/movie/violent-streets/

    SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES INCLUDES*:

    Limited Edition slipcase featuring new artwork by Tony Stella | 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 | PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring a new essay by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes | *All extras subject to change

    DETAILS:

    Label: Eureka Entertainment

    VIOLENT STREETS [Bôryoku gai] (AKA VIOLENT CITY) (Masters of Cinema)
    Special Edition Blu-ray
    NOBORU ANDÔ | AKIRA KOBAYASHI | ISAO NATSUYAGI | BUNTA SUGAWARA | TETSURÔ TANBA
    Cert. 15 (TBC) | Director HIDEO GOSHA | Language JAPANESE | 1974
    | 99 min | 2.40:1 OAR | JAPAN | ACTION / CRIME / DRAMA | COLOUR | 20 FEBRUARY 2023
    Blu-ray Cat. No. EKA70486 | Blu-ray Barcode 5060000704860 | Blu-ray RRP £20.99

    KEY SELLING POINTS

    Directed by Hideo Gosha (Sword of the Beast, Three Outlaw Samurai), one of the finest directors of Japanese chambara (sword fighting) films | Worldwide debut on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration of the original film elements | The first print-run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase

    PRESS

    "Violent Streets is one of the wildest, bloodiest and most visually stunning Yakuza yarns ever made. Violent Streets is a masterpiece, plain and simple. One of Gosha's best (just maybe his very best) and one of the crowning achievements in Japan's Yakuza cycle of the 70s. A must see." - Films from the Far Reaches

    "Violent Streets is a lean and mean yakuza exploitation picture that plays with a lot of genre tropes – e.g., rival groups, old ways versus young guns, etc. – all capped off by a deeply fatalistic streak." - Matt Spry, Death Ray Dive
    Rock! Shock! Pop!

  • #2
    Finally! Hopefully this (and other Yakuza films) will get a US or All-Regions release.

    Bunta Sugawara and Noboru Ando are seriously under-represented on dvd/blu-ray.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ChicGandil View Post
      Finally! Hopefully this (and other Yakuza films) will get a US or All-Regions release.

      Bunta Sugawara and Noboru Ando are seriously under-represented on dvd/blu-ray.
      Film Movement will be releasing this (and the two Samurai Wolf movies) in the US next year.

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      • #4
        Very cool. Thanks for the heads up!

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        • #5
          No problem. Rumor is the Film Movement release of this will be in April.

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