Pigs and Battleships (Blu-Ray and DVD Edition) Blu-ray

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With this, his fifth film, Shôhei Imamura finally answered his true calling as Japanese cinema's most dedicated and brilliant chronicler of society's underbelly with the astonishing Pigs and Battleships [Buta to gunkan]. A riotous portrait of sub-Yakuza gangsters battling for control of the local pork business in a U.S. Navy-occupied coastal town (Yokosuka), Imamura conjures a chaotic world of petty thugs, young love, tough-headed women, and underworld hypochondria, with  one of the most unforgettable climaxes ever to grace the screen.

Featuring dynamic black-and-white 'Scope cinematography, the director's typically sly sense of social commentary, and a host of outstanding performances (including Jitsuko Yoshimura from Onibaba), Pigs and Battleships immediately became a cornerstone of the Japanese New Wave and remains perhaps Imamura's most sheerly entertaining work.

Special Dual Format Release Including Blu-Ray & DVD Versions Of The Film:

  • Exclusively restored high-definition master from the original camera negative (1080p on Blu-ray)
  • Stolen Desire [Nusumareta yokujô] (1958), Imamura's debut feature for Nikkatsu in a new high-definition transfer [93 minutes] (1080p on Blu-ray)
  • Newly translated English subtitles for both films

• A booklet featuring essays on both films by Tony Rayns and rare stills

Product Details

Certificate:
  • 15
Director:
  • Shôhei Imamura
Region:
  • B
Sound Information:
  • Dolby Digital
Number of Discs:
  • 2
Main Language:
  • Japanese
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

Studio:
  • Masters of Cinema
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1961

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