Youth of the Beast Blu-ray

£10.99

Save: £7.00

FREE UK Delivery available

Buy Now

Availability: In stock | Usually dispatched within 24 hours

Description

Right on the heels of the riotous Go to Hell, Bastards: Detective Bureau 2 3, Seijun Suzuki unleashed what would come to be seen as his true breakthrough, the film that would cement "the Suzuki sensibility": Youth of the Beast [Yajû no seishun]. A kaleidoscopic fantasia that contains "youth" and "beast" only insofar as 1963 pop/youth culture was that violently upstart thing, — not unlike the yakuza? And so Youth of the Beast is a yakuza tale with a premise like Akira Kurosawa's Yôjinbô, but denuded of an easy definition of which side is which.

It stars Suzuki's iconic '60s regular Jô Shishido, with his dare-you-to-call-them-out artificial cheek implants like new acting blasphemy. There are drug-addled whores, gunfights in a new colour apocalypse, and at least one alien landscape: the sudden mind-searing eruption of a sulphur yellow desert like an action -figure playset with overspill of unbridled lust... Suzuki's infectious go-for-broke energy is assisted by a telephoto lens that serves at once as phallus and yoni in the masterful, Minnelli-worthy 'Scope framing.

His film would go on to inspire John Woo's forthcoming remake titled Day of the Beast; Nikkatsu have in recent times deemed this movie one of their treasures. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Youth of the Beast in a Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) edition based on their new HD master.

Bonus Features:

  • New high-definition 1080p presentation of the film on the Blu-ray, and progressive encode on the DVD.

  • New and improved optional English subtitles

  • 36-PAGE BOOKLET featuring a new essay by Frederick Veith, and rare archival imagery

Product Details

Certificate:
  • 15
Actor:
  • Jô Shishido,
  • Misako Watanabe,
  • Tamio Kawaji,
  • Minako Katsuki,
  • Daizaburo Hirata,
  • Eiji Gô,
  • Koichi Uenoyama,
  • Akiji Kobayashi,
  • Yuzo Kiura
Director:
  • Seijun Suzuki
Region:
  • B
Aspect Ratio:
  • 2.35:1 OAR
Sound Information:
  • Dolby Digital
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Main Language:
  • Japanese
Subtitle Languages:
  • English for the Hard of Hearing, English

Run Time:
  • 92 mins approx.
Studio:
  • Masters of Cinema

Delivery & Returns

How long will it take to arrive?

Please check the stock availability notice on your item when placing your order. This item is: In stock | Usually dispatched within 24 hours

Please remember to add postal time (2-3 working days) to obtain a complete estimate of delivery to your door.

How will I know it has been sent?

You will receive an email to confirm when your item has been sent.

You can also check the status of your order and individual items by accessing My Account details and following the prompts.

Please allow 10 working days from dispatch of your order before notifying us of any late deliveries.

It may be advisable to check with your neighbours to see if a parcel has been left with them, check any outhouses you might have where it may be left if it cannot fit through your letterbox and contact your local sorting office to see if the item has been returned to the depot as undelivered and awaiting collection.

If I'm not completely happy with my item?

Please see our returns policy.

Customer Reviews

There are currently no reviews.

Write a review to be in with a chance of winning a £100 voucher

This Product

Youth of the Beast

Youth of the Beast Blu-ray

£10.99

Save: £7.00

Buy Now

Youth of the Beast Blu-ray

Select image

Youth of the Beast
Back to top