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  • Description

    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
    Number of Discs:
    2
    Main Language:
    Japanese
    Subtitle Languages:

    English

    studio:
    Masters of Cinema
    Theatrical Release Year:
    1961

Pigs and Battleships (Blu-Ray and DVD Edition)

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  • Description

    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
    Number of Discs:
    2
    Main Language:
    Japanese
    Subtitle Languages:

    English

    studio:
    Masters of Cinema
    Theatrical Release Year:
    1961
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