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https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=31315
 

Big Time Gambling Boss

Description: Tokyo, 1934. Gang boss Arakawa is too ill and a successor must be named. The choice falls on Nakai, but being an outsider he refuses and suggests senior clansman Matsuda instead. But Matsuda is in jail and the elders won't wait for his release, so they appoint the younger and more malleable Ishido to take the reins. Clan honour and loyalties are severely tested when Matsuda is released, resulting in an increasingly violent internal strife. An atmospheric tale of gangland intrigue written by Kazuo Kasahara (Battles Without Honour and Humanity) and starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, (Lone Wolf and Cub, The Bounty Hunter Trilogy) and genre legend Koji Tsuruta, Big Time Gambling Boss is one of the all-time classics of the yakuza genre. Paul Schrader called it the richest and most complex film of its type, while novelist Yukio Mishima hailed it as a masterpiece. Radiance Films is proud to present this crucial re-discovery for the first time ever on Blu-ray.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
High Definition digital transfer of the film
Original LPCM audio
Visual essay by genre expert Chris D on the film and its place within the period and genre (2022)
Ninkyo 101: A masterclass with Mark Schilling, author of The Yakuza Movie Book (2022)
Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm
Limited edition booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Stuart Galbraith IV, and critic Hayley Scanlon
Limited edition of 2000 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings
REGION-B "LOCKED"
STREET DATE: JANUARY 2.

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4 minutes ago, ShawAngela said:

Thanks ! It's not mentioned if there are english subtitles.

Do your releases have subtitles?
- Each English language film will have English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing while foreign language films will have English subtitles, newly translated or modified to our standards where required. Our licenses only permit us to include English subtitles.

https://www.radiancefilms.co.uk/pages/faq

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5 hours ago, Ronin said:

https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=31315
 

Big Time Gambling Boss

Description: Tokyo, 1934. Gang boss Arakawa is too ill and a successor must be named. The choice falls on Nakai, but being an outsider he refuses and suggests senior clansman Matsuda instead. But Matsuda is in jail and the elders won't wait for his release, so they appoint the younger and more malleable Ishido to take the reins. Clan honour and loyalties are severely tested when Matsuda is released, resulting in an increasingly violent internal strife. An atmospheric tale of gangland intrigue written by Kazuo Kasahara (Battles Without Honour and Humanity) and starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, (Lone Wolf and Cub, The Bounty Hunter Trilogy) and genre legend Koji Tsuruta, Big Time Gambling Boss is one of the all-time classics of the yakuza genre. Paul Schrader called it the richest and most complex film of its type, while novelist Yukio Mishima hailed it as a masterpiece. Radiance Films is proud to present this crucial re-discovery for the first time ever on Blu-ray.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
High Definition digital transfer of the film
Original LPCM audio
Visual essay by genre expert Chris D on the film and its place within the period and genre (2022)
Ninkyo 101: A masterclass with Mark Schilling, author of The Yakuza Movie Book (2022)
Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm
Limited edition booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Stuart Galbraith IV, and critic Hayley Scanlon
Limited edition of 2000 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings
REGION-B "LOCKED"
STREET DATE: JANUARY 2.

 

This title will be released in the US as well, so this edition should actually be Region AB. You can already pre order it from Diabolik or MVD's shop

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It's also available to pre-order on amazon & I expect the price will drop in line with the Amazon.uk/Diabolik prices closer to the actual release date. Props to Francesco for starting a niche label in these times of dwindling physical media sales. You have to have a passion for the material because you sure aren't doing it for the profit. Hope to see more ninkyo-eiga films released from his new label in the not to distant future.

https://www.amazon.com/Time-Gambling-Boss-Nobuo-Kaneko/dp/B0BF7K5Q1Y/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Big+Time+Gambling+Boss+[Blu-ray]&qid=1663201981&sr=8-2

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I love the fact they are releasing part 4 of a series. Don't get me wrong, there are several films in the Gambling Den series that are very good (I like part 6 in particular). But this recent "release them all or no purchase" attitude has been killing our chances of getting so many great films. Either a long series don't get released at all, or one series gets released and then we've reached the quota already. I'd much rather get 10 masterpieces from 10 different series than one 10 film series where half of the entries are mediocre.

Anyway, great to see this coming. I can finally retire my old Toei DVD.

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16 hours ago, Yihetuan said:

It's also available to pre-order on amazon & I expect the price will drop in line with the Amazon.uk/Diabolik prices closer to the actual release date. Props to Francesco for starting a niche label in these times of dwindling physical media sales. You have to have a passion for the material because you sure aren't doing it for the profit. Hope to see more ninkyo-eiga films released from his new label in the not to distant future.

https://www.amazon.com/Time-Gambling-Boss-Nobuo-Kaneko/dp/B0BF7K5Q1Y/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Big+Time+Gambling+Boss+[Blu-ray]&qid=1663201981&sr=8-2

It's much more cheaper on the radiance site !

I just got it for 18,04£ including tax and shipping, while if I convert the Amazon price to £, it costs around 30 £, plus the shipping !

 

1 hour ago, Takuma said:

I love the fact they are releasing part 4 of a series. Don't get me wrong, there are several films in the Gambling Den series that are very good (I like part 6 in particular). But this recent "release them all or no purchase" attitude has been killing our chances of getting so many great films. Either a long series don't get released at all, or one series gets released and then we've reached the quota already. I'd much rather get 10 masterpieces from 10 different series than one 10 film series where half of the entries are mediocre.

Anyway, great to see this coming. I can finally retire my old Toei DVD.

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Your dvd cover is much more beautiful and colorful than the blu ray one...

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On 10/28/2022 at 7:00 PM, Yihetuan said:

One of Tetsuya Watari's best acting performances. Who can forget him snacking on a certain something...

I think you're thinking of Graveyard of Honor.  However, I actually like Yakuza Graveyard more.  

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43 minutes ago, Vegeta84 said:

I think you're thinking of Graveyard of Honor.  However, I actually like Yakuza Graveyard more.  

My bad, you're right. I mixed the two up but I prefer Graveyard of Honor,

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As expected, the pre-order price on Amazon has dropped significantly and now cheaper than ordering direct from Radiance Films with international shipping.

https://www.amazon.com/Time-Gambling-Boss-Special-Blu-ray/dp/B0BF7K5Q1Y/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+big+time+gambling+boss&qid=1668187902&sr=8-1

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