TOKYO FIST Remastered UK Blu-ray & DVD out November 25th
Source: Third Window Films press release
Official Movie Site: thirdwindowfilms.com/tokyo-fist (UK)
Special Thanks to Adam Torel and Claire Marty
Third Window Films is pleased to announce the Blu-Ray and DVD re-release of TOKYO FIST (東京フィスト, Tokyo Fisuto, 1995), a film by Shinya Tsukamoto (TETSUO: THE IRON MAN, BULLET BALLET). One of the most talked-about Japanese cult films of all time makes its way onto blu-ray for the first time EVER with a brand new high definition transfer supervised by Shinya Tsukamoto!
Once again Tsukamoto steps out from behind the camera and stars as Tsuda, an archetypal Japanese salaryman. He’s married to polite and compliant Hizuru (Kaori Fujii), the dictionary definition of an ideal Japanese wife. Their life is happy, at least on the surface, until Kojima (played by Tsukamoto’s own real life brother, Kôji), a friend from his past, shows up on the scene.
As a pro boxer Kôji’s business is violence and even before the proverbial sand is kicked in Tsuda’s face we can already sense the wonder and jealousy with which he views his brother’s transformed body. Only once Kojima seduces Hizuru, revealing that he just doesn’t excel at physical violence, but mental and emotional brutality as well, does Tsuda get himself to the gym and into training so he can wreak his revenge with his fists.
Kaijyu Theatre presents a Shinya Tsukamoto Film
Starring: Shinya Tsukamoto, Kaori Fujii, Koji Tsukamoto, Naoto Takenaka, Tomorowo Taguchi
Music: Chu Ishikawa
Photography: Shinya Tsukamoto
Makeup: Kaori Sasaki
Special Effects: Akira Fukaya
Assistant Directors: Kaori Matsuyama, Kiyohide Ohtani
Associate Producer: Kiyo Joo
Story: Hisashi Saito
Art Direction, Cinematography, Editing, Screenplay & Direction: Shinya Tsukamoto
Region: 2, PAL
Release Date: November 25, 2013
Running Time: 87 Minutes
Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer
Japanese Audio in 5.1 Surround Sound
Removable English Subtitles
New high definition transfer restored from original negatives by Shinya Tsukamoto
Collectable case with slip-case cover and reversible sleeve with new illustrations
New interview with the Shinya Tsukamoto
Clip from original concert
New UK Trailer
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