Win Toei’s BLOODY SPEAR AT MOUNT FUJI Blu-ray from Arrow Video US!
Source: Arrow Video US, MVD Entertainment Group
Special Thanks to Clint Weiler
Arrow Video US is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win their new Blu-ray of director Tomu Uchida’s BLOODY SPEAR AT MOUNT FUJI (血槍富士, Chiyari Fuji, 1955).
Praised by Japanese film critics and much admired by his contemporaries Akira Kurosawa and Yasujirô Ozu, Uchida nonetheless remains little-known in the west. BLOODY SPEAR AT MOUNT FUJI is his masterpiece. and an excellent entry point for the newcomer. Set during the Edo period, the film is a tragicomic road movie of sorts, following a samurai, his two servants — including spear-carrier Genpachi (Chiezô Kataoka) — and the various people they meet on their journey, including a policeman in pursuit of a thief, a young child and a woman who is to be sold into prostitution. Winner of a prestigious Blue Ribbon Award for supporting actor — and Kurosawa regular — Daisuke Katô, BLOODY SPEAR AT MOUNT FUJI is a film deserving of much wider international recognition.
Arrow Video US’ release features a HD digital transfer, the original uncompressed mono audio, optional newly translated English subtitles, a brand-new audio commentary by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp, and a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley, with the first pressing including a =n illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and filmmaker James Oliver. The suggested retail price is $39.95.
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION
A. There are three (3) prizes, each consisting of one (1) BLOODY SPEAR AT MOUNT FUJI Blu-ray.
B. The prizes will be shipped to the contest winners so entrants must include a valid mailing address. This contest is only open to participants in the United States and Canada.
C. In the event that a winner chooses not to (or cannot) accept a prize, he or she forfeits all claim to that prize.
D. One entry per person. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution of prizes allowed.
Duration of contests:
A. The “BLOODY SPEAR AT MOUNT FUJI Blu-ray” contest runs from September 5 until 11:59pm on September 17, 2018.
How to enter:
A. Submit your name, email address, and mailing address for the random drawing.
B. Be sure to write “BLOODY SPEAR AT MOUNT FUJI Blu-ray” in the subject header of your email entry. SciFi Japan often runs multiple contests at the same time, so any entries without “BLOODY SPEAR AT MOUNT FUJI Blu-ray” in the subject header will be discarded.
Determination of winners:
A. Only contestants who have submitted the requested information will be entered in the final drawing. The first three randomly drawn eligible entries will be judged the winners for this contest.
B. SciFi Japan is not responsible for typographical, electronic or other errors in Internet operation affecting the offering, outcome, administration of the contest or the announcement of prizes. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
C. The decision of Arrow Video US and SciFi Japan is final. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the SciFi Japan judges, which are final and binding in all respects.
D. Following the drawing, winners will be notified via email.
“BLOODY SPEAR AT MOUNT FUJI Blu-ray” CONTEST
Email the following info to “BLOODY SPEAR AT MOUNT FUJI Blu-ray” at firstname.lastname@example.org and you’re in the contest. Good luck!
About MVD Entertainment Group
MVD Entertainment Group is a full service music and movie distribution firm, exclusively representing thousands of audio and visual products for DVD, Bluray, CD, vinyl, and digital rights, worldwide. MVD also exclusively distributes a growing line of merchandise including limited edition collectibles, tee shirts, and more.
“Serving Artists and Audiences” is MVD’s purpose statement; it represents a commitment to the interests of the musicians, filmmakers, record labels, producers, managers, and every link in the supply chain. The customers are the Audience, from wholesalers, sub-distributors, major retail chains, online retailers, specialists, and independent mom and pop stores, all the way to the consumer.
MVD Entertainment Group was founded in 1986 by Tom Seaman, an industry veteran with prior experience with The Record Hunter, Sam Goody, CBS Retail, and JEM Distribution. Tom, along with his family Elinor, Eve and Ed, initially focused on music videotapes.
At the turn of the century, with the advent of DVD, MVD built a large catalog of exclusively distributed audiovisual content on DVD’s, with special strength in music concert films, horror movies, documentaries, comedy, cult classics, and much more.