Win YAKUZA LAW On 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 YAKUZA LAW (やくざ刑罰史 私刑!, Yakuza Keibatsu-shi Rinchi!, 1969). Director Teruo Ishii (BLINDWOMAN’S CURSE, HORRORS OF MALFORMED MEN), the Godfather of J-sploitation, presents a gruelling anthology of torture, spawning three district periods of Japanese history and bringing to the screen some of the most brutal methods of torment ever devised.
In this deep dive into the world of the Yakuza, meet the violent men who rule the Japanese underworld and the cruel punishments inflicted on those who transgress them. The carnage begins in the Edo Period with a violent tale of samurai vengeance starring Bunta Sugawara (BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY), before shifting to the Meiji Period as the exiled Ogata (Minoru Oki, SHOGUN ASSASSIN) returns to face punishment for his past transgressions… and, ultimately, to take his revenge. Finally, the action is brought right up to date with a tale of gang warfare set in then-present-day 60s Japan and headlined by Teruo Yoshida (Ishii’s ORGIES OF EDO), as a powerful crime syndicate seeks bloody vengeance for the theft of one hundred thousand yen. Brutal, bewildering and definitely not for the faint-hearted, Yakuza Law represents Japanese popular cinema at its most extreme… and most thrilling.
The YAKUZA LAW Blu-ray will be available May 14 from Arrow Video US. The movie features a High Definition (1080p) presentation with the original lossless mono Japanese soundtrack and optional English subtitles. Extras include a new audio commentary by author and critic Jasper Sharp, a rare vintage interview with director Teruo Ishii, an image gallery, and a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacob Phillips. This first pressing also comes with an illustrated collector’s booklet with new writing on the film by Tom Mes. The suggested retail price is $39.95.
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION
A. There are three (3) prizes, each consisting of one (1) YAKUZA LAW 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 “YAKUZA LAW Blu-ray” contest runs from May 9 until 11:59pm on May 23, 2019.
How to enter:
A. Submit your name, email address, and mailing address for the random drawing.
B. Be sure to write “YAKUZA LAW Blu-ray” in the subject header of your email entry. SciFi Japan often runs multiple contests at the same time, so any entries without “YAKUZA LAW 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.
“YAKUZA LAW Blu-ray” CONTEST
Email the following info to “YAKUZA LAW 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.