Win GRAVEYARDS OF HONOR Blu-ray Set From Arrow Video US and MVD Entertainment!
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Arrow Video US and MVD Entertainment are offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win the new GRAVEYARDS OF HONOR Blu-ray Set. Two peerless masters of Japanese cinema — Kinji Fukasaku (BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY, BATTLE ROYALE) and Takashi Miike (DEAD OR ALIVE, AUDITION) — present their own distinctive adaptations of yakuza expert Goro Fujita’s gangster novel Graveyard of Honor, each tapping into the zeitgeist of a distinct period of Japanese history, in this exclusive two-disc set.
Set during the turbulent post-war years, Fukasaku’s original 1975 film charts the rise and fall of real-life gangster Rikio Ishikawa (Tetsuya Watari, OUTLAW GANGSTER VIP). Shot through with the same stark realism and quasi-documentarian approach as Fukasaku’s earlier Battles Without Honor and Humanity, Fukasaku nonetheless breaks new ground through his portrayal of a gangster utterly without honor or ethics, surviving by any means necessary in a world of brutal criminality.
Meanwhile, Miike’s 2002 retelling transplants the story to Tokyo at the turn of the millennium. Less a direct remake of Fukasku’s film than a radical reimagining of the same overarching premise, Miike’s film captures both the hedonism and nihilism of the modern Japanese crime scene in deliriously stylish fashion, resulting in a fascinating companion piece to the original that nonetheless stands as its own entity.
The GRAVEYARDS OF HONOR Blu-ray Set will be released September 8 by Arrow Video US. The movies feature a High Definition (1080p) presentation with the original Japanese soundtracks and optional English subtitles. Extras include new audio commentaries by author and critic Mark Schilling and Miike biographer Tom Mes, archival featurettes, trailers, image galleries, and a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Ian MacEwan. This first pressing also comes with an illustrated booklet featuring new writing on the films by Jasper Sharp. The suggested retail price is $69.95.
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION
A. There are four (4) prizes, each consisting of one (1) GRAVEYARDS OF HONOR Blu-ray Set.
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 “GRAVEYARDS OF HONOR Blu-ray Set” contest runs from September 1 until 11:59pm on September 15, 2020.
How to enter:
A. Submit your name, email address, and mailing address for the random drawing.
B. Be sure to write “GRAVEYARDS OF HONOR Blu-ray Set” in the subject header of your email entry. SciFi Japan often runs multiple contests at the same time, so any entries without “GRAVEYARDS OF HONOR Blu-ray Set” 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 four 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.
“GRAVEYARDS OF HONOR Blu-ray Set” CONTEST
Email the following info to “GRAVEYARDS OF HONOR Blu-ray Set” at firstname.lastname@example.org and you’re in the contest. Good luck!
About Arrow Films
Arrow Films is a leading independent entertainment distribution company, established in 1991. Operating in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, United States of America and Canada, Arrow Films is dedicated to supporting upcoming and established filmmakers of dynamic new cinema and developing an enviable slate of quality films that enjoy a lasting legacy across its award-winning branded labels, channels, and platforms.
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.