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    Unique ID Code: 0000164282
    Added by: Michael Campbell
    Added on: 27/7/2014 18:17
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    Branded to Kill

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    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 98mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Seijun Suzuki’s delirious 1967 hit-man film has drawn comparisons with contemporaries Le Samouraï and Point Blank and influenced directors such as John Woo, Jim Jarmusch and Quentin Tarantino among others.

    The story of laconic yakuza Hanada, aka ‘No. 3 Killer’, the third rated hit-man in Japan who takes an impossible job from the mysterious, death obsessed Misako. Hanada bungles the hit and finds himself the target of his employers and a bullet ridden journey leads him to face the No. 1 Killer.

    Shot in cool monochrome with beguiling visuals, Branded to Kill is an effortlessly cool crime film with a jazzy score that caused Suzuki to be fired by the studio’s executives but is now rightly recognised as his masterpiece.

    Special Features:
    · New High Definition digital transfer

    ·Newly translated English subtitles for both films

    ·Interview with director Seijun Suzuki

    ·Interview with star Jo Shishido by critic and author Koshi Ueno

    ·Trapped in Lust [Aiyoku no wana] (1973) – A delirious roman porno re-imagining of Branded to Kill from Atsushi Yamatoya, one of Branded to Kill’s screenwriters and Suzuki’s regular collaborators

    ·Original Trailers for Branded to Kill and Trapped in Lust

    ·Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Ian MacEwan

    ·Booklet by Japanese film expert Jasper Sharp, illustrated with original stills and new artwork by Ian MacEwan

    Video Tracks:
    New HD 1080p Transfer

    Audio Tracks:
    Japanese 1.0 Mono

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Seijun Suzki

    Written By:

    Jo Shishido
    Koji Nanbara
    Annu Mari
    Mariko Ogawa

    Music From:
    Naozumi Yamamoto

    Director of Photography:
    Kazue Nagatsuka

    Mutsuo Tanji

    Kaneo Iwai

    Arrow Films

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