Horror-Arrow-Limited Ed Battles Without Honour and Humanity (Arrow Video) UK/USA Limited Edition

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Release Date:UK 9th December 2015.
Release Date:US 8th December 2015

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UK

Arrow Films
Price: £64.99
Arrow Films Price is reduced till September 8th after this the price will increase
Amazon UK
Price: £99.99
Zavvi
Price: £62.99

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USA:

Amazon USA
Price: $109.99
Diabolik DVD
Price: $112.99

Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD
Region: A+B/1+2

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NEW UK/US TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT: BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY DUAL FORMAT BD & DVD [Limited Edition]

Battles Without Honor & Humanity - this seminal series of epic gangsterism told with gritty realism plays like a head-spinning fusion of Martin Scorsese and Paul Greengrass! This Limited Edition collections features Kinji Fukasaku’s (BATTLE ROYALE) original five films in the series with brand new extras, the never-before-seen in the west ‘Complete Saga’ and a 150-page hardback book!

Limited to just 2,500 copies (UK) and 2,500 copies (USA). Individual editions of each of the five films (the Saga and book remain exclusive to this collection) will become available in 2016!

Total Print run is 5,000
2,500 UK
2,500 USA

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Limited Edition Blu-ray Collection
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of all five original films
  • Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays)
  • Optional English subtitles for all five films
  • Remembering Kinji – a new featurette about director Kinji Fukasaku and his work, featuring interviews with Kenta Fukasaku and film critic and Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane
  • Secrets of the Piranha Army – a new documentary about the troupe of supporting actors who appeared throughout the series, featuring new interviews with original Piranha members Masaru Shiga and Takashi Noguchi, plus second-generation Piranha, Takashi Nishina and Akira Murota
  • All the Bad Guys – a new, comprehensive video guide to the actors in the films
  • Fukasaku Family – a new interview with Proxy War and Police Tactics assistant director Toru Dobashi
  • Man of Action – a new interview with series fight choreographer Ryuzo Ueno
  • Tales of a Bit Player – a new interview with supporting actor and stuntman Seizo Fukumoto
  • Last Days of the Boss – a new interview with Final Episode screenwriter Koji Takada
  • Yakuza Graveyard – a new interview with Takashi Miike about Kinji Fukasaku and the yakuza film genre
  • Original trailers for the series
  • Original poster gallery for the series
  • Limited Edition packaging and reversible sleeves for all five films including original and newly commissioned artwork by Reinhard Kleist
THE COMPLETE SAGA [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]

  • English-subtitled premiere of the 224-minute compilation edition of the first four films, previously screened only as part of a limited Japanese theatrical release in 1980 and on the Toei cable channel
  • Introduction by Complete Saga editorial supervisor Toru Dobashi
THE YAKUZA PAPERS [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]

  • 150-page hardback book featuring writing on the history of the yakuza film genre, the background and continuing importance of the Battles series, and additional essays on the men who made them, including a newly-reprinted and fully annotated edition of Paul Schrader’s classic 1974 Film Comment essay Yakuza-Eiga: A Primer, a new, exclusive English translation of screenwriter Kazuo Kasahara’s 1974 Scenario magazine essay on his writing process for the first four films, as well as new essays and interviews from critics and authors Chris D., Grady Hendrix, Patrick Macias, Tom Mes, Mark Schilling, and Jasper Sharp.
Region: A+B/1+2
Rating: 18
Cat No: FCD1184
Duration: Various
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: Mono
Discs: 13
Colour


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Note
If your not interested in the Limited Edition Box Set
Individual releases will follow the box Set release in 2016
 
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I have absolutely no idea what this is. I just know him from directing BATTLE ROYALE and half of TORA TORA TORA.
(Although I have heard of The Yakuza Papers)
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Is there really a huge cult and demand for this for them feel the need to post the print run?
*interesting reading up on it at Wikipedia. Considered the Japanese 'The Godfather'. All five films made in two years time. Never learned about it in film studies courses, so this is quite the enigma!
 
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** BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR/HONOUR AND HUMANITY FULL SPECS + STOCK UPDATE***

It is time for us to reveal the full specs for our stacked Battles boxset!

This set is limited to 2500 copies in the US & UK and is now approximately 50% sold out - we will release individual Dual Format releases of the five films in 2016.
Total Print run is 5,000
2,500 UK
2,500 USA
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LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:
•Limited Edition Blu-ray Collection (2500 copies)
•High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of all five original films
•Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays)
•Optional English subtitles for all five films
•Limited Edition packaging and reversible sleeves for all five films including original and newly commissioned artwork by Reinhard Kleist

BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR/HONOUR AND HUMANITY (DISCS 1 & 2)
•Brand new audio commentary by critic and author Stuart Galbraith IV
•Yakuza Graveyard – a new interview with Takashi Miike about Kinji Fukasaku and the yakuza film genre
•Original trailers for all five films

HIROSHIMA DEATH MATCH (DISCS 3 & 4)
•Man of Action – a new interview with series fight choreographer Ryuzo Ueno
•Original Trailer

PROXY WAR (DISCS 5 & 6)
•Secrets of the Piranha Army – a new documentary about the troupe of supporting actors who appeared throughout the series, featuring interviews with original Piranha members Masaru Shiga and Takashi Noguchi, plus second-generation Piranha, Takashi Nishina and Akira Murota
•Tales of a Bit Player – a new interview with supporting actor and stuntman Seizo Fukumoto
•Original Trailer

POLICE TACTICS (DISCS 7 & 8)
•Remembering Kinji – a new featurette about director Kinji Fukasaku and his work, featuring interviews with Kenta Fukasaku and film critic and Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane
•Fukasaku Family – a new interview with Proxy War and Police Tactics assistant director Toru Dobashi
•Original Trailer

FINAL EPISODE (DISCS 9 & 10)
•Last Days of the Boss – a new interview with Final Episode screenwriter Koji Takada
•Original poster gallery for the series
•Original Trailer

THE COMPLETE SAGA (DISCS 11, 12 & 13) [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]
•English-subtitled premiere of the 224-minute compilation edition of the first four films, previously screened only as part of a limited Japanese theatrical release in 1980 and on the Toei cable channel
•Introduction by Complete Saga editorial supervisor Toru Dobashi

THE YAKUZA PAPERS [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]
•152-page hardback book featuring writing on the history of the yakuza film genre, the background and continuing importance of the Battles series, and additional essays on the men who made them, including a newly-reprinted and fully annotated edition of Paul Schrader's classic 1974 Film Comment essay Yakuza-Eiga: A Primer, a new, exclusive English translation of screenwriter Kazuo Kasahara’s 1974 Scenario magazine essay on his writing process for the first four films, as well as new essays and interviews from critics and authors Chris D., Grady Hendrix, Patrick Macias, Tom Mes, Mark Schilling, and Jasper Sharp

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paulboland

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Battles Without Honour and Humanity is in stock and shipping soon from the Arrow Store!

From Arrow Video Facebook
Stock came in earlier than anticipated but the release date will remain the 9th December in the UK
Customers who ordered direct from Arrow will get delivered earlier than those who pre ordered from other retailers

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Note
60% of UK stock has been sold

So don't be surprised if sold out soon in the UK
 
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***Limited Edition Update***

We know a lot of you have been asking for updates on various Limited Edition releases so we thought we'd collect them in one handy update:

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