Kill!

Edition no. 313

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Licensor
Toho Co.
Directed by: Kihachi Okamoto
In this pitch-black action comedy by Kihachi Okamoto, a pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen arrive in a dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute. One, previously a farmer, longs to become a noble samurai. The other, a former samurai haunted by his past, prefers living anonymously with gangsters. But when both men discover the wrongdoings of the nefarious clan leader, they side with a band of rebels who are under siege at a remote mountain cabin. Based on the same source novel as Akira Kurosawa’s Sanjuro, Kill! playfully tweaks samurai film convention, borrowing elements from established chanbara classics and seasoning them with a little Italian western.

Technical Specifications

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (Anamorphic)
Audio: Japanese 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 1 Disc |  DVD-9

Supplements

  • Original theatrical trailer and teaser
  • Insert featuring a new essay by film and culture critic Howard Hampton

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Release Credits

Artwork: Eric Skillman
Producer: Jason Altman
Producer: Heather Shaw

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