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Blu-ray Review: Retaliation
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Retaliation
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Director: Yasuharu Hasebe
Screenwriter: Yoshihiro Ishimatsu, Keiji Kubota
Cast: Akira Kobayashi, Jô Shishido, Hideaki Nitani
Arrow Video
Rated | 94 Minutes
Release Date: May 11, 2015

With 1968’s Retaliation, director Yasuharu Hasebe (Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter) reunites with the inimitable Jô Shishido (Branded to Kill, Youth of the Beast) for a follow up to their 1967 yakuza hit Massacre Gun.

A tale of gang warfare in Japan, Retaliation stars Akira Kobayashi (Battles Without Honor and Humanity, The Flowers and the Angry Waves) as Jiro Sagae, a yakuza lieutenant who returns from prison to find his gang dispersed and his aging boss in his deathbed.

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George Romero’s Classic ‘Knightriders’ Available Now On Blu-ray In The UK
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In 1981, maverick Pittsburgh filmmaker George Romero, still hot off the smashing worldwide success of his full-color zombie horror epic Dawn of the Dead, made the most personal movie of his career: Knightriders. An intimate and action-packed story of a traveling troupe of artists, actors, and stunt riders who engage in jousting matches on souped-up motorcycles, Knightriders was the first major screen role for future star Ed Harris and overcame lackluster box office and initial audience reception to become a cult classic that continues to endure as one of Romero’s finest movies more than three decades later.

British home entertainment outfit Arrow Video has granted Knightriders its first release on Blu-ray in the entire civilized this month and is celebrating the occasion in high style by giving the movie a full restoration and some new in-depth supplements. (A new Knightriders Blu-ray will be out this July for the U.S.)

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