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    Waterfall Puncher Derrick King's Avatar
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    Female Prisoner Scorpion Box set from Arrow in July


    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    Limited Edition Blu-ray collection (3000 copies)
    Brand new 2K restorations of all four films in the series presented on High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD
    Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays) for all films
    Optional English subtitles for all films
    Double-sided fold out poster of two original artworks
    Reversible sleeves for all films featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ian MacEwan
    Booklet featuring an extract from Unchained Melody: The Films of Meiko Kaji, an upcoming book on the star by critic and author Tom Mes, an archive interview with Meiko Kaji, and a brand new interview with Toru Shinohara, creator of the original Female Prisoner Scorpion manga

    FEMALE PRISONER #701: SCORPION

    Newly filmed appreciation by filmmaker Gareth Evans (The Raid)
    Archive interview with director Shunya Ito
    New interview with assistant director Yutaka Kohira
    Theatrical Trailers for all films in the series

    FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION: JAILHOUSE 41

    Newly filmed appreciation by critic Kier-La Janisse
    Japanese cinema critic Jasper Sharp looks over the career of Shunya Ito
    New interview with production designer Tadayuki Kuwana
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION: BEAST STABLE

    Newly filmed appreciation by critic Kat Ellinger
    Archive interview with director Shunya Ito
    New visual essay on the career of star and icon Meiko Kaji by critic Tom Mes
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION: #701’s GRUDGE SONG

    Newly filmed appreciation by filmmaker Kazuyoshi Kumakiri (Kichiku: Banquet of the Beasts)
    Archive interview with director Yasuharu Hasebe
    Japanese cinema critic Jasper Sharp looks over the career of Yasuharu Hasebe
    Visual essay on the Scorpion series by critic Tom Mes
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    Rating: 18
    Region: AB/12
    Duration: 353 mins
    Language: Japanese
    Subtitles: English
    Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
    Audio: Mono
    Colour
    Discs: 8
    Cat Number: FCD1338
    Can't wait to toss my media blasters/tokyo shock dvds
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    Arrow are killing it lately. Amazing.
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    Release date 25th April according to their website. Maybe a typo as July seems more likely.

    Although I like these films, the price as well as the fact I don't expect the PQ to be that outstanding on these releases (similar to Battles boxset) ill likely stick with my DVDs.
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    Ordered.

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    I'll be buying that for sure!

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    What atrocious cover art! No surprise as most of the "newly commissioned" artwork for Arrow's Japanese releases have been utter crap. First thing I do is reverse the cover art right away just to remove that eyesore.
    "only the simplest can accommodate the most complex"

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    They do have a habit of making all these releases looking like Manga or a graphic novel. But It could be worse. I don't hate all the artworks they do, and at least its not a Rick Melton commission, like they used to. Nothing against that guy, but his art doesn't do much for me anymore.

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    I agree that the cover art needs to be reversed; I always prefer the original poster art. I would love for them to ditch the dvds, as well, especially if that lowers the prices.

    For the F.P.S. films, I have dvd-r's that were 'released' by Cannibal King & last year, I found one of the Media Blasters dvd's for less than $2.00. I'm not sure what the sources for the CK releases were. I'm thinking maybe Japanese dvds or pre-record vhs? They were good for the time but I'm pretty excited to see hd transfers of them!

    The film I'm hoping Arrow will eventually release is Violent Streets.

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    Fan freaking fantastic.

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    YES!! One of my favourite film series. Such a great announcement!
    Looking for Orozco the Embalmer (Camera Obscura) and the Swedish theatrical poster of Breaking Point (Vibenius/"Ron Silberman Jr.", 1975).

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