Arrow Video have announced they will release NEW BATTLES WITHOUT HONOUR AND HUMANITY trilogy on dual format on 17th July 2017.
NEW BATTLES WITHOUT HONOUR AND HUMANITY (1974)
1950. In Kure City in Hiroshima, an ambitious yakuza soldier botches an attempt on the life of a rival boss, and is sent to prison for eight years. When he’s released, he must choose between returning to the gangster fold, or life with a beautiful, half-Korean hostess who’s fallen for him.
NEW BATTLES WITHOUT HONOUR AND HUMANITY: THE BOSS’S HEAD (1975)
1968. Gang boss Owada takes in wanderer and assassin Shuji Kuroda after he does time for the assassination of a rival boss. Kuroda turns on Owada after he doesn’t get the promised payback for his jail time, and lays waste to the local crime elements in order to achieve his financial rewards.
NEW BATTLES WITHOUT HONOUR AND HUMANITY: LAST DAYS OF THE BOSS (1976)
1976. When a top boss is killed during a full-blown gang war, his adopted son, an ordinary laborer, reluctantly joins the criminal world in quest for vengeance for his benefactor’s death. Complicating matters are his younger sister and her gangster husband, who are affiliated with the gang responsible for the killing.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
- High Definition digital transfers of all three films
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
- Original uncompressed mono audio
- New optional English subtitle translation for all three films
- Beyond the Films: New Battles Without Honour And Humanity – a new video appreciation by Fukasaku biographer Sadao Yamane
- New Stories, New Battles And Closing Stories – two new interviews with screenwriter Koji Takada, about his work on the second and third films in the trilogy
- Original theatrical trailers for all three films
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Reinhard Kleist
- Illustrated collector’s book featuring new writing on the films, the yakuza genre and Fukasaku’s career, by Stephen Sarrazin, Tom Mes, Hayley Scanlon, Chris D. and Marc Walkow