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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: AV431
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • UPC: 760137829584
  • Street Date: 02/22/22
  • PreBook Date: 01/18/22
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy
  • Run Time: 360 mins
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1968
  • Region Code: A
  • Box Lot:
  • Territory: US
  • Language: Japanese

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Chiyaki Kuriyama
  • Actor: Bunta Sugawara
  • Actor: Ryunosuke Kamiki
  • Actor: Yoshihiko Aoyama
  • Actor: Bokuzen Hidari
  • Actor: Ikuko Mori
  • Actor: Ryutaro Gomi
  • Actor: Tatsuo Hanabu
  • Actor: Jun Hamamura
  • Actor: Miwa Takada
  • Director: Yoshiyuki Kuroda
  • Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda
  • Director: Takashi Miike

 

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Yokai Monsters Collection [Standard Edition]

From the makers of Daimajin comes a trilogy of terror ripped from the pages of Japanese folklore!

Yokai Monsters Collection [Standard Edition]
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From the makers of Daimajin comes a trilogy of terror ripped from the pages of Japanese folklore, with ghosts and monsters from ancient myths and legends brought to life through stunning special effects, alongside an epic, big-budget reboot of the series from a modern-day master of the macabre. In the first film in the trilogy, 100 Monsters, a greedy slumlord's attempts to forcefully evict his tenants invite the wrath of the titular spirits when a cleansing ritual is botched, with terrifying results. The second film, Spook Warfare, tells the tale of an evil Babylonian vampire inadvertently awoken by treasure hunters, and a brave samurai that teams with the yokai to defeat the bloodthirsty demon. In the final film, Along with Ghosts (released only 12 months after 100 Monsters), the yokai are roused to defend a little girl on the run from deadly yakuza. Decades later, none other than Takashi Miike (Audition) helmed The Great Yokai War, a loose remake of Spook Warfare that used cutting-edge digital effects to renew the franchise for a new generation. In it, a young boy is given a grave responsibility: to band together with a group of yokai to defend humanity against a vengeful and powerful demon that has sworn retribution against modern-day Japan.

Media

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Bonus Materials

  • SPECIAL EDITION BOXSET CONTENTS
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentations of all four films
  • Optional English subtitles on all four films
  • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jolyon Yates
  • DISC ONE – 100 MONSTERS
  • Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio
  • Hiding in Plain Sight, a documentary giving a primer on yokai for Western audiences, featuring interviews with experts Matt Alt, Zack Davisson, Kim Newman, Lynda E. Rucker, and Hiroko Yoda
  • Theatrical trailer
  • US re-release trailer
  • Image gallery
  • DISC TWO – SPOOK WARFARE / ALONG WITH GHOSTS
  • 4K restoration of Spook Warfare by Kadokawa Pictures
  • Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio for both films
  • Theatrical trailers for both films
  • US re-release trailers for both films
  • Image galleries for both films
  • DISC THREE – THE GREAT YOKAI WAR
  • DTS-HD MA 5.1 original Japanese and dubbed English audio
  • Audio commentary by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes
  • Archive interviews with the cast and crew, including Takashi Miike
  • Short Drama of Yokai, two shorts detailing the further adventures of the yokai
  • Another Story of Kawataro, two shorts featuring the continuing story of the kappa character in the film
  • World Yokai Conference, a publicity event where Miike speaks about the film
  • Promotional Events, video of the press conference to announce the start and completion of filming, as well as the premiere in Tokyo
  • Documentary on the film’s young star, Ryunosuke Kamiki, and his experience making the film
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery

Sales Points

  • Features the stars of Zaitochi, Daimajin, and Kill Bill
  • Live action fantasy that is suitable for children for fans of Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away
  • For fans of Kaiju cinema like Gamera, Godzilla, and Pokemon

Press Quotes

A fanciful dramatisation of children's scary fantasies in impressive puppetry

     —Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy

Imagine Kwaidan cross-bred with The NeverEnding Story and directed by Terry Gilliam

     —Bryant Frazier, Deep Focus

Endless, giddy invention

     —J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

Great payoff… a LOT of monsters

     —Graham Doh, Man V Film

Indeed an entertaining watch

     —Graham Doh, Man V Film

Stacked and loaded!

     —Heath Holland, Cereal At Midnight

The Yokai Monsters Collection is a terrific bit of fun that should please anyone with a soft spot for Japanese folklore. The practical effects and costumes that are utilized in the original trilogy make them the more appealing entries, but the Takashi Miike feature has its own commendable elements that will keep you entertained. This depiction of yokai will likely spark a curiosity inside of you that will make you seek out more of this type of amazing content. Arrow Video has bundled these four films together into a Blu-Ray collection featuring a strong A/V presentation and some worthwhile features. Japan has such a rich cinematic history that we are lucky to live in a time where labels are releasing so much in great quality. Do not miss out on this set! Highly Recommended 

     —Dillon Gonzalez, Geek Vibes Nation

  

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