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16 June 2016

Arrow Video USA introduces NIKKATSU DIAMOND GUYS VOL. 2 (review)

Arrow Video's NIKKATSU DIAMOND GUYS VOLUME 2 set showcases two stars from the studio's contract Diamond Line of the sixties.  Akira Kobayashi headlines TOKYO MIGHTY GUY as a young man who comes home from studying in Paris to turn his parents' restaurant into an elegant French restaurant and runs into various complications from gangsters, hookers, and an ill-tempered politician.  Jo Shishido stars in DANGER PAYS and MURDER UNINCORPORATED.  In the first film, he is one of a trio of small time criminals who try to abduct a forger in order to cash in on a larger gang's operation when they steal paper for creating Japanese yen.  In the second film, a criminal organization hires ten assassins to track down the hitman who is taking them out one by one.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video USA (US) Region A/B Blu-ray/Region 1/2 DVD (DVD Drive-in)

NIKKATSU DIAMOND GUYS Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • 2K-mastered transfers of TOKYO MIGHTY GUY, DANGER PAYS, and MURDER UNINCORPORATED
  • All three films on one 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen BD50 Blu-ray and two dual-layer DVDs
  • Japanese LPCM 1.0 on Blu-ray (Dolby Digital 1.0 on DVD)
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Jasper Sharp Introductions on actors Jo Shishido and Akira Kobayashi
  • Theatrical trailers and still galleries for all three films
  • Theatrical trailers for the six OUTLAW GANGSTER VIP films
  • Reversible Cover Art
  • Booklet featuring new writing on all the films and director profiles by Stuart Galbraith IV, Tom Mes and Mark Schilling

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