Black Society Trilogy - DVD

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Takashi Miike announced himself as a world-class filmmaking talent with this trio of thematically-connected, character-centric crime stories about violence, the underworld of Japanese society, families, and the possibly hopeless task of finding one's place in the world. His first films made specifically for theatrical release, the "Black Society Trilogy" was the beginning of Miike's mature career as a filmmaker and they remain among the prolific director's finest works.

Set in the bustling Kabuki-cho nightlife neighborhood of Tokyo, Shinjuku Triad Society follows a cop struggling with private issues while hunting a psychotic criminal who traffics in children's organs.

Rainy Dog, shot entirely in Taiwan, is about an exiled yakuza who finds himself saddled with a son he never knew he had and a price on his head after the Chinese gang he works for decides to turn on him.

Ley Lines moves from the countryside to the city and back, as three Japanese youths of Chinese descent seek their fortune in Tokyo, only to run afoul of a violent gang boss.

  • Director: Takashi Miike
  • Audio: Japanese with English subtitles
  • Certificate: 18
  • Format: DVD

Special Features

  • High Definition digital transfers of all three films
  • Original uncompressed stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for all three films
  • New interview with director Takashi Miike
  • New interview with actor Show Aikawa (Rainy Dog, Ley Lines)
  • New audio commentaries for all three films by Miike biographer Tom Mes
  • Original theatrical trailers for all three films
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon