(aka "Kanto mushuku" or "Kanto Wanderer" or "The Woman Sharper ")

Japan 19

Gamblers and card sharps, prostitution, and yakuza-style vengeance are mainstays in most films by master director Seijun Suzuki, and Kanto Wanderer is no exception. Boss Izu’s bodyguard, Mr. Katsuta, is at the center of a violent power play by Boss Yoshida to take over Izu’s interests. As he tries to maintain stability, Mr. Katsuta is thrown off guard when he encounters a dangerous woman from his past.

At the age of 80, master of style, Seijun Suzuki has consistently been at the forefront of cinematic cool for over five decades. From Quentin Tarantino to Jim Jarmusch, Suzuki’s influence on the contemporary action genre is undeniable.

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DVD Review: Home Vision -  Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution Home Vision - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:32:12
Video 2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio 16X9
Average Bitrate: 5.38 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.




Audio Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Home Vision Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
• Original Theatrical trailer
• Director Filmography
• Widescreen anamorphic format

DVD Release Date: January 20, 2004

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Chapters: 18

Great colors on this Suzuki film DVD from Home Vision. This has their usual quality - great removable subtitles- true aspect ratio (wonderful 2.35) - and slight on Extras. I can only assume if this did have some substantial Extra Features that all 3 recent Suzuki films would be worthy of dawning the Criterion label. I just LOVE having these campy, stylistic films in my collection. No one else would do them with this quality. 'You the MAN!" Home Vision!  out of      

   Gary W. Tooze

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