In this career-defining triptych, Matsuda is Shohei Narumi, an ice cool hitman of few words, a steely trigger finger, and a heart of stone, hired in The Most Dangerous Game by a company bidding for a lucrative government air defense contract to take out the competition. In The Killing Game, Narumi finds himself caught in the midst of violent yakuza gang warfare, while his own brutal past catches up with him in the form of two beautiful women still bearing the emotional scars of his past assignments. In The Execution Game, Narumi falls for a mysterious saloon bar chanteuse who may or may not be part of the same, shadowy underworld organization as the rival hitmen he is employed to rub out.
Released for the very first time outside Japan, with their cool blue cinematography by Nagisa Oshima collaborator Seizo Sengen and a sultry score by jazz legend Yuji Ohno, Murakawa’s masterful set of films raised the bar for the Japanese action movie to new heights.
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of all films
Original lossless mono Japanese soundtracks
Optional newly translated English subtitles
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella
Double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella
Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Hayley Scanlon and Dimitri Ianni
DISC 1: THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME
Brand new audio commentary by Chris Poggiali and Marc Walkow
The Action Man, a 30-minute interview with director Toru Murakawa
Original Japanese theatrical trailer
DISC 2: THE KILLING GAME & THE EXECUTION GAME
Brand new audio commentary on The Killing Game by Earl Jackson and Jasper Sharp
Brand new audio commentary on The Execution Game by Tom Mes
Remembering Yusaku Matsuda, an interview with Yutaka Oki, film critic and personal friend of Yusaku Matsuda
Game Changer, an interview with The Execution Game screenwriter Shoichi Maruyama
Original Japanese theatrical trailers for both films
Image galleries for both films
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