Blu-ray Release: Brutal Tales of Chivalry

Blu-ray Release Date: May 16, 2017
Price: Blu-ray $24.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Director Kiyoshi Saeki brings us the 1965 action-filled crime flick Brutal Tales of Chivalry (Shôwa zankyô-den), starring the great Ken Takakura (The Bullet Train) as an admirably upright yakuza who returns from World War II to find his hometown destroyed.

While helping to rebuild, he is enlisted in a fight against a savage gang whose members fail to share his ideas about chivalry and honor.

The sole special feature on Twilight Time’s Blu-ray release is the featurette “Brutal Tales of Filmmaking: Toei Producer Toru Yoshida.”

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your order!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.