Toshiaki Toyoda: The Early Years (Pornostar / Unchain / 9 Souls)
LIMITED EDITION BLURAY SET (2,000 COPIES)
Pornostar (1998) A young man gets off the train in the morning and wanders the business districts aimlessly. He runs across some yakuza gangsters, whom he despises, and goes on a killing spree, but soon becomes involved with a subordinate gang.
Special features: New audio commentary by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes. New interview with Toshiaki Toyoda. Original Japanese trailer.
Unchain (2000) - Documentary on the Japanese boxer Unchain Kaji, who retired from the ring at the age of 30 with an eye injury and a losing record. His attempt at starting a new life as a civilian sees him face even more adversity than his time in the ring.
Special features: Unchain Kaji sings “Impudent Man”. Music Video. Original Japanese trailer. Marketing materials.
9 Souls (2003) - Nine convicts escape from prison; most are convicted murders. Their plan is to find a stash of counterfeit money that a deranged cell mate told them about, divide it, then part ways. Though one by one, each seeks out the place he wants to be, a version of home, somewhere to connect. Will it end well for any of them?
Special Features: New audio commentary by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp. Making Of. Outtakes. Original Japanese trailer.