Wandering Ginza Butterfly

Release Date: May 19, 2009

Language: Japanese

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.35:1

Format: DVD

Region: Region 1

Price: $24.95


Gang leader Nami (cult film legend Meiko Kaji) kills a member of a yakuza group and goes away to prison. Upon her release three years later, she’s a shamed woman confined to living in the shadowy world of sex clubs and street gangs. She returns to the city to live with her uncle, a billiard-hall owner, and after befriending pimp and ne’er-do-well Ryuji (Tsunehiko Watase), she gets a job working at a hostess club in the chic Ginza neighborhood, where the expensive shops and neon lights conceal a dark world of crime and sexual slavery. But when a rival gang attempts to muscle in on the club, Nami becomes enmeshed in a violent struggle that forces her to wield a skilled pool cue to defend her uncle’s business, and eventually a short sword to wreak bloody vengeance upon her enemies.

– Popular cult film star Meiko Kaji’s first films for Toei Studios – Kaji is star of popular FEMALE CONVICT SCORPION films
– Never before released on video in the US, unavailable on DVD in Japan
– New, exclusive special feature interviews
– Combines swordplay action with Pinky Violence elements

DVD Special Features:

• New, fully restored, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) transfer mastered in high-definition from Toei’s original vault elements
• Japanese language with newly-translated, removable English subtitles
• Audio commentary by Japanese film expert Chris D.
• New, exclusive video interview with director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
• Original Japanese theatrical trailers for both films
• Reversible cover with original Japanese poster artwork

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