Filmed entirely in Japan, BUDO:THE ART OF KILLING is a highly acclaimed docu-drama and a favorite of martial arts practitioners and fans alike. Highlighting the various techniques of “Budo” (Karate, Judo, Aikido, etc.), this action-packed film is a visual feast exploring the spiritual and historical traditions, training and techniques of this specialized form of martial arts.
Synapse is proud to present this critically acclaimed film in a newly re-mastered version transferred from original vault materials. A must-see even for fans of Japanese history, BUDO:THE ART OF KILLING is “powerful and frequently amazing… stuns the beholder.” (VARIETY) “Powerful and frequently amazing… Stuns the beholder…” – Variety
“A tribute to mastery over both the mind and body… Immensely entertaining…” – The Miami Herald
“… it’s remarkably beautiful and well-made, with carefully fabulous film editing.” – The Tallahassee Democrat
-New Windowboxed Digital Transfer from Archival Vault Materials in the Original Filmed Aspect Ratio of 1.33:1
-Original Theatrical Trailer
-Original Press Kit Still Gallery
-Eye-Catching Foil Cover Artwork