GOLGO 13: The Professional Blu-ray Release Date, When And Where To Watch

22 hours ago By AI Smith

Film enthusiasts and action aficionados, brace yourselves for an exciting announcement! Shout! Studios and Eureka Classics are bringing you a thrilling collection of Sonny Chiba’s cinematic masterpieces, including the iconic Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon. In this article, we’ll delve into the details of this Blu-ray release, so you won’t miss the chance to witness cinematic greatness.

Shout! Studios’ Sonny Chiba Collection Vol. 2: A Cinematic Feast

Subheading 1: The Collection Unveiled Shout! Studios recently set the film world abuzz with their revelation about The Sonny Chiba Collection, Vol. 2. Scheduled for release on November 14, this Blu-ray Disc compilation is a treasure trove of seven thrilling films featuring the legendary actor Sonny Chiba. Among these cinematic gems, one shines particularly bright – Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon. Based on Takao Saito’s renowned Golgo 13 manga, this live-action adaptation stars Chiba as the enigmatic assassin, Duke Togo.

The Plot Unraveled Golgo 13

Assignment Kowloon promises an adrenaline-packed narrative. International spy Duke Togo is tasked with a perilous mission from an American drug syndicate – eliminate a Hong Kong kingpin who has been peddling their narcotics independently. Yet, Duke’s path is riddled with danger and intrigue, as he finds himself in a tense showdown with a detective equally determined to take down the kingpin.

The collection isn’t limited to this action-packed thriller alone; it also includes other Sonny Chiba classics like The Defensive Power of Aikido, 13 Steps of Maki, Karate Warriors, The Okinawa Yakuza War, Karate For Life, and The Okinawa War of Ten Years. Each film promises a riveting experience that showcases Chiba’s incomparable talent.

Eureka’s Blu-ray for Golgo 13: A Nostalgic Trip Down Memory Lane

The Eureka Revelation Eureka Classics, known for their dedication to preserving cinematic treasures, is all set to release a Blu-ray (Region B) for the 1973 action-packed Golgo 13 on July 17, 2023. Directed by Junya Sato and starring the charismatic Ken Takakura, this classic offers a glimpse into the origins of the Golgo 13 legend.

Unveiling the Masterpiece 

Takakura stars as Golgo 13, a professional assassin for hire. In this first-ever film adaptation of Takao Saito’s manga series, director Junya Satō brilliantly cast Takakura as the enigmatic killer, renowned for always completing his assignments, often with his signature scoped M16 rifle.

For years, this cinematic gem has remained a rare find outside of Japan. However, Eureka Classics is making history by presenting Golgo 13 in its UK debut on home video, in a definitive Blu-ray edition. This release boasts a range of exciting features, including a limited edition slipcase with stunning artwork, a 1080p presentation from a 2K restoration of the original film elements, and optional English subtitles.

Where to Find These Cinematic Marvels

If you’re eager to get your hands on these Blu-ray releases, there’s good news! The Sonny Chiba Collection, Vol. 2 by Shout! Studios will be available for purchase starting November 14, 2023. Keep an eye on your favorite online retailers and local stores to secure your copy.

For those looking forward to Eureka’s Golgo 13 Blu-ray, mark your calendars for July 17, 2023. This cinematic treasure will soon grace your collection with its presence, offering an opportunity to relive the legendary assassin’s adventures.

Final Thoughts

In the world of cinema, few names command as much respect and admiration as Sonny Chiba and Golgo 13. Thanks to Shout! Studios and Eureka Classics, fans old and new can now experience these cinematic masterpieces like never before. As the release dates draw nearer, anticipation builds for the epic adventures and action-packed narratives that await within these Blu-ray collections. Whether you’re a seasoned fan or a newcomer, these releases promise an unforgettable journey through the world of cinema.

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