Pathfinder Pictures have a couple of interesting releases coming soon to DVD. Three Miike movies: Yakuza Demon (AKA Kikoku), Andromedia and Gozu. Gozu will now be released in November and ANDROMEDIA & YAKUZA DEMON are planned for December. SALARYMAN KINTARO is still to be scheduled.
Takashi Miike update: Here's the covers of two of Pathfinder Pictures upcoming DVDs, YAKUZA DEMON and ANDROMEDIA.
YAKUZA DEMON: 2003/100 minutes, Japanese with English subtitles (Pre-Order Date: Nov. 23, Street Date: Dec. 28) Director: Takashi Miike Cast: Riki Takeuchi, Tetsuro Tamba. Honor, betrayal and mind-blowing action as only acclaimed cult director Takashi Miike can bring! Seiji and Yoshifumi are the only members of the Muto branch of the Date Family. The two respect and love their leader, Mr. Muto, like a father and the three share a firm bond. But their fate is sealed when the Family is involved in a conflict. Muto is unable to pay his share of funds for the oncoming battle but tells executives of the Family that he would fight at the front line instead. In the wish to protect Muto, Seiji has him arrested by the police. Ignoring the Family executives' mocks of "Muto escaped to prison", Seiji prepares for the battle and attacks like a demon on behalf of his boss...
ANDROMEDIA: 2000/109 minutes (Pre-Order Date: Nov. 23, Street Date: Dec. 28) Cast: Hiroko Shimabukuro, Naoto Takenaka. Mai and her friends has an unseparable bond since childhood. But as of late, their friendship is questioned when their romantic relationships get in the way of the others. But before Mai could make amends, she is unfortunately killed in a traffic accident. Distraught with her death, Mai's father implements his ongoing research of recording a person's memory into a microchip. His years of work finally paid off and Mai is alive again - through a computer. But trouble soon brews when a large corporation sends some thugs to retrieve Mai and the technology by forcible means. But before they can get to Mai, her father luckily safehavens her into her former boyfriend's laptop. Now the chase is on for the laptop and Mai's boyfriend and former friends have to run to keep her safe. MSRP $19.98 - Special Features (pending): 16x9 anamorphic transfer, letterboxed, still gallery, biographies, film notes by author Tom Mes, TV spot.
Also here's the nicely designed poster of IZO. (thanks to SanchoDoesAsia.com)