Cover art and details for R1 'Retribution' from Kiyoshi Kurasawa!

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Cover art and details for R1 'Retribution' from Kiyoshi Kurasawa!

I have been reminded this week that not all of our readers have the access to import DVDs or enjoy the benefits of all-region players. Nor may they have friends like Todd who program stellar international programs into festivals like FantAsia, FantasticFest or Toronto After Dark where you can see such films. So, I have to remember that not everyone has seen films like Kiyoshi Kurasawa's Retribution yet and any R1 release should be noted and praised. That is why I am a couple days behind on this, I would normally ignore such an announcement, but this news is for the benefit to those who do not have the access...

A few days ago Lionsgate Home Entertainment announced Retribution (Sakebi) will presented in anamorphic widescreen, with a Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround track with English and Spanish subtitles. Extras will include a Making of Retribution featurette, an interview with Director Kiyoshi Kurasawa, and an alternate ending. Available on April 15th you can get your hands on this dandy of a ghost story, a film we like quite a lot around here.

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Kurt HalfyardFebruary 21, 2008 11:09 PM

Now that is how you do cover art. Waaaaaaaaaaay better than the NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE R1 cover!

OldboyFebruary 21, 2008 11:15 PM

i agree Kurt! that's one pretty looking cover.... I wish I could be an art director for U.S. DVD covers since R1 releases are typically the worst covers of them all. Does this job exist? sign me up! :)

Andrew MackFebruary 22, 2008 1:40 AM

What we need to do is get our own Swarez's name out there. The man does phenomenal work and he has proven taste to treat a property with respect.
I sure as heck don't know where that Nightmare Detective came from either. So far past left field that left field is straining to see it.

The VisitorFebruary 22, 2008 2:50 AM

yeah, the ghost's breasts aren't even enhanced on the cover. more covers like these pls.