Third Window Films release a 90s classic live-action film by the name of Dangan Runner today. It was the directorial debut of filmmaker SABU (Mr. Long, Happiness, Miss Zombie) and now we get to enjoy the world’s first Blu-ray and remastered DVD release of it as well as an impressive collection of extras including an interview with the director and, for the first 1000 copies, a collectable slipcase. Here are the details:
Japan / 1996 / 82 Mins / In Japanese with English subtitles / 35mm / Colour
November 12th, 2018
Dual format DVD & Blu-Ray
First 1000 copies come with collectable slipcase
Interview with director SABU
VCinema: A Video Essay by Tom Mes
Audio Commentary by Jasper Sharp
SABU is an actor and cult auteur of alternative comedies featuring hard luck guys thrown into crazy situations. His directorial career started in 1996 with this film and since then he has gone on to be featured at film festivals around the world. His acting career includes work with Takashi Miike, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and even a stint voice acting on the anime Sailor Moon.
Synopsis: Japanese director SABU, director of such films as Happiness, Mr Long and Miss Zombiemade his start with DANGAN RUNNER (aka Non-Stop), the story of three losers brought together by fate with disastrous results. A would-be bank robber (Tomorowo Taguchi from Tetsuo) forgets his mask on his first big heist, and then botches an attempt to shoplift a replacement mask from a nearby convenience store. The store’s clerk (Diamond Yukai from Lost in Translation), a washed-up rock star, chases the thief and literally runs into a Yakuza (Shinichi Tsutsumi from Our Little Sister) to whom he owes money. Thus begins an all-night, three-way pursuit through the streets of Tokyo.