I recieved a copy of"KAIJI:THE ULTIMATE GAMBLER"in the post as a screener and thought oh yeah another asian cinema relaese,the i read the press release and came across names from asian classics such as"Death note,The last name and Battle Royale"and seeing as these are some true asian classics i though to myself wow this may actually be good and its amazing!!
Over the last couple of years i have found that there has been a massive influx with many labels saying "hey its asian,lets get a cool cover and people will buy it!"and unfortuneatly that has been the case but when a gem like this appears it is sometimes worth wading through the crap to get to a film like"KAIJI"
Adapted from a huge manga series it focus's on our main sat"kaiji"who like i guess in any societ does suffer knock back after knock back and decides to turn his hand"very succesfully"to gambling,but his skill for this doesn't go unoticed and soon the not particularly nice debt collector offers him 2 choices to pay of his debt,i will not say wich one he takes but in true asian cinema style,its the action packed option!
Featuring some of the best up and coming actors from asia this will be seen as a true classic in the modern day cinema and WELL worth a look if you are a fan of asian cinema and if you are not i would suggest you throw away your subtitle phobias and watch this now!!
PRESS RELEASE INFO
On July 26th Japanese anime series Kaiji is brought to life on DVD. The film brings together a young and talent cast who are famed for their roles in cult films Death Note, 20th Century Boys and Battle Royale; creating a gripping tale relevant to a generation lost in the recession. To celebrate the release of Kaiji we have 5 copies to give away.
Kaiji is the story of Ito (Tatsuya Fujiwara - Death Note/Battle Royale) who moves to Japan after graduating from high school. Unable to find a job and frustrated with society at large, Kaiji spends his days gambling, vandalising cars, and drinking. Two years later and his life is no better. A debt collector named Endo arrives to collect payment. She then offers two choices to Kaiji: spend 10 years paying off his loan or board a gambling boat for one night to repay his debt and possibly make a whole lot more. Meanwhile, the unscrupulous Endo is actually conning Kaiji, believing he won't come back from his voyage. Kaiji is then up for the night of his life……
Contest time!And heres the contest!I have been kindly given 5 copies to give away!!Many many thanks to 4 digital media and organic marketing,so just answer the question below and e-mail me the answer to firstname.lastname@example.org the contest will end on the 26th of july and winners will be announced on july 27th,good luck!
For your chance to win just answer the following question: What is the name of the debt collector in Kaiji?
To preorder your copy of Kaiji just click on the link below.