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Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler [DVD] [2009]


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  • Actors: Kenichi Matsuyama, Tatsuya Fujiwara
  • Directors: Toya Sato
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: 4Digital Asia
  • DVD Release Date: 26 July 2010
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003NEQ6YY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,500 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Kaiji Ito (Tatsuya Fujiwara - Death Note/Battle Royale) 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……

Special Features/ Extras

  • Original Japanese Trailer
  • Making of Documentary

Review

A riveting sizzler made with nail-biting Battle Royale intoned brutality - 10 out of 10 --My Reviwer.com

Bursting with dark twists and turns that explore the very nature of mans greed, a must watch --Beyond Hollywood.com

Bursting with dark twists and turns that explore the very nature of mans greed, a must watch --Beyond Hollywood.com

Bursting with dark twists and turns that explore the very nature of mans greed, a must watch --Beyond Hollywood.com

Bursting with dark twists and turns that explore the very nature of mans greed, a must watch --Beyond Hollywood.com

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By herdy1 on 20 Feb. 2012
Format: DVD
This film is based on a popular Japanese manga, which was also then adapted into a 26-part anime back in 2007. Being a big fan of the anime (the internet can be a wonderful thing as this has never been officially licensed in the west, so you need to rely on reliable fansub groups), I wondered how well the events of the anime could be condensed into a 130-minute movie. Having now seen this film, I need not have been concerned, as it has managed very well to incorporate all but one of the story threads without ignoring any of the emotional tension. All the gambles from the series are here, bar the last one. The end of the film is very different to the anime.
I will not really go into the plot details, as other reviewers have already mentioned it. However, I will say that the lead role of Kaiji is very well cast, and he has captured the character identically to how he is portrayed in the anime. In the series, the anxious voiceovers during key moments in whatever gamble is taking place, be it E-card or trying to survive the Brave Men Road, really emphasise what Kaiji is thinking and allow you to get inside his head. This is just the same in the film, and it has captured the tension brilliantly, considering the running time is much shorter than a 26-part series. The role of Tonegawa is also perfectly cast, totally cold and ruthless. Fans of the Death Note films will obviously recognise the role of Kaiji, but L also makes an appearance as Sahara, one of Kaiji's co-minions.
Overall, this is a superb film. Whether or not you are familiar with the series or the manga, it makes no difference.
Finally of note, a sequal was released in Japan back in November, after the second anime series finished airing last year.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Iain McClumpha on 29 Feb. 2012
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When I was in Japan in November the second Kaiji film was due to open in the cinemas and the cast were appearing on all of the variety shows which pepper Japanese schedules, even creating scary games for them to take part in against a team of 'talento'... or people who are famous for being famous.

Anyway, they also showed this on one Friday and I was hooked. I missed the first part up to where he arrives on the ship so I was a bit confused, but I stuck with it. My Japanese is pretty weak but I grasped the basics... but some of it transcends dialogue and you just get sucked in.
I bought the PAL DVD and watched it last night, and it's even better now I know the start and the subtitles help with some of the more subtle elements... although sometimes the subs tend to say something other than the spoken dialogue.

So is it a good film. No... it's an excellent movie. It's gripping, exciting, frightening and all together a 130 minute thrill ride. The acting is note-perfect (or should that be Death Note perfect as some of the cast were in that, lol... watches tumbleweed roll past in the silence) and the music is worth buying if it's available on CD.

Now I await the second film with anticipation.

Jan... ken... pon!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By The Critic Ali Insane on 2 Aug. 2010
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This flick is based on Nobuyuki Fukumoto's manga series, Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji, and stars the uber slick prince of Japanese cinema Tatsuya Fujiwara in the lead role of Ito Kaiji, a down on his luck loser with an unhealthy drink and gambling problem fuelled by his lower class status; the complete polar opposite to the character he played in Death Note, Light Yagami. Kaiji is given the chance to pay off his huge financial debt in one night when he receives an invitation to board a gambling boat from an unscrupulous debt collector named Endo; or, face the daunting prospect of repaying the hefty sum over a ten year period.

Kaiji's decision will eventually guide him towards another unfortunate slacker named Sahara Makoto, played superbly by Kenichi Matsuyama; again, a million miles away from his creepy, enigmatic portrayal as L in the Death Note series and not so easily recognizable without all the make-up. Instead of a battle of wits between these two talented thespians, this time around they must pull together and form an alliance to successfully cross Brave Men Road; escape the slave driven underworld; clear their individual debts; and, be set free back into normal society.

Just like each individual Manga Publication leaves the hooked reader eagerly anticipating the release date of the forthcoming issue to continue the fable and satisfy their curiosity, each scene plays out in a similar fashion feeling like a condensed version of the original mini-stories, constantly changing direction and making the viewing experience an enthralling ride packed with suspense, tension and occasional laughter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cherryred on 17 Mar. 2012
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I never read/saw the original story of Kaiji.
It all started like the manga "Liar game" but it turned out completly different.
Good story, if you like the Japanese way.
Good actors, only the actor who played Kaiji(Light in DeathNote) gets on my nerve. He overacts sometime, but in overall it's fine.
Music and camera very good.
Also nice is the card game in the movie, E-Cards.
I played it for reall and it works! (If you can read minds!)
So good movie if you like stories like Liar game, Death Note, ...
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