I must say that i agree with the previous reviews of this film. The current dvd quality leaves alot to be desired. Also, to state that the dvd, at 108 minutes is the directors cut, is incorrect. Seems the current releasing company is unaware the film originally ran 155 minutes. This film was, at the time, Japan's biggest budget film. In view of this, and the fact the film boasts a top-notch cast, a quality dvd release would be justified and most welcome, even in the edited form.