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Japanese action-comedy Dangan Runner on dual format in November

6 November 2018

Japanese director SABU, director of such films as Happiness, Mr Long and Miss Zombie made 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.

Dangan Runner Blu-ray and slipcase artwork

Described as "effortlessly clever" by The Onion AV Club and "a hilarious holy grail of low-budget filmmaking and a vital piece of V-Cinema history" by VCinema, Dangan Runner will be released on UK dual format (Blu-ray and DVD) by Third Window Films on 12 November 2019 at the RRP of £17.99.

Dual format features:

  • Interview with director Sabu
  • VCinema: A Video Essay by Tom Mes
  • Audio Commentary by Jasper Sharp
  • First 1000 copies come with collectable slipcase