Magazine article Screen International

Japan's Toei Launches Library Restoration

Magazine article Screen International

Japan's Toei Launches Library Restoration

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Cannes is holding the international premiere of the digitally remastered edition of the 1973 Toei production, starring the late Bunta Sugawara.

"Bunta Sugawara does not just belong to Toei, but is a treasure of filmdom and movie lovers everywhere," said Toei's managing director, international sales and acquisitions, Satoshi Shinohara.

"It is our greatest honour to have an opportunity to show Kinji Fukasaku's masterpiece, Battles Without Honor And Humanity, to people across the world in the Cannes Classics programme. Unfortunately, Mr. Sugawara passed away last year, but we couldn't be happier to share his glory with others."

Toei is also restoring the 1999 Ken Takakura film Poppoya and selecting further titles from its library, which will be packaged for sales and circulated to international film festivals. …

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