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Crows Zero II (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Oguri Shun (Actor) | Yamada Takayuki (Actor) | Miike Takashi (Director) | Kuroki Meisa (Actor)
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Miike Takashi hit box office gold in 2007 with the high school brawler Crows Zero based on Takahashi Hiroshi's best-selling manga. Picking up the story right after the first film, the highly anticipated blockbuster sequel Crows Zero II throws audiences right back into the hyper-stylized world of high school gang violence. Oguri Shun returns as Takaya Genji, whom we last saw fighting his way up the pecking order of gang-infested Suzuran High in hopes of uniting the school under his rule. His chief rival in the first film, Yamada Takayuki, is back, as well as Takaoka Sosuke, Kiritani Kenta, Daito Shunsuke, Yabe Kyosuke, Kamiji Yusuke, Flame's Izaki Yusuke and Izaki Hisato, and sometimes flame Kuroki Meisa. Some new delinquents have been added to the fighting fray including Miura Haruma (Gokusen), Abe Shinnosuke (The Sword of Alexander), and Kaneko Nobuaki (Be-Bop High School).

Genji (Oguri Shun) is the new king of Suzuran High after beating Serizawa (Yamada Takayuki), but the school is more fragmented than ever. Suzuran's old rivalry with Hosen Academy flares up again when a former Suzuran student (Abe Shinnosuke) who knifed a Hosen student to death two years ago is released from jail. Hosen's leader Taiga (Kaneko Nobuaki) sends out the boys to get revenge, and Genji unknowingly throws the first punch, breaking the tenuous ceasefire between the two schools. It's all-out gang war all over again, but Genji's fighting on two fronts trying to unite a divided Suzuran against Hosen.

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Product Title: Crows Zero II (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) 熱血高校 II (DVD) (中英文字幕) (香港版) 热血高校 II (DVD) (中英文字幕) (香港版) クローズZERO 2 (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Crows Zero II (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
Also known as: Crows Zero 2 / Crows 2 Crows Zero 2 / Crows 2 Crows Zero 2 / Crows 2 Crows Zero 2 / Crows 2 Crows Zero 2 / Crows 2
Artist Name(s): Oguri Shun (Actor) | Yamada Takayuki (Actor) | Kuroki Meisa (Actor) | Miura Haruma | Takaoka Sosuke | Yabe Kyosuke | Fukami Motoki | Kiritani Kenta | Daito Shunsuke | Kaneko Nobuaki (Actor) 小栗旬 (Actor) | 山田孝之 (Actor) | 黑木美紗 (Actor) | 三浦春馬 | 高岡蒼佑 | 矢部享祐 | 深水元基 | 桐谷健太 | 大東俊介 | 金子信昭 (Actor) 小栗旬 (Actor) | 山田孝之 (Actor) | 黑木美纱 (Actor) | 三浦春马 | 高冈苍佑 | 矢部享佑 | 深水元基 | 桐谷健太 | 大东俊介 | 金子信昭 (Actor) 小栗旬 (Actor) | 山田孝之 (Actor) | 黒木メイサ (Actor) | 三浦春馬 | 高岡蒼佑 | やべきょうすけ | 深水元基 | 桐谷健太 | 大東俊介 | 金子ノブアキ (Actor) Oguri Shun (Actor) | Yamada Takayuki (Actor) | Kuroki Meisa (Actor) | 미우라 하루마 | Takaoka Sosuke | Yabe Kyosuke | Fukami Motoki | Kiritani Kenta | Daito Shunsuke | Kaneko Nobuaki (Actor)
Director: Miike Takashi 三池崇史 Miike Takashi 三池崇史 Miike Takashi
Release Date: 2010-08-05
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Widescreen Anamorphic: Yes
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD, DVD-9
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 133 (mins)
Publisher: Mei Ah (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1023017844

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* Special Features:
- Trailer
- Databank

Director : Takashi Miike

Takiya Genji and his newly formed gang, GPS, have successfully taken over Suzuran and overthrown their former leader, Serizawa. He soon realises however, that reaching the top is tough, but staying there is even tougher. Unity is fast deteriorating as inner turmoil begins to grow within the grounds and loyalty crumbles. Genji is soon beset by a malaise as he doubts his ability as a leader and fighter. Meanwhile, a certain rival school declares all-out war on Suzuran and this conflict will test Genji ability to rise up to the challenge.
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Professional Review of "Crows Zero II (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)"

August 3, 2010

Everybody likes a good gang fight, especially when it involves beautiful boys beating the crap out of each other while exchanging homoerotic looks. At least, that's one possible conclusion when considering the popularity of Takashi Miike's Crows Zero movies. The first film was a slam dunk for both young guys and girls, thanks to its stylish violence and too-beautiful guys, whose fisticuffs were usually tempered by an ardent, near passionate admiration for their foes. Crows Zero II refuses to fix what wasn't broken; the same beautiful guys are back, and the same stylish violence is present and accounted for. Hell, they've even added some new beautiful guys to the mix. Why then, does Crows Zero II feel like it's not as much fun as the first one?

In the wake of Crows Zero, life hasn't gotten any easier for Genji Takaya (Shun Oguri). His gang GPS is now dominant at super-tough Suzuran High, having defeated their rivals, the Serizawa Army, led by all-around badass Tamao Serizawa (Takayuki Yamada). However, Genji's position atop Suzuran's food chain doesn't make him the absolute leader, with continued resistance from underclassmen, Serizawa's bunch and also Rindaman (Motoki Fukami), Suzuran's hulking lone wolf. Things get worse when Suzuran alumni Sho Kawanishi (Shinnosuke Abe) is released from juvie, where he was incarcerated after murdering the gang leader of rival school Hosen. Kawanishi's freedom upsets the delicate truce between Suzuran's and Hosen's current students, and Suzuran's current state of disarray makes them ripe for a takeover. Will Genji be able to unite Suzuran before Hosen destroys them?

When Crows Zero debuted, it presented the teen gang brawling film in a dynamic way that transcended its tried-and-true genre status. Rather than go towards all-out comedy or super melodrama, Takashi Miike found the right balance of elements, mixing commercial gloss with low brow comedy, occasional satire, and a playful sense of self. While all that is present in Crows Zero II, it just doesn't feel that new anymore. Miike does change things up slightly; rather than wall-to-wall action, Crows Zero II serves it up slowly before building to a massive end blowout with the students advancing up the high school floors like players advancing through levels in a video game. The filmmaker winks to the audience are quite obvious, with the film calling even more attention to its self-seriousness and homoeroticism, while also eschewing the superfluous elements like having teachers at the school. All fun and all welcome, but also all very familiar.

Then again, this is a sequel so "more of the same" is what's expected. Miike doesn't go the bigger-is-better route, providing new characters and situations, but not raising the stakes in a felt manner. Belying the bloody brutality on display, the violence is surprisingly not explicit, and still possesses the first film's entertaining kickass style. Also, the assortment of new characters and actors deserves notice. As greasy-haired Hosen leader Narumi, musician Nobuaki Kaneko makes a fine foil to Shun Oguri and seems to be in on the movie's homoerotic joke. Effeminate, umbrella-carrying Hosen psycho Urushibara (Gou Ayano) is another standout addition, and Hosen underclassman Tatsuya Mito (the handsome Haruma Miura) makes a charismatic appearance, setting up future sequels. The returning cast members are fine too; Shun Oguri possesses the same dynamic physical presence as the intense Genji and Takayuki Yamada still charms as the more playful Serizawa. Love interest Ruka Aizawa (the returning Meisa Kuroki) provides a welcome female presence, but is relegated to the background in pretty much only two scenes.

What doesn't work as well in Crows Zero II is the film's latest dramatic subplots, especially one involving the returning Ken Katagiri (Kyosuke Yabe) and his relationship with the out-of-juvie Kawanishi. Their storyline builds on the "honor in high school" themes that Genji and company experience, moving into Yakuza rites-of-passage and other typical triad melodrama. There's wide-eyed overacting and screaming aplenty, but given the over-the-top situations of the high school storylines, it never rings entirely true. Crows Zero II is much more successful when confining its honor, drama and homoeroticism to the high school arena, where there aren't larger compromises or circumstances at play. Still, target audiences are likely to gloss over the film's less successful moments, and will only pay attention to the beautiful boys, brutal roughhousing, and too-cool-for-school posturing that make the Crows movies such guilty pleasures. Art this is not, but good, stylish comic book fun it is.

by Kozo - LoveHKFilm.com

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