THE JAPANESE RESPONSE TO STAR WARS BY THE CULT BATTLE ROYALE DIRECTOR
The once peaceful planet Jillucia has been colonized by the Gavanas Empire. His people now live under the yoke of the tyrannical Rockseia XII. Refusing to bend in the face of the enemy, the leader of the Jilluciens defers to the God Liabé by scattering eight divine nuts across the universe which, according to legend, will be able to discover the eight valiant warriors who will join forces in sight to liberate the occupied planet...
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku, who dynamited the codes of the yakuza film with the Combat without honor code series, Les Évadés de l'espace is a space opera with multiple finds and visual effects, endowed at the time with the largest budget in the history of Japanese cinema. Largely inspired by Star Wars , this huge success in Japan will in turn spawn the cult television series San Ku Kaï . Available for the first time in High Definition, Les Évadés de l'espace is offered in its original Japanese version as well as in its French version and editing*, used when it was released in theaters in 1979.
SPACE ESCAPEES by Kinji Fukasaku
(1978 - Colors - 105 mins)
High Definition Masters
Original version with French subtitles and French version*
Blu-ray or DVD edition
Unreleased on Blu-ray
. STAR SEEDS (28 mins)
“There is this idea of making a film of space disco, of space yakuza […]. We are both science fiction and fantasy. » An exclusive conversation between Fabien Mauro, author of Kaiju, invaders & apocalypse: The Golden Age of Japanese science fiction , and Jérôme Wybon, author of Star Wars, 1975-1985: The SF Invasion .
. ORIGINAL TRAILER
* only available on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
** in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING
Original Version / French Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles
1.85 format respected • Colors • Film duration: 105 mins / 93 mins
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING
Original Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles
1.85 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 • Colors • Film length: 101 min
Released on December 6, 2022