Black Sun The Nanking Massacre

Black Sun The Nanking Massacre

DVD Rating: ***1/2

Reviewed by: Keith Hennessey Brown

Read Keith Hennessey Brown's film review of Black Sun The Nanking Massacre

The tensions implicit in the film are also evidenced in the packaging for Tartan's Region 0 PAL DVD, tellingly released under their Grindhouse imprint, which emphasises that it is “for mature viewers only” in a way that seems a touch unnecessary given its 18 certificate and comes across as exploitation-film ballyhoo when coupled with the quotes from - “a vile film” and “the best looking exploitation film I have ever seen”.

While I wouldn't go that far, the film – and Tartan's 1.77:1 anamorphic transfer – are perfectly adequate when one considers its origins. Sound and subtitles are also satisfactory.

Copy picture Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2006
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Retelling of the Second World War Rape of Nanking.
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Product Code: TVD3680

Region: 0

Ratio: 1.77:1 anamorphic widescreen

Sound: Dolby Digital Japanese/Mandarin, with optional English subtitles

Extras: Original trailer, history of Nanking with virtual map, booklet

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