Blu-ray release: ‘By A Man’s Face Shall You Know Him’

By   |  Feb 3, 2024

Radiance Films are bringing the 1966 Japanese crime action drama ‘By A Man’s Face Shall You Know Him’ (男の顔は履歴書) to UK Blu-ray on February 26, 2024.

Co-written and directed by Tai Kato, the film revolves around a doctor who is forced to take action after his neighbours come under threat from a group of immigrant gangs. The cast includes Noboru Ando, Ichiro Nakatani, Sanae Nakahara, Ryohei Uchida, and Kanjuro Arashi.

Synopsis: A community struggles against immigrant gangs in the ruins of postwar Tokyo. Only Doctor Amamiya (Noboru Ando) can save them, but he had enough fighting in the war. His pacifism is severely tested by the gangs’ increasingly outrageous taunts and when his neighbours decide to take matters into their own hands, Amamiya is forced to take action. The consequences prove to be much more far-reaching than he could ever foresee.

• High-Definition digital transfer
• Uncompressed mono PCM audio
• Newly translated English subtitles
• Appreciation by filmmaker Kenta Fukasaku
• Visual essay on Noboru Ando by Nathan Stuart
• Trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring new artwork by Time Tomorrow
• Limited edition booklet featuring new writing
• Full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip [3000 copies only]

‘By A Man’s Face Shall You Know Him’ is available to pre-order now from

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