by Chris MaGee
I've seen reports of some interesting collectible souvenirs being given away in Japan to accompany the advance tickets sold for films, squeeze toys, imitation sword guards, even discount cards for gas stations, but I've never heard of getting a can of imitation crab meat! It makes perfect sense in this case though. The promo item is being sold alongside advance tickets for Sabu's upcoming big screen adaptation of Takiji Kobayashi's 1929 novel "Kanikōsen" about a mutiny on a crab fishing boat. The film stars Ryuhei Matsuda as the leader of the disgruntled workers and Hidetoshi Nishijima as the despotic captain and is set for release later this year.
Thansk to Cinema Today for the heads up on this one.
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