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Q: Looking for Sogo Ishi's "Panic High School" ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Looking for Sogo Ishi's "Panic High School"
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: thecerebro-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 05 Nov 2006 10:10 PST
Expires: 05 Dec 2006 10:10 PST
Question ID: 780285
I am willing to pay 30$ to find out where and how I can get a copy of
the Japanese film "Panic High School" or "Koko dai panikku" (on IMDB

The film is directed by Sogo Ishi. There are two versions, one shot on
8mm (that you'll probably never find) and one on 16mm (which is
co-directed with Yukihiro Sawada). I'm willing to take either, but
I'll be incredibly surprised (though grateful) if you find the
original 8mm film. I would also prefer a subtitled copy on DVD or VHS.

If you own a copy of the movie, I'd be willing to buy it or a copy of
it for a reasonable price.

So far, I've checked Amazon, Ebay, Google, Amazon Japan & UK, and had
no luck. A review of the movie (link: claims they saw the
film on DVD from the label "Pioneer." I might be able to get a copy if
I was in Japan, but simply telling me that isn't a sufficient answer.
I need know where and how I can order the film, without learning a new
language or taking an expensive plane trip.

Thanks, and good luck finding it.
Subject: Re: Looking for Sogo Ishi's "Panic High School"
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 05 Nov 2006 14:52 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello Thecerebro,

According to the Asian DVD Guide Forum, on October 28, Transformer
released DVD-BOX 1 "Sogo Ishii: Punk Years 1976-1983" featuring all of
Sogo Ishii's films from 1976-1983 excluding Burst City:

-Panic In Highshcool (1976)
-Solitude Of One Divided By 880,000 (1977)
-Charge! Hakata Gangsters (1978)
-Shuffle (1981)
-Crazy Thunder Road (1980)
-Asia Strikes Back ?2005 Remix Live Version? (1983)
-Bonus Disc (180 mins)

The box set contains the original 8mm version of the film Panic In Highschool
No subtitles whatsoever, not even in Japanese.

Order this DVD at Amazon Japan

Availability: Ships from and sold by can ship to virtually any address in the world.

3 used & new copies are also available.

Search terms:
Sogo Ishii Panic in High School DVD release

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by thecerebro-ga on 05 Nov 2006 15:02 PST
That DVD set looks pretty cool, however, not speaking Japanese, I have to ask:
- Where on that page do I order the DVD?
- Is there a place I can get a subtitled version?

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 05 Nov 2006 15:31 PST
Hi Thecerebro!

Thnak you for your clarification.

- Where on that page do I order the DVD?

On the right side of the page it says:
"Would you like to see this page in English ? Click here."

If you don't see the message, try this link.

The page will not be in English.
To puchase DVD click on "Add to shopping Cart."

- Is there a place I can get a subtitled version?

According to the Asian DVD Guide Forum, subtitled versions were not released.

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 05 Nov 2006 15:35 PST
Sorry for the typo.

It should read:

The page "WILL BE" in English.
thecerebro-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
This definitely fits what I was looking for, plus it showed me where I
could get some other Ishi movies. However, since the cost of the pox
set is 190$ in US money, and the DVD isn't subtitled, I probably won't
get it. If anyone knows where I could get an English or subtitled
version, I would be willing to pay them the same amount. Thanks!

Subject: Re: Looking for Sogo Ishi's "Panic High School"
From: fp-ga on 05 Nov 2006 13:58 PST
Apparently the 8mm version was released on DVD just last week. I'll
provide the links tomorrow (in case the question should then still be
Subject: Re: Looking for Sogo Ishi's "Panic High School"
From: fp-ga on 06 Nov 2006 12:24 PST
The DVD referred to in the review

is also available (language: Japanese, no subtitles mentioned):
"Only 2 left in stock--order soon (more on the way)". 

Well, in my view posting the link would be answering a new question.
Why not open a new question so that it can be read by all the GARs

I would then post the link should the question still be unanswered
after 24 hours (I am not a GA Researcher).

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