Collection of Sonny Chiba Volume 2 | Blu-ray (Released by Shout! Factory)
Volume 2 of the Sonny Chiba Collection is now available on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.
RELEASE DATE: November 24, 2023
On November 24, 2023, the Blu-ray set for The Sonny Chiba Collection Volume Two will be released by Shout! Factory. This set will feature the following films: The Defensive Power of Aikido (1973), 13 Steps of Maki (1975), Karate Warriors (1976), The Okinawa Yakuza War (1976), Karate For Life (1977), Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon (1977), and The Okinawa War of Ten Years (1978).
one of the most revered cult action stars ever
Get ready for seven additional action-packed movies from the iconic career of Sonny Chiba! This second collection showcases exciting moments from Chiba’s highly influential filmography, including some that are now available on North American Blu-ray for the first time. Despite being greatly missed by his devoted fan base, Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba, known as “The Street Fighter,” continues to be one of the most beloved cult action stars of all time.
a symbol that stands the test of time!
The protective strength of Aikido
“Experience the stunning visuals of 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio) and immerse yourself in the DTS-HD Master Audio Mono sound. This film runs for 82 minutes.”
Jiro Chiba takes on the part of Morihei Ueshiba, who was born in Wakayama to a farming family. He was destined for excellence in martial arts as he studied under various masters, including his brother Sonny Chiba, and honed his skill in Aikido.
Based on a comic book, 13 Steps Of Maki follows the leader of the all-female Stray Cats gang who use their fighting skills to help others. But when Maki crosses the daughter of a powerful man with connections to the yakuza, she winds up in prison on false charges.
A man skilled in combat, Sonny Chiba, comes to a town controlled by two rival gangs led by feuding brothers who are part of the yakuza. He uses every tactic to keep the brothers at odds while also searching for a valuable supply of drugs and forming a bond with the son of a samurai who wields a sword.
The War of the Okinawa Yakuza
This video has a resolution of 1080p and is in widescreen format with an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. It also has DTS-HD Master Audio Mono and a runtime of 95 minutes.
Sonny Chiba and Hiroki Matsukata both star in this martial arts film set in Okinawa. Chiba plays a fierce gangster fighting his way through the streets, while Matsukata co-stars. The film is set one year before power is returned to the mainland, making it a powerful and visually stunning experience.
KARATE FOR LIFE
This movie is available in 1080p high-definition widescreen format with an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The audio is in DTS-HD Master Audio Mono and the total running time is 90 minutes.
The third installment in the Masutatsu Oyama movie series, Karate For Life, depicts our protagonist navigating through US-controlled Okinawa. He resigns from a career in professional wrestling, but is compelled to step back into the ring to assist a friend in dire need of medical resources.
GOLGO 13: ASSIGNMENT KOWLOON
The video is in 1080p high-definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and the audio is in DTS-HD Master Audio Mono. The total runtime is 92 minutes.
Duke Togo, a global secret agent, has accepted a challenging task from an American narcotics organization: eliminate a powerful leader in Hong Kong who has been independently selling their illegal substances. Duke must navigate constant peril and also contend with a rival detective who also desires to capture the kingpin for personal gain!
THE OKINAWA WAR OF TEN YEARS
This film is available in 1080p high-definition widescreen format with an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. It also features DTS-HD Master Audio in mono and has a runtime of 101 minutes.
When Okinawa is returned to mainland Japan, it causes conflict between brothers and friends. The local yakuza is also not pleased with being threatened by mainland gangs. This leads to chaos and the largest yakuza battle in Okinawa’s history.
The first volume of Shout! Factory’s Sonny Chiba Collection contained several films including Yakuza Wolf: I Perform Murder, Yakuza Wolf 2: Extend My Condolences, Bodyguard Kiba, Bodyguard Kiba 2, Shogun’s Shadow, Samurai Reincarnation, and Swords of Vengeance.
Thanks to the gentleman at kungfufandom.com for breaking the news! We’ll keep you updated as soon as we get official word. Until then, here’s
The iconic preview for Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon: