Eureka will release the Blu-ray versions of Samurai Wolf and Samurai Wolf II on January 29, 2024. These two chanbara films are considered masterpieces and were directed by the renowned Hideo Gosha.
In an effort to create an unbridled and authentic sword-fighting movie, Gosha drew influence from Akira Kurosawa’s samurai films and the spaghetti Western sub-genre that they had influenced. He used a limited budget to escape the constraints of his producers, resulting in Samurai Wolf and Samurai Wolf II, which follow the journey of a charming ronin named Kiba (portrayed by Isao Natsuyagi).
involved in a violent struggle between two neighboring towns
Kiba stumbles upon a small town in the first movie and becomes entangled in a hidden conflict. In Samurai Wolf II, Kiba becomes embroiled in a fierce battle between two neighboring towns.
Caught in a complicated tangle of deceit, with a corrupt gold mine proprietor, a skeptical swordsman, and a conceited martial arts instructor.
The Samurai Wolf movies are a successful example of samurai films, featuring striking black and white visuals and stylish action scenes. They are a powerful and concise portrayal of the genre.
This O-Card slipcase, with new artwork created by Tony Stella, is a limited edition with only 2000 copies available.
This content is available in high definition 1080p, using restored versions of the original film elements created by Toei.
Uncompressed original Japanese Mono audio
Optional English subtitles
Chris Poggiali, a film historian and writer, provides audio commentary for Samurai Wolf.
Featurette on Hideo Gosha, the Outlaw Director, with Tomoe Gosha.
Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork
A booklet for collectors with fresh writing about the movie by Tom Mes, an expert in Japanese film.
This heading will soon be obtainable at The Goodie Emporium, an American-based internet shop that currently carries a large selection of Import Shaw Brothers/Golden Harvest/martial arts DVDs and Blu-rays. New titles are added frequently.