Eureka will release a Blu-ray collection on February 19, 2024 for the 1972 films Yakuza Wolf and Yakuza Wolf 2, both intense Yakuza crime dramas featuring the renowned actor Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba (known for his roles in Fighting Fist and Soul of Chiba). The collection will be available in Region B format.
In the film “I Perform Murder,” heavily influenced by spaghetti Westerns, a enigmatic assassin dressed in black (Chiba) seeks revenge against the yakuza by manipulating two enemy clans, resulting in a final, violent showdown that is truly astonishing.
includes a giant sword fight.
In “Extend my Condolences,” Chiba portrays a convict who is double-crossed and incarcerated. Upon his release, he seeks revenge on the yakuza and ultimately storms the home of the mob leader who betrayed him in a thrilling and action-packed finale featuring an epic sword battle.
John Woo paid direct homage to this later in A Better Tomorrow II.
This O-Card slipcase is a Limited Edition with brand new artwork created by Chris Malbon. Only 2000 copies were made.
Both films have been remastered in 1080p and are presented on two Blu-ray discs, using new restorations of the original film elements created by Toei.
Original Japanese mono audio
Optional English Subtitles
Newly added extended audio commentary tracks for both movies.
A new feature by Howard Hughes examines how spaghetti Westerns influenced the creation of Yakuza Wolf and the impact of Japanese cinema on the Western genre.
Original theatrical trailers
A special booklet for collectors, with original written pieces by Tom Mes and Howard Hughes [2000 copies available].
This heading will be released at The Goodie Emporium, an American-based e-commerce shop that currently has a wide selection of Import Shaw Brothers/Golden Harvest/martial arts DVDs and Blu-rays available. New titles are constantly being added to their inventory.
Please view the trailer for Eureka’s movie down below.