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    Added on: 6/3/2024 19:29
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    Samurai Wolf I & II

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    Masters of Cinema
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 145 mins
    Retail Price: £32.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    A duo of chanbara masterpieces from one of the genre’s greatest directors, Hideo Gosha! Out of a desire to make what he felt was a truly no-holds-barred sword-fighting film, Gosha took inspiration from the samurai films of Akira Kurosawa as well as the spaghetti Western sub-genre they had inspired. Working with a low-budget to free himself from the restrictive oversight of his producers, the result was Samurai Wolf and Samurai Wolf II, the story of a charismatic ronin named Kiba (played by Isao Natsuyagi).

    In the first film, Kiba wanders into a small town and ends up ensnared in a local conflict that’s more than meets the eye, and in Samurai Wolf II Kiba gets mixed up in a complex web of intrigue, involving a crooked goldmine owner, a cynical swordsman, and an arrogant dojo master.

    With stunning black and white cinematography and ultra-stylish action sequences, the Samurai Wolf films are a lean, mean triumph of samurai cinema and the Masters of Cinema series is proud to present both films for the first time ever in the UK, on Blu-ray.

    Special Features:
    Limited edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Tony Stella [2000 copies]
    Brand new audio commentary on Samurai Wolf II by Jasper Sharp
    Brand new interview with film critic Tony Rayns
    Audio commentary on Samurai Wolf by film historian and writer Chris Poggiali
    Outlaw Director - Hideo Gosha featurette with Tomoe Gosha
    Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork
    A collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes

    Video Tracks:
    2.35:1 widescreen 1080p B&W

    Audio Tracks:
    PCM 2.0 Mono Japanese

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Hideo Gosha

    Written By:

    Isao Natsuyagi
    Ryôhei Uchida
    Junko Miyazono
    Tatsuo Endô
    Junkichi Orimoto
    Yoshirô Aoki
    Ichirô Nakatani
    Bin Amatsu
    Yûko Kusunoki
    Chiyo Aoi
    Rumiko Fuji

    Music From:
    Toshiaki Tsushima

    Director of Photography:
    Sadaji Yoshida

    Kôzô Horiike

    Costume Designer:
    Yuzuru Mori

    Nobusaburô Honda
    Norimichi Matsudaira

    Eureka Entertainment

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