Hideo Gosha’s Samurai Wolf I & II Set For Masters Of Cinema Release

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Samurai Wolf I & II will be released by Eureka Entertainment in January 2024Earlier this year Hideo Gosha‘s Yakuza Thriller Violent Streets joined the Masters Of Cinema range. Eureka Entertainment have announced they are set to release  two more Samurai Wolf I & II,. Two anarchic, spaghetti western-inspired samurai adventures from legendary genre auteur, on Blu-ray for the first time ever in UK, in a 2-Disc set.

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, which tell 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. 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.

Eureka Entertainment have released a new trailer to promote the release, check it out…

Limited edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Tony Stella | Presented in 1080p HD from restorations of the original film elements by Toei | Uncompressed original Japanese Mono audio | Optional English subtitles | 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 | PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes | And more to be announced…

JAPAN |1966 & 1967 |15 | 73 & 71 MINS | 2.35:1 OAR | ACTION/ADVENTURE | JAPANESE | BLACK & WHITE

You can pick up or reserve you copy at the Eureka Video Store

Samurai Wolf I & II will be released on Blu-ray as a 2 Disc set, part of The Masters Of Cinema range from 22nd January 2024.