We know how good Eureka Entertainment are to Hong Kong cinema fans I think we can say the same for Japanese films. In February (2024) they will release Yakuza Wolf 1 & 2 starring Sonny Chiba, for the first time in the UK on Blu-ray. Newly restored, as part of Eureka Classics range with a host of extras.
A duo of ultra-violent yakuza thrillers starring the late great Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba, available for the first time ever in the UK.
In the Spaghetti Western inspired I Perform Murder, a mysterious black-clad killer (Chiba) with a personal vendetta against the yakuza manipulates two rival clans in order to draw out his targets, leading to a climactic bloody shootout that must be seen to be believed.
Then, in Extend my Condolences, Chiba plays a criminal who is betrayed and sent to prison. After serving his time, he wages war on the yakuza, eventually raiding the mansion of the crime boss who turned on him in a spectacular, action-packed climax that would later be directly homage by John Woo in A Better Tomorrow II.
Watch the newly released trailer to promote the new release…
SPECIAL EDITION TWO DISC BLU-RAY FEATURES*:
Limited edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Chris Malbon | 1080p presentations of both films across two Blu-ray discs, from new restorations of the original film elements by Toei | Original Japanese mono audio | Optional English Subtitles | Brand new feature length audio commentaries on both films | Brand new featurette by Howard Hughes looking at the Spaghetti Western influences on Yakuza Wolf, and the broader influence Japanese cinema had on the Western genre | Original theatrical trailers | PLUS: A Limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Tom Mes and Howard Hughes
JAPAN |1972|18 | 172 MINS | 2.35:1 OAR | ACTION/CRIME | JAPANESE | COLOUR
You can pick up or reserve you copy at the Eureka Video Store
Yakuza Wolf I & II will be released on Blu-ray as a 2 Disc set, part of Eureka Classics range from 19th February 2024.