Eureka Entertainment is set to release YAKUZA WOLF 1 & 2, a duo of action-packed yakuza thrillers starring Sonny Chiba. Presented on Blu-ray for the first time ever in UK, from new restorations, as part of Eureka Classics range. Available from 19th February 2024, the first print run of 2000 copies will feature a Limited-Edition O-card Slipcase and Collector’s Booklet.
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 homaged by John Woo in A Better Tomorrow II.
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
*All extras subject to change