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THE MARTIAL ARTS ICON DELIVERS HIGH-OCTANE THRILLS IN SEVEN OF HIS BEST FILMS!
Get ready for some of the wildest action films from the impressive legacy of Sonny Chiba! This box set comprises just a small collection from his incredibly successful career. Some of these films are making their North America Blu-ray debut. Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba will be greatly missed by his legion of fans. The "Street Fighter" will live on forever!

DISC ONE:
YAKUZA WOLF: I PERFORM MURDER (2.35:1, DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 87 min.)
In this riveting Western, a vengeful man is after the Japanese yakuza for killing his boss and selling his sister into slavery. This exciting thrill-ride is "one of Chiba's most enjoyable films" (Chris D., Guns And Swords).
YAKUZA WOLF 2: EXTEND MY CONDOLENCES (2.35:1, DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 85 min.)
In this fantastic sequel, Chiba is sent to prison after being betrayed by a yakuza underboss. Once out, he looks to get his revenge in this exciting film directed by Buichi Saito (Lone Wolf And Cub: Baby Cart In Peril).

DISC TWO:
BODYGUARD KIBA (2.35:1, DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 87 min.)
Based on the anime by Ikki Kajiwara, Bodyguard Kiba follows a martial arts fighter (Sonny Chiba) who takes on the yakuza. This film was released in the US theatrically as The Bodyguard with the slogan "Viva Chiba!"
BODYGUARD KIBA 2 (2.35:1, DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 88 min.)
This terrific sequel opens with our hero in prison. Upon his release, he takes a bodyguard position at a nightclub ... and his new employer ends up being the one who had him imprisoned!

DISC THREE:
SHOGUN'S SHADOW (1.85:1, DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, 112 min.)
A young man on a journey to Edo to mark his passage to manhood is accompanied by seven master samurai charged with getting him there safely ... against the wishes of a powerful shogunate.
SAMURAI REINCARNATION (1.85:1, DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 122 min.)
When a resurrected demon assembles a team of undead samurai warriors to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate, only one person can defeat them: Jubei Yagyu (Sonny Chiba).

DISC FOUR:
SWORDS OF VENGEANCE (2.35:1, DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 160 min.)
Director Kinji Fukasaku (Battle Royale, The Yakuza Papers) teams up with Sonny Chiba to present a daring and violent version of Japan's most epic myth, "The 47 Loyal Retainers."

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Funny how the two sequels both begin with Chiba in prison!
 

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THE SONNY CHIBA COLLECTION
SEVEN OF THE LEGENDARY MARTIAL ARTS ICON’S
BEST FILMS IN AN EXTRAORDINARY 4-DISC BLU-RAY™ SET​
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Yakuza Wolf – I Perform Murder · Yakuza Wolf 2 – Extend My Condolences · Bodyguard Kiba
· Bodyguard Kiba 2 · Shogun’s Shadow · Samurai Reincarnation · Swords Of Vengeance

AVAILABLE TO OWN ON NOVEMBER 15, 2022
Legendary Japanese martial artist and actor Sonny Chiba remains a formidable force and an iconic star in film history. Get ready for some of the wildest action films from the impressive legacy of Chiba when THE SONNY CHIBA COLLECTION 4-Disc Blu-ray set hits North American home entertainment shelves on November 15, 2022 from Shout! Select in collaboration with Toei Company Ltd. This highly sought-after collector’s delight comprises a small collection of Chiba’s incredibly successful career. Some of the films included in THE SONNY CHIBA COLLECTION are being released on Blu-ray for the first time in North America. Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba will be greatly missed by his legion of fans. The "Street Fighter" will live on forever!

Loyal fans and movie collectors ordering from ShoutFactory.com will receive an exclusive 18x24 poster featuring the brand-new artwork available while supplies last.
DISC ONE:
YAKUZA WOLF: I PERFORM MURDER (2.35:1, DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 87 min.)
In this riveting Western, a vengeful man is after the Japanese yakuza for killing his boss and selling his sister into slavery. This exciting thrill-ride is "one of Chiba's most enjoyable films" (Chris D., Guns And Swords).

YAKUZA WOLF 2: EXTEND MY CONDOLENCES (2.35:1, DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 85 min.)
In this fantastic sequel, Chiba is sent to prison after being betrayed by a yakuza underboss. Once out, he looks to get his revenge in this exciting film directed by Buichi Saito (Lone Wolf And Cub: Baby Cart In Peril).

DISC TWO:
BODYGUARD KIBA (2.35:1, DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 87 min.)
Based on the anime by Ikki Kajiwara, Bodyguard Kiba follows a martial arts fighter (Sonny Chiba) who takes on the yakuza. This film was released in the US theatrically as The Bodyguard with the slogan "Viva Chiba!"

BODYGUARD KIBA 2 (2.35:1, DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 88 min.)
This terrific sequel opens with our hero in prison. Upon his release, he takes a bodyguard position at a nightclub ... and his new employer ends up being the one who had him imprisoned!

DISC THREE:
SHOGUN'S SHADOW (1.85:1, DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo, 112 min.)
A young man on a journey to Edo to mark his passage to manhood is accompanied by seven master samurai charged with getting him there safely ... against the wishes of a powerful shogunate.

SAMURAI REINCARNATION (1.85:1, DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 122 min.)
When a resurrected demon assembles a team of undead samurai warriors to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate, only one person can defeat them: Jubei Yagyu (Sonny Chiba).

DISC FOUR:
SWORDS OF VENGEANCE (2.35:1, DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, 160 min.)
Director Kinji Fukasaku (Battle Royale, The Yakuza Papers) teams up with Sonny Chiba to present a daring and violent version of Japan's most epic myth, "The 47 Loyal Retainers."

Bonus Features
DISC ONE (YAKUZA WOLF: I PERFORM MURDER/YAKUZA WOLF: EXTEND MY CONDOLENCES):​
  • Theatrical Trailers For Both Films
  • Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio Mono With Newly Translated English Subtitles

DISC TWO (BODYGUARD KIBA/BODYGUARD KIBA 2):​
  • Theatrical Trailer For BODYGUARD KIBA
  • Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio Mono With Newly Translated English Subtitles

DISC THREE (SHOGUN’S SHADOW/SAMURAI REINCARNATION):​
  • Theatrical Trailers For Both Films
  • Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo With Newly Translated English Subtitles (Shogun’s Shadow)
  • Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio Mono With Newly Translated English Subtitles (Samurai Reincarnation)

DISC FOUR (SWORDS OF VENGEANCE AKA THE FALL OF AKO CASTLE):​
  • Street Fighting Man – An Interview With Sonny Chiba Discussing His Career And The Street Fighter Films
  • Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio Mono With Newly Translated English Subtitles
 

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Definitely want to pick this up at some point. Especially after discovering the pleasures of Wolf Guy and wishing it was a series.

Crossing my fingers that someday I'll be able to replace my bootleg of the early Chiba manga adaptation Golden Bat, haha.
 

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