Next Tuesday, May 23rd, Arrow Video will release Kazuhiko Yamaguchi’s Wolf Guy on Blu-ray. For those eager to get a sneak peek at this highly anticipated release we here at Bloody Disgusting have got you covered!
In this quick scene the great Sonny Chiba, starring as the titular Wolf Guy, finds himself in quite the predicament. As is typically the case for Chiba he decides to rely on his fists to remove himself from a sticky situation. This is not looked upon fondly and a mini-street brawl breaks out! Enjoy!
Full details on all the goodness you can expect from the Wolf Guy release below!
WOLF GUY [Blu-ray + DVD]
Release Date: May 23rd
Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba is a martial arts “manimal” in the ultra-70’s, 100% bizarre mixture of horror, action and sci-fi that is Wolf Guy, one of the rarest and most sought-after cult films produced by Japan’s Toei Studio. Based on a manga by Kazumasa Hirai (creator of 8 Man), and never before released outside of Japan, it’s a genre film classic waiting to be discovered and a completely unclassifiable trip into phantasmagoric funk.
Chiba stars as Akira Inugami, the only survivor of a clan of ancient werewolves who relies on his supernatural powers to solve mysterious crimes. After a series of bloody killings perpetrated by an unseen force, Inugami uncovers a conspiracy involving a murdered cabaret singer, corrupt politicians, and a plot by the J-CIA to harvest his blood in order to steal his lycanthropic powers! At the same time, Inugami also discovers the truth behind his family heritage, and that he may not be the last of his kind.
Directed by B-movie genius Kazuhiko Yamaguchi (Sister Streetfighter, Wandering Ginza Butterfly, Karate Bear Fighter), Wolf Guy truly is one-of-a-kind, with Chiba in full effect as the part-man, part-wolf, all-karate action hero and a collection of familiar 1970’s Toei actors in support. Violence, action, nudity, real surgical footage, and a psychedelic musical score all work together to create an unforgettable trip to the heights of Japanese cinematic weirdness.
– High Definition digital transfer
– Original uncompressed mono audio
– New optional English subtitle translation
– New video interview with actor Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba
– New video interview with director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
– New video interview with producer Tatsu Yoshida
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Wes Benscoter
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Patrick Macias and a history of Japanese monster movie mashups by Jasper Sharp