Bounty Hunter Trilogy – Limited Edition Set Coming Soon From Radiance Films

Before he made his name in Lone Wolf and Cub Tomisaburo Wakayama starred in these violent samurai spectacles that draw on James Bond and Spaghetti Westerns for inspiration yet feature the period’s familiar style and blood-spattering action.

In this Bounty Hunter Trilogy set Wakayama stars as Doctor and spy-for-hire Shikoro Ichibei who in Shigehiro Ozawa’s Killer’s Mission is hired to prevent the sale of firearms to a hostile Shogun.

In Eiichi Kudo’s follow-up, The Fort of Death, Ichibei is hired on a Seven Samurai-style mission to protect a village of farmers from a ruthless Lord.

The final film sees Ozawa return for Eight Men to Kill, where Ichibei is hired to recover a cache of stolen gold from the government’s mine.

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Featuring an array of weapons and gadgets that would make Q proud with Ichibei supported by a band of helpers including fellow spies, ronin and female ninjas, the Bounty Hunter films deliver action thrills galore and deserve to sit alongside the celebrated action epics that followed.


High-definition digital transfer of each film presented on two discs, made available on Blu-ray (1080p) for the first time in the world
Uncompressed mono PCM audio
Audio commentary on Killer’s Mission by Tom Mes
Interview with film historian and Shigehiro Ozawa expert Akihito Ito about the filmmaker
Visual essay on Eiichi Kudo by Japanese cinema expert Robin Gatto
Series poster and press image gallery
Optional English subtitles
Six postcards of artwork from the films
Reversible sleeve featuring artwork based on original posters
Limited edition booklet featuring new writing by samurai film expert Alain Silver, an obituary of Eiichi Kudo by Kinji Fukasaku and an interview piece on Shigehiro Ozawa after his retirement from filmmaking
Limited Edition of 3000 copies, presented in a rigid box with full-height Scanavo cases and removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings.


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