SHINSENGUMI CHRONICLES – I WANT TO DIE A SAMURAI! on Region 1 DVD
The classic SHINSENGUMI CHRONICLES – I WANT TO DIE A SAMURAI! (Shinsengumi Shimatsuki, 1963) is being released on DVD in North America by AnimEigo, Inc. The DVD streets November 9, 2010 but can be purchased now directly from animeigo.com.
Based on the best-selling novel by Kan Shimosawa (creator of Zatoichi) and produced by the Daiei Motion Picture Company, SHINSENGUMI CHRONICLES is an action-packed epic tale of the Shinsengumi, a special police force consisting of ronin, farmers and peasants established in 1863 to protect the Mibu district of Kyoto. The film stars Raizo Ichikawa (the SHINOBI NO MONO series) as Susumu Yamasaki, a honest man who joins the Shinsengumi out of admiration for its leader, Isami Kondo (Tomisaburo Wakayama, star of LONE WOLF & CUB), and because he wants to die as a samurai. But as his involvement grows, reality and idealism come into deadly conflict.
SHINSENGUMI CHRONICLES – I WANT TO DIE A SAMURAI! was directed by Kenji Misumi, director of the LONE WOLF & CUB movies and a number of films in the Zatoichi series.
SHINSENGUMI CHRONICLES – I WANT TO DIE A SAMURAI!
DVD Label: AnimEigo
On Sale Now @ animeigo.com
Official Street Date: November 9, 2010
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Region: 1 – North America
Runtime: 93 min. plus extras
Theatrical Release in Japan: 1963
Suggested Rating: 18+
• Program Notes
• Cast & Crew Bios
• Image Gallery
• Theatrical Trailers
About AnimEigo, Inc.
AnimEigo, which just celebrated its 20th anniversary, is a leading releaser of Japanese films on DVD in North America. AnimEigo’s catalogue comprises a variety of genres, including several quintessential samurai films, such as SHOGUN ASSASSIN, LONE WOLF AND CUB, ZATOICHI, and SLEEPY EYES OF DEATH as well as award-winning art films such as THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA (Palme d’Or winner). As the oldest surviving releaser of anime in North America, AnimEigo has released such classic titles as URUSEI YATSURA, MACROSS, RUPAN III, OH MY GODDESS!, and many more.