Till Kleinert's violent sword-swinging indie DER SAMURAI released over in the UK just a few days ago, but now we finally have word on when we’ll be able to get our hands on this nutso looking slice of horror here in the States. Artsploitation will release DER SAMURAI on both Blu-ray and DVD this June 9th. A couple of weeks ago we saw the film’s latest trailer, you can watch that HERE!
A samurai-wielding figure wearing a white dress lurks menacingly in the forest, waiting to descend upon an unsuspecting village in the muddy backwaters of rural East Germany. As heads roll with each stroke of his sword, dutiful, straight-laced cop Jakob becomes increasingly powerless to resist the draw of the Samurai’s feral otherness. The two enter into a bizarre folie à deux as Jakob is forced to confront his own carnal impulses that he has long sought to repress.
Written and directed by Till Kleinert, DER SAMURAI stars Michael Schumacher, Uwe Preuss, Pit Bukowski, and Ulrike Bliefert.