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Afro Samurai: Resurrection (R1/US BD) in February

Funimation have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Afro Samurai: Resurrection (Special Edition Director’s Cut) on 3rd February 2009. Afro Samurai (Samuel L. Jackson) avenged his father and found a life of peace. But the legendary master is forced back into the game by a beautiful and deadly woman from his past. The sparks of violence dropped along Afro's bloody path now burn out of control - and nowhere are the flames of hatred more intense than in the eyes of Sio (Lucy Liu). She won't quit until Afro is schooled in the brutal lessons he dealt those who stood in his way.

This follow-up to Afro Samurai also features the voice of Mark Hamill.

Priced at $34.98 SRP on DVD and $39.98 SRP on Blu-ray Disc, features are outlined below...

DVD

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • Unedited Dialogue and Picture as it was Meant to be Seen
  • Path of the Samurai: 24-Page Booklet featuring forewords by Takashi "Bob" Okazaki, Fuminori Kizaki and the RZA, concept art, production art, promotional images and more.
  • Afro In-Depth: Exclusive insight into the world of Afro Samurai with creator Takashi "Bob" Okazaki
  • Afro Samurai: East Meets West, Part 1 - GONZO studios interviews and behind-the-scenes
  • Afro Samurai: East Meets West, Part 2 - West coast production, interviews and behind-the-scenes
  • Enter the RZA - Behind-the-scenes interviews and production
  • Afro Samurai: The Game - Behind-the-scenes of the Afro Samurai Video Game
  • Afro Samurai at San Diego Comic-Con 2008
  • Part A Video Commentary - Featuring Director Fuminori Kizaki, Creator Takashi "Bob" Okazaki, Character Designer/Chief Animation Director Hiroya Iijima, Animation Producer Yuji Hori and Animation Producer Kenichi Hayashi

Blu-ray Disc - Same content as the DVD, the main feature is presented in 1080P Widescreen with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio and all extras are in HD. The disc is coded for Region A (based on the sleeve).

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