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Six String Samurai (1998) 4K Blu-ray: Apocalyptic rockabilly

Vinegar Syndrome is releasing director Lance Mungia’s bizarre Six String Samurai (1998) on a 4K Blu-ray. Release date: May 28, 2021.

In 1957, after nuclear war with the Russians, America has become a post-apocalyptic wasteland where Rockabilly reigns supreme and Elvis is the true King. 40 years later, the King has fallen and society needs a new leader. Buddy, a katana wielding guitarist, travels to the city of Lost Vegas where he is determined to prove himself as the new King of Rock and Roll. On his journey, Buddy is confronted by a murderous array of musical outlaws including cannibals, Russians, and even Death himself. Buddy must use both his music and martial arts skills in order to defeat his foes, but his biggest challenge comes in the form of a young orphan boy who won’t leave his side after being rescued from bandits. Will the boy be Buddy’s downfall or his salvation?

A midnight movie sensation of the late 90s, Lance Mungia’s SIX-STRING SAMURAI is a wild blend of samurai film, spaghetti western, and post-apocalyptic road film, all mixed with a cool 1950s Rockabilly vibe. Written by and starring trained martial artist Jeffrey Falcon and featuring an original score by the cult band The Red Elvises, Vinegar Syndrome is delighted to bring SIX-STRING SAMURAI to Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD for the first time, newly restored from its 35mm original camera negative and featuring a wide array of newly produced extras, including an extended making-of documentary!

Six String Samurai (1998)
Image courtesy IMDB

‘Vegas needs a new king.’ That, right there, is all you need to know plotwise of this ridiculously fun no-budget actioner.

Michael Dequina — TheMovieReport.com

Release date: May 28, 2021
Genre: Sci-Fi / Comedy


DirectorLesley Selander
CastMarguerite Chapman, Cameron Mitchell, Arthur Franz
CountryUSA
Production Year1951
Discs1 Blu-ray Disc
RegionRegion A
Run Time72 minutes
FormatsColor / 4K / 1.37:1
AudioEnglish
SubtitleEnglish / Spanish
StudioFilm Detective

Special features


VSU exclusive ‘ultra’ high-end magnet clasp box, containing the slipcovered 2-disc set and a 40-page book. Case artwork designed by Tom Hodge of The Dude Designs. Box designed and patented by VS.
Region Free 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray Set
4k UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
Newly scanned & restored in 4k from it’s 35mm original camera negative
Brand new commentary track with director Lance Mungia and cinematographer Kristian Bernier
Brand new commentary track with director Lance Mungia
“VEGAS NEEDS A NEW KING: THE MAKING OF SIX-STRING SAMURAI” – a brand new extended length making-of documentary directed by Elijah Drenner and Lance Mungia
40-page book featuring essays by director Lance Mungia
Reversible cover artwork
English SDH subtitles

Six String Samurai (1998) Trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos does not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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