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Credits
  • Director: Till Kleinert
  • Producer: Anna de Paoli, Linus de Paoli
  • Screenwriters: Till Kleinert
  • Cast: Michel Diercks, Pit Bukowski, Uwe Preuss, Kaja Blachnik, Ulrike Hanke-Haensch, Christopher Kane
  • Cinematography: Martin Hansimayr
Product Details
  • Format: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Catalog: ART16
  • UPC: 854555004866 (DVD), 854555004873 (Blu-ray)
  • ISBN: 9781939196194 (DVD), 9781939196293 (Blu-ray)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Country: Germany
  • Language: German
  • Rating: NR
  • Year: 2014
  • Length: 79 Minutes
  • Audio: 5.1 Surround
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Color
  • Bonus material: Behind the Scenes featurette, Director's commentary, Trailer
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Unlike any other horror film you’ll see this year, DER SAMURAI is a German mind-bender about shape-shifting cross-dressers, bloody decapitations, repressed sexual desires and small town life. But while director Till Kleinert’s film is a surreal mix of dark comedy and eerie creep-out that recalls David Lynch. Jakob is a policeman in a village deep in the woods, where little happens until the arrival of a mysterious wolf that is causing havoc. Working the night shift, Jakob is tracking the wolf…only to discover that the lupine lurker is actually a man clad only in lipstick and a ladies’ slip, and toting a samurai sword that he uses to lop off the heads of the townspeople, including Jakob’s tormentors. Jakob and the transvestite samurai seem to share a bond, and as the night gets darker, events get even weirder. Completely bizarre yet wildly entertaining, DER SAMURAI is a horror must-see for the adventurous! PLEASE NOTE:  The first run of DER SAMURAI Blu-rays were duplicated, the second run (currently in stock directly through us) were replicated.  Some online retailers may still have duplicated copies in stock, there's no way for us to know.  We have been offering customers to exchange duplicated copies for replicated ones, this offer is limited to US residents (where we have the rights to the film) and ends on November 1, 2015.
Reviews

“A lot of different interpretations are going to be reached about the film, which is one of the reasons it’s so damn exciting.” – Bloody-Disgusting.com

“DER SAMURAI will burn in your brain long after the heads, and the credits, have rolled.” – DreadCentral.com

“The opening scenes of DER SAMURAI carry that pleasurable feeling that can be hard to come by on the current horror scene: The sense of not knowing at all where the story’s going, but that the filmmaker knows just what he’s doing.” – Fangoria

“DER SAMURAI is the type of film I live for: well made and weird.” – TwitchFilm.com

Screenings
2014 - Frightfest London
2014 - Tribeca Film Festival
2014 - Sitges Film Festival
2014 - Berlin International Film Festival
2014 - Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal
News

BloodyDisgusting.com – U.S. Trailer for Bizarre German Horror DER SAMURAI

HighDefDigest.com – DER SAMURAI Blu-ray Announced

ModernHorrors.com – DER SAMURAI Strikes In June

ShockTillYouDrop.com – U.S. Trailer, Date: Nutso German Fest Favorite, DER SAMURAI

Director Interview

AintItCool.com – Audio Interview with Till Kleinert by Doc Karen Oughton

DreadCentral.com – Video Interview with Till Kleinert

PostureMag.com – Tribeca Interview with the Mastermind behind DER SAMURAI

TwitchFilm.com – Fantaspoa 2014 Interview: Till Kleinert On DER SAMURAI

About the Director

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Till Kleinert
was born in 1980 in Berlin. In his youth, he drew comics and made videos and stop-motion films. Later, after civilian service in 2001, he interned at the Volksbühne Berlin Theatre and for a short time was a sausage vendor. He studied at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin from 2004-2014, graduating with DER SAMURAI. His other award-winning films include the shorts: Dog Food (Hundefutter, 2007), Cowboy (2008), Cocoon (Kokon, 2009) and Boys Village (2011). Since 2005 he is part of the filmmaker’s collective Schattenkante.

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Credits
  • Director: Till Kleinert
  • Producer: Anna de Paoli, Linus de Paoli
  • Screenwriters: Till Kleinert
  • Cast: Michel Diercks, Pit Bukowski, Uwe Preuss, Kaja Blachnik, Ulrike Hanke-Haensch, Christopher Kane
  • Cinematography: Martin Hansimayr
Product Details
  • Format: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Catalog: ART16
  • UPC: 854555004866 (DVD), 854555004873 (Blu-ray)
  • ISBN: 9781939196194 (DVD), 9781939196293 (Blu-ray)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Country: Germany
  • Language: German
  • Rating: NR
  • Year: 2014
  • Length: 79 Minutes
  • Audio: 5.1 Surround
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Color
  • Bonus material: Behind the Scenes featurette, Director's commentary, Trailer
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