The newly relaunched Artsploitation Films is bringing the small town, all night, identity crisis rage of 2014 fest hit Der Samurai to the U.S. this June.
A totally strange, engrossing piece of surreal horror, Der Samurai “is a German mind-bender about shape-shifting cross-dressers, bloody decapitations, repressed sexual desires and small town life. 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 Jakobs tormentors. Jakob and the transvestite samurai seem to share a bond, and as the night gets darker, events get even weirder.”
Der Samurai is on Blu-ray and DVD June 9th from Artsploitation. The film is among their truly killer summer slate alongside Horsehead (June 23) and acclaimed Belgian slasher Cub. Find trailer and images for Der Samurai, below.