Following the huge critical and commercial success of the original five-episode mini-series, the fan-favourite anime “Afro Samurai” returns to DVD with the feature-length sequel, AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION. Presented as a two-disc Special Edition Director’s Cut, and including over 100 minutes of extra features, AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION features the vocal talents of Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Lucy Liu (Kill Bill Vol. 1), along with brand new original music by the Wu-Tang Clan’s the RZA.
The story picks up with Afro Samurai (Samuel L. Jackson) having avenged his father and found a life of peace. But a beautiful and deadly woman from his past emerges and forces the legendary master back into the game. 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). Driven by revenge, she won’t quit until Afro is schooled in the brutal lessons he once dealt those who stood in his way.With no such thing as final vengeance, the cycle of bloodshed spinning around the Number One Headband must roll on as the saga that began in the best-selling anime DVD of 2007 continues.
AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION (cert. tbc) will be released on DVD (Â£22.99) by Manga Entertainment on 27th April 2009. Special features include: Afro Samurai Game; Enter the RZA; Afro in Depth; Afro Samurai: Meets the West Part 1; Afro Samurai: Meets the West Part 2; Afro Samurai at San Diego Comic-Con 2008 and Part A Video Commentary.