Last revised: November 07, 2009.
|Back in the 1960's,
one of the biggest programs on Australian TV was The Samurai with Shintaro - the master swordsman and his faithful sidekick Tombei the Mist - of the Iga Ninja.
Produced in Japan and
dubbed into English, this program had a style all its own.
When the star Koichi Ose visited Melbourne he had a bigger crowd turned out than for the Beatles.
Now that the series
is starting to be released on video and DVD,
serious collectors may like to have a checklist of the original episodes.
The links below
will allow you to browse (or download) both an episode checklist
and an alphabetical cross reference. The latter is useful because
the retail video cassette numbers do not correspond to the
Theme Music :
I know nothing about music,
2009 - November
Siren Visual Entertainment announce the re-issue of the complete collection of Samurai DVDs !
2009 - February
feature film has now been released on DVD in a subtitled version
"Detective Fencer" :-
2007 - August
Siren Visual Entertainment advise END OF AVAILABILITY of their range of Samurai DVDs !
"Were going to have to stop selling Samurai DVDs as of the end of September. After this, the series will be again out of print."
"...Season 1 is officially completely sold out!
If you are looking for seasons 2-6 better order them now before you miss out completely..."
Further info can be found on their web site :-
So fellow fans of Shintaro, get in for your chop now !
2003 - Series 1 & 2 DVDs - became availaable in BOX SETS !
2002 - DVD
"Siren Visual Entertainment, as of
Friday 22nd of March,
"The tapes have been remastered,
although still not pristine they are improved from what
has previously been available and the sound quality is
selection of episodes were previously released on VHS by Siren
Entertainment, some of which were show on FOXTEL - http://www.foxtel.com.au
The Samurai was originally produced by Senkosha Productions Tokyo from 1962 to 1965. This has now become Senkosha Advertising. At time of writing the rights had been held by Galaxy Films (If any-one knows their web address please let me know).
thanks to Nikki White ("Ninja in the Belfry" 1988)
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