Directed by Hideo Gosha
A powerful swordsman is hired to protect a blind lady boss from the evil Nizaemon, a man with no conscience, who has hired his own master swords-man, the only man skilled enough to kill the Wolf.
- "SAMURAI WOLF is a delicious cold cut samurai sandwich that adheres to standard Chambara conventions, but creates a vastly likable hero in the process. [Gosha's] work is ripe for discovery and wider recognition...."
- "To call it action-packed would be an understatement. At the same time, it is also one of the most imaginatively photographed and edited films of the sixties."
- "The swordplay in this film (much of it in supremely filmed slow-mo) is some of the finest and most savage that I have ever seen in a Chanbara pic of this vintage (the blood sprays and oozes most convincingly and frequently). That the film manages to introduce so many interesting and colorful characters and provide so much character depth in such a short span of time is breathtaking."