Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 5 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: March 31, 2009
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Funimation Prod
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Box Set
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- (unspecified) - English, Japanese
- Subtitles - Japanese
- Additional Release Material:
- Actor and Director Episode Commentaries
- Textless Songs
- Production Artwork Galleries
- 24 Page Booklet with Interviews, Historical Notes and In-depth Story Outline
Performers, Cast and Crew:
In 17th-century Japan, a blind samurai and a one-armed master are about to face off in the first match of a traditional-weapons tournament organized by feudal lords. As the two warriors prepare for battle, they recount the events that brought them to this juncture. The set includes all 12 episodes of this historical chanbara (sword-fighting) anime.
Description by FUNimation Entertainment, Ltd.:
Two damaged warriors wear the scars of a twisted and violent past. Bitter rivals for the secrets of their master's sword and the right to his daughter, these samurai inflict wounds on each other that would destroy lesser men. The final chapter of their saga unfolds within a brutal samurai tournament, a gruesome contest arranged to satisfy the bloodlust of a cruel tyrant overlord.
The disfigured legends of the blade must summon the strength for one last battle - a final lesson in the artistry of violence where nothing is more beautiful than the kill.