Kinji Fukasaku’s blood-soaked yakuza masterpiece Wolves Pigs & Men is coming home

Eureka Entertainment to release WOLVES, PIGS AND MEN; Kinji Fukasaku’s blood-soaked yakuza masterpiece. Presented on UK Blu-ray from a new 2K restoration. Available from 19 August 2024 as part of The Masters of Cinema Series, the first print run of 2000 copies only will exclusively feature a limited edition O-card slipcase.

A standout yakuza film directed by a master of the genre in Kinji Fukasaku (Battles Without Honour and Humanity), Wolves, Pigs and Men is an uncompromising treatise on brutality and brotherhood starring Rentarô Mikuni (Harakiri), Kin’ya Kitaôji (Battles Without Honour and Humanity: Final Episode) and the inimitable Ken Takakura (Abashiri Prison).

Kuroki, Jirô and Sabu are three brothers born into poverty. Kuroki, the eldest, finds an escape from his squalid beginnings by turning to organised crime – and soon both Jirô and Sabu have followed him into the yakuza lifestyle. But none of the brothers see eye to eye, each of them showing more loyalty to their criminal comrades than to their siblings. Following a stint in prison, Jirô convinces Sabu to help him pull off a potentially lucrative heist, leading to a series of betrayals and horrifically violent acts that will test the bonds of blood to their breaking point.

Blending the staple themes of the Japanese gangster film with narrative and aesthetic qualities borrowed from the French New Wave and American film noir, Wolves, Pigs and Men stands as one of the finest yakuza movies of the 1960s. The Masters of Cinema series is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK from a new restoration of the original film elements by Toei.


  • Limited edition O-card slipcase featuring new artwork by Grégory Sacré (Gokaiju) [First print run of 2,000 copies only]
  • 1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray from a restoration of the original film elements supplied by Toei
  • Original Japanese audio track (uncompressed LPCM mono)
  • Audio commentary track by Jasper Sharp
  • Interview with screenwriter Jun’ya Satô
  • Interview with producer Tatsu Yoshida
  • Interview with Kinji Fukasaku’s biographer, Sadao Yamane
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Japanese cinema expert Joe Hickinbottom